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Liber C
March 2,
1618

Liber C, folio 288 recto

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Creator: Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers
Title: Liber C
Date: 1595-1620
Repository: Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, London, UK
Call number and opening: Liber C, fol. 288a

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Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers
Item Title
Liber C
Item Date
1595-1620, entry for March 2, 1618
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Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, London, UK
Call Number
Liber C, fol. 288r

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The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers has graciously contributed the above image from their collections to Shakespeare Documented under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license. For any further use, visitors should contact the Clerk of the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers at clerk@stationers.org.

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Creator: Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers
Title: Liber C
Date: 1595-1620
Repository: Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, London, UK
Call number and opening: Liber C, fol. 288a

Edward III was originally entered in the Stationers' Register on December 1, 1595, by publisher Cuthbert Burby. Burby died in 1607, and in 1609 his widow Elizabeth transferred the rights to the play (along with 37 other titles, including the second part to Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe) to the publisher William Welby. Burby had produced two quarto editions (1596, 1599), but Welby failed to produce any. On March 2, 1618, Welby transferred his rights to publish the play to Thomas Snodham, but the play would never be published in quarto again. Although evidence does not support early hypotheses that Shakespeare was the sole author of the play, scholars now believe that he contributed several scenes.

Liber C and  the other registers with Shakespeare’s works are still kept by the Stationers’ Company in their archives.
 

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                                                        2Martij 1617 Regni Regis 15o /                              288

Mr Snodham           Assigned ouer vnto him by Mr Welbey
                                with Consente of the Mr and wardens
                                all his Right in theis Copies followinge .    .    .   xxjd
                                vizt   Laurentius of the eyesight
                                Phillips his sermons.
                                 Downham on the 15th psalme
                                Idem on Antechrist
                                Wittes common wealth 2 partes
                                Grandoes meditacons
                                Idem. Exercises
                                Stronge helper
                                Knighthood 6. 7. 8. 9 partes
                                Primaleon of Greece j and 2. parte
                                Christian warefare j and 2 parte
                                Greenehams workes. his parte
                                Perkins on the revelacon
                                Idem Graine of musterd seede
                               History of the bible vpon each Impression 75 bookes
                               Henry the 4th by Doctor Haywarde
                               English secretary
                               Englandes parnassus
                               Cuffes booke of the age of man
                               Amadis de Gaule 2 partes
                               Pinder of Wakefield a play
                              Orlando. the play
                               Edward the 3d the play.
                               Conny catchine 2 partes
                               Doctor. Faustus 2 partes
                              Vnfortunate traueller
                               Bucanus in English. his parte.
                               Sommers last will and testamente his parte
                               Theorique of Phisick and surgery
                               Every man in his humor. his parte
                               Perkins on Christs sermon on the mounte
                               Tallent on Devocon
                               Two sermons of master Dode and Master Cleaver

Sources
Edward Arber, ed.,  A Transcript of the Registers of the Company of Stationers of London: 1554–1640 A.D. 5 vols. (London: privately printed, 1875–94), 3:621.

DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks, "The Reign of King Edward the Third," Ed. Alan B. Farmer and Zachary Lesser. Created 2007. Accessed 15 January 2016. http://deep.sas.upenn.edu.

Martin Wiggins and Catherine Richardson, "952. The Reign of King Edward III," in British Drama, 1533-1642: A Catalogue. Vol. 3, 1590-1597 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), 227-32.
 

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