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Liber C
April 19,
1602

Liber C, folio 80 verso

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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. 80v

Item Creator
Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers
Item Title
Liber C
Item Date
1595-1620, entry for April 19, 1602
Repository
Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, London, UK
Call Number
Liber C, fol. 80v

Institution Rights and Document Citation

Terms of use
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.

Document-specific information
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. 80v

Henry VI Part 1 and Part 2 and Titus Andronicus  were entered into Liber C of the Stationers' Company on April 19, 1602. Thomas Millington had previously entered Henry VI Part 2 into Liber B on March 12, 1594. Titus Andronicus was first entered into the Stationers' Register as the property of John Danter on February 6, 1594, who then printed the first quarto edition for Millington and Edward White. There is no record of Danter's transfer of his rights to Millington. In this entry, Thomas Millington transferred the publishing rights of all three plays to Thomas Pavier. Henry VI Part 1 had not yet appeared in the Stationers' Register or in print.

Titus Andronicus is entered here as "Titus and Andronicus." Despite Pavier's publishing rights, the next printed edition of Titus Andronicus was completed by Edward Allde for Edward White in 1611. Three quarto editions appeared in total, and the play was also included in the First and Second Folios.

Henry VI Part 1 and Henry VI Part 2 are entered here as "The first and Second parte of Henry the vjth]". Henry VI Part 2 was published first in 1594, and again in 1600, both by Thomas Millington. Following this transfer, the play was next printed in 1619 as a part of The Whole Contention of the Two Famous Houses of York and Lancaster, which was printed by William Jaggard for Thomas Pavier. Following this, it was next published in the First Folio, along with Henry VI Part 1, which appeared then in print for the first time. Both plays also appeared in the Second Folio.

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

Semi-diplomatic transcription

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                                                                              1602 44 Regine
                                                                                   19 aprilis
humfrey             Entred for his copie vnder the handes of mr
Lownes              Downam and the wardens. A
                           booke called sermon preached at the
                           Spittell in Easter weeke Anno 1562 
                           per mr Downam./ /    /       .        .       .      .          vjd

Clemt Knight     Entred for his copie, a booke called 
                           A defence of Tabaccho and the true
                           vse thereof      .          .        .       .      .          vjd

Clemt Knight     Item the spellinge A.  B.  C' salvo
                           Jure cuiuscunque      .      .         vjd

Cuthbert Burbie  Entred for his copie vnder the handes of
                            mr Hartwell and the wardens A
                            booke called the art of Stenographie        .      .        vjd

Jo. Jagger.           Entred for his copie vnder the handes of
                            mr Pasfeild and the wardens a
                            booke called observations vpon the
                            Lyves. of Alexander Cesar
                            and SCIPIO      .        .        .       .      .        vjd

mr leake              Entred for his copie by assignement
                            from master Bradock a booke called
                            the pretious perle           .      .        .       .       .      .              vjd

Tho. pavier         Entred for his copies by assignement
                            from Thomas millington these
                            bookes folowinge, Saluo Jure cuiuscunque
                            viz
                            A booke called Thomas of Reading      .      .      .           vjd
                            The first and Second parte of Henry the VJt
                             ij bookes       .       .        .       .       .       .        .       .          xijd
                            A booke called Titus and Andronicus   .       .           vjd
                             Entred by warrant vnder mr
                             Setons hand

                                                                                   27 Aprilis
Symon Stafford    Entred for his copye vnder the handes of
                             mr Pasfeild and mr Seton warden A
                             Sermon called Gods newe
                             yeres gift sent vnto England &c      .        .        .         .        .     vjd

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), 3:204.

DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks, "1 Henry the Sixth," Ed. Alan B. Farmer and Zachary Lesser. Created 2007. Accessed 15 January 2016. http://deep.sas.upenn.edu.

DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks, "2 Henry the Sixth," Ed. Alan B. Farmer and Zachary Lesser. Created 2007. Accessed 15 January 2016. http://deep.sas.upenn.edu.

Martin Wiggins and Catherine Richardson, "888. The First Part of the Contention betwixt the Two Famous Houses of York and Lancaster," in British Drama, 1533-1642: A Catalogue. Vol. 3, 1590-1597 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), 92-103.

Martin Wiggins and Catherine Richardson, "919. Harry VI," in British Drama, 1533-1642: A Catalogue. Vol. 3, 1590-1597 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), 161-7.

Martin Wiggins and Catherine Richardson, "928. Titus Andronicus," in British Drama, 1533-1642: A Catalogue. Vol. 3, 1590-1597 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), 179-85.

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