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Liber C
February 7,
1603

Liber C, folio 91 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. 91v

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Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers
Item Title
Liber C
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1595-1620, entry for February 7, 1603
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Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, London, UK
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Liber C, fol. 91v

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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. 91v

Troilus and Cressida was entered for the first time in Liber C of the Stationers' Company on February 7, 1603. James Roberts, the printer who entered the title, entered the play as "'Troilus and Cresseda' as yt is acted by my lord Chamberlens Men." A note in the Register allows him to print and publish only when he has "sufficient aucthority." Roberts may never have received sufficient authority. The first quarto edition was published much later, in 1609, by Richard Bonian and Henry Walley, who registered it with the Stationers' Company a second time earlier that same year. This play was printed a second time in 1609, and was also included in the First and Second Folios.

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
                                                                 45 Regine ffebruarij
mr Waterson         Entred for their copie vnder the
mr Burbye            handes of the wardens A
                             booke called. The history of
                             the bible collected by waye of
                             question & Answere
                             By Eusibius Pagett          .           .        vjd

                                                                 4to ffebruarij
Tho: Archer         Entred for his Copie vnder the handes
                             of mr Pasfeild and the wardens 
                             A booke called the strange Travelles of Twoo Englishe
                             Pylgrimes &c /            .           .        vjd

                                                                 7 februarij
mr Bysshop        Entred for their copie by Assent 
mr Barker           of master newberie Britannia              
                           Antiqua in Englishe          .          .          .        vjd    

Tho archer          Entred for his copie vnder the handes
                            of mr Pasfeild and the wardens
                            A booke called The Muses
                            garlond          .          .          .              vjd

mr Barker          Entred for his copie by consent
                           of mr Dexter. Junius notes
                           vppon the revelacon of Sainct John
                           which was formerly Entred for
                           mr Dexters Copie And mr Dexter
                           affirmeth to a Court of Assistent
                           holden this day That the originall
                           Copy was delyuered to mr 
                           feild the printer with my Lord
                           graces hand to yt. And that after
                           yt was printed my lordes grace
                           of C dyd affirme that yt
                           was Done by his alowance             vjd

mr Robertes      Entred for his copie in full Court
                          holden this day to print when
                          he hath gotten sufficient aucthority
                          for yt, The booke of 
                          Troilus and Cresseda as
                          yt is acted by my lo: Chamberlens
                          Men             .          vjd

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), 3:226.

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

Martin Wiggins and Catherine Richardson, "1325. Troilus and Cressida," in British Drama, 1533-1642: A Catalogue. Vol. 4, 1598-1602 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), 372-77.

Last updated July 10, 2017