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Liber D
April 8,
1634

Liber D, page 290

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Creator: Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers
Title: Liber D
Date: 1620-1645
Repository: Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, London, UK
Call number and opening: Liber D, p. 290

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Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers
Item Title
Liber D
Item Date
1620-1645, entry for April 8, 1634
Repository
Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, London, UK
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Liber D, p. 290

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 D
Date: 1620-1645
Repository: Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, London, UK
Call number and opening: Liber D, p. 290

The Two Noble Kinsmen was entered into Liber D of the Stationer’s Company on April 8, 1634. John Waterson, the publisher who entered the title, entered it as "the two noble kinsmen by John ffletcher and William Shakespeare." Waterson issued the first and only quarto edition later that same year. The play does not appear in either the First or Second Folio.

Liber D 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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290                                                  5o Aprilis 1634

Mr Robert Young            Assigned ouer vnto him (with a Provisoe
                                        vndernamed) by order of a full Court
                                        & with the Consent of Edward Brnister
                                        and Roberte Bird all the estate right
                                        & interest, which they the said Edward
                                        & Roberte have in the Copy called the
                                        Doctrine of the Bible provided that
                                        the said Robert yong shall not imprint
                                        or cause to be imprinted or lay any
                                        clayme right or interest to any other
                                        volumes of the said booke then onely such
                                        volumes as may be ioyned with Bibles
                                        And that all impressions which the said
                                        Robert yong shall so imprint to be
                                        ioyned with Bibles, the said Edward
                                        Bruister & Roberte Bird shall have the
                                        one halfe of euery such impression paying
                                        to the said Roberte young for the Paper
                                       & printing theoreof onely, And that the
                                       said Robert young shall not assigne or sell
                                       the said Copy without Consent of the said
                                       Edward & Robert And that all other
                                       volumes that may be printed (not to be
                                       ioyned with Bibles) shall be to the onely
                                       vse & behoofe of them the said Edward
                                       Bruester & Robert Bird  .      .      .      .vjd

                                                            6o Aprilis 1634.
Master Bourne               Entred for his Copy vnder the hands of Mr
                                       Buckner & Mr Weaver warden (dated the
                                       3d of August 1633) a booke called An Apology
                                       for Dan: ffeatly Doctor of Dyvinity against
                                       the Calumnies of one S: E: in respect of
                                       his Conference had with Doctor Smith since
                                       entitled by the Pope Bishop of Calcedon
                                       concerning the reall presence by Myrth
                                       Waferer Mr of Arts of Albane hall in
                                        Oxford ^with a Letter from Doctor ffeatly to the Bishop of Calcedon .      .      .      .vjd

                                                            8o Aprilis
Mr Jo: Waterson              Entred for his Copy vnder the hands of Sir
                                        Hen: Herbert and Mr Aspley warden a
                                        TragiComedy called the two noble
                                        kinsmen by Jo: ffletcher & Wm Shakespeare .      .      .      .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), 4:316.

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

Last updated July 10, 2017