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Liber C
May 2,
1608

Liber C, folio 167 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. 167

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Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers
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Liber C
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1595-1620
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Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, London, UK
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Liber C, fol. 167r

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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.

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. 167

A Yorkshire Tragedy was entered into Liber C of the Stationers' Company on May 2, 1608, as "A booke Calle A yorkshire Tragedy written by Wylliam Shakespere." This is one of the five times Shakespeare's name appears in the Stationers' registers. Although the entry states that the play was written by Shakespeare, most scholars now accepted as part of Thomas Middleton's canon, although it remains in the Shakespeare Apocrypha. Thomas Pavier, the publisher who entered the title into Liber C, published the first quarto edition later in 1608. He published a second edition in 1619, and the play was included in Philip Chetwinde's second impression of the Third Folio in 1664.

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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                                                                     1608  6to regis Jacobi                                                 167

                                                                      2do die maij

Mr Pavyer          Entred for his Copie vnder the handes of
                           Mr Wilson & Mr Warden Seton A
                           booke Called A Yorkshire Tragedy
                          written by Wylliam Shakespere   .        .        .        .        vjd

                                                                         3 Maij

Geo Elde.           Entred for his copie vnder the
                           handes of Mr Ga. Powell &
                           The wardens. A book called. The
                           Cittie of god. 22. bookes
                           wrytten by St Augustine. With the 
                           
Learned Commentaryes of John
                           Ludouick viues                           .        .        .         vjd

 

                                                                       4 Maij

Joseph Harrison.      Entred for his copie  vnder the handes
                                 of Mr Da. Powell and the
                                 Wardens A book called Epigramms
                                  and Satyres made by Richard
                                  Myddleton gent of York.   .        .        .        vjd

 

                                                                    9 maij

Rog. Jackson           Entred for his copie vnder the handes of
                                 Mr Gab. Powel POWEL and the Wardens
                                 a booke called A plaine & familiar
                                 exposition of the Lordes prayer
                                whereunto is prefixed A Sermon
                                on the 2 verse of the 4. Chapter
                                 of The epistle of St James
                                concerninge praier   .        .        .        vjd
                                                                       
By Jo. Dodd

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), 3:377.

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

Martin Wiggins and Catherine Richardson, "1484a. A Yorkshire Tragedy," in British Drama, 1533-1642: A Catalogue. Vol. 5, 1603-1608 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015) 245-8.

 

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