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The most lamentable tragedie of Titus Andronicus.
1611

STC 22330 copy 1, title page

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Creator: William Shakespeare
Title: The most lamentable tragedie of Titus Andronicus. As it hath sundry times beene plaide by the Kings Maiesties Seruants.
Date: London : printed [by Edward Allde] for Eedward [sic] White, and are to be solde at his shoppe, nere the little north dore of Pauls, at the signe of the Gun, 1611.
Repository: Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC, USA
Call number and opening: STC 22330 copy 1, title page
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Item Creator
William Shakespeare
Item Title
The most lamentable tragedie of Titus Andronicus. As it hath sundry times beene plaide by the Kings Maiesties Seruants.
Item Date
London : printed [by Edward Allde] for Eedward [sic] White, and are to be solde at his shoppe, nere the little north dore of Pauls, at the signe of the Gun, 1611.
Repository
Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington DC, USA
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STC 22330 copy 1, title page

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Images that are under Folger copyright are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This allows you to use our images without additional permission provided that you cite the Folger Shakespeare Library as the source and you license anything you create using the images under the same or equivalent license. For more information, including permissions beyond the scope of this license, see Permissions. The Folger waives permission fees for non-commercial publication by registered non-profits, including university presses, regardless of the license they use. For images copyrighted by an entity other than the Folger, please contact the copyright holder for permission information.

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Creator: William Shakespeare
Title: The most lamentable tragedie of Titus Andronicus. As it hath sundry times beene plaide by the Kings Maiesties Seruants.
Date: London : printed [by Edward Allde] for Eedward [sic] White, and are to be solde at his shoppe, nere the little north dore of Pauls, at the signe of the Gun, 1611.
Repository: Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC, USA
Call number and opening: STC 22330 copy 1, title page
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This is the third edition of Titus Andronicus. On April 19, 1602 Thomas Millington transferred the right to publish the play to Thomas Pavier. However, the third edition was not printed until 1611, and lists Edward White, not Pavier, as the publisher. White and Millington published the first edition in 1594, and White was the lone publisher for the second edition in 1600, despite never actually holding the registration for the play.

The text of this third edition, like that of the second edition, corrects mistakes found in the first edition while introducing new ones. Scholars believe that an annotated version of this third edition is what was used to set the play for the First Folio, although the Folio version introduces an entirely new scene into Act 3 (Oxford Companion 478).

The copy shown above is one of twelve recorded in the English Short Title Catalogue, and one of two owned by the Folger Shakespeare Library. It was purchased by Henry Folger from the Sotheby’s sale of the Curzon-Howe family library in December 1907.

To learn more about the plot and early printing history of Titus Andronicus, please see the Folger’s Shakespeare's Works and the British Library’s Shakespeare in Quarto, which also includes information about additional copies of this edition.

Written by Folger Shakespeare Library staff

Sources
The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare
. General editor, Michael Dobson and associate general editor, Stanley Wells, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001): 478.

Martin Wiggins, in association with Catherine Richardson. "928. Titus Andronicus." In British Drama, 1533-1642: A Catalogue. Vol. 3, 1590-1597. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013): 179-185.

Last updated March 19, 2018