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Liber C
May 20,
1609

Liber C, folio 183 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. 183v

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Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers
Item Title
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. 183v

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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. 183v

On May 20, 1609, a publisher named Thomas Thorpe entered a book entitled "Shakespeare's sonnettes" into Liber C of the Stationers' Company. He published the first quarto edition of the poems, printed by George Eld, later in 1609. This is one of the five times Shakespeare's name appears in the Stationers' Register.

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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                                        1609 .7. Regis
                                             19 maij

Richard Bonyon          Entred for his copie vnder the handes of
                                    Mr Etkins and mr Lownes warden 
                                    A Relation of A muder done in
                                    Rickland inNorffolk vppon one
                                    Mr James A minster by one
                                                      Lowe Clerk vppon
                                   Twelfnight Last                                           vjd

                                            20 Maij
Th. Thorpe                Entred for his copie vnder the
                                  handes mWilson and mr 
                                  Lownes Warden a Booke 
                     G*S      called Shakepeares sonnetts                        vjd  
 

                                           22Maij
Joseph Hunt              Entred for their Copy vnder the handes of
John Trundle             Th'wardens a booke called The apprehension,
                                  arraignmente and execucon of Morgan Colman
                                  for the murther of Helen Hunte and Alice
                                  Burnam her servante. who was executed at
                                  Armen in Zealand neere Middleboroughe       vjd

                                          25to Maij
Ri. Bonion                 Entred for their Copy vnder the handes of mr
Hen. Walley              Wilson and mr warden Lownes A letter
                                  lately written from a merchant of Geneva
                                  to his freind a merchant in London
                                  touchinge the discouery of a late plott for
                                  the surprisinge of Geneva                                 vj/.

                                      29mo Maij
MWarterson           Entred for his Copy vnder th'andes of master
                                 Gabriell Powell and Th'wardens a booke
                                 called, master Blagraues Arte of Dyallinge         vjd /.

Leo: Becket             Entred for his copy vnder th'andes of mr Ri.
                                Etkins and Th'wardens a booke called the
                                Philosophers banquett                                             vjd /.

William White         Entred for his Copy vnder the handes of mr Wilson
                                & Th' wardens. a booke called the first parte of
                                the Hystorye of Don Silues de Silva &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): 3:410.

DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks, "The Reign of King Edward the Third," Ed. Alan B. Farmer and Zachary Lesser. Created 2007. Accessed 15 January 2016. http://deep.sas.upenn.edu.

Martin Wiggins and Catherine Richardson, "952. The Reign of King Edward III," in British Drama, 1533-1642: A Catalogue. Vol. 3, 1590-1597 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), 227-232.

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