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Liber C
December 1,
1595

Liber C, folio 6 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. 6r

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Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers
Item Title
Liber C
Item Date
1595-1620, entry for December 1, 1595
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Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, London, UK
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Liber C, fol. 6r

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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. 6r

Edward III was entered in Liber C of the Stationers' Company on December 1, 1595 as "Edward the Third and the Blacke Prince their warres with kinge John of Fraunce." The play was entered by London publisher Cuthbert Burby, who ordered the first quarto edition printed in 1596. A second quarto edition was printed in 1599. Although evidence does not support early hypotheses that Shakespeare was the sole author of the play, scholars now believe that he contributed several scenes.

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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                                             1595 Anno 38 Elizabethae                                           6

                                             j  die Decembris

Edward Aggas /    Entred for his copie vnder the
                              wardens handes / a booke intituled
                              Harangues Militaires  /  et
                              Concions De Princes
                              Capitaines &c to be printed
                              in Englishe  .        .        .       .       .vjd

                                             primo die decembris

Cutbert           Entred for his copie vnder the handes
Burby             of the wardens A book Intitled 
                       Edward the third and the Blacke
                       Prince their warres with kinge John
                       of Fraunce        .       .       .        .         .        .     vjd

Cutbert           Entred for his copie vnder the Wardens
Burby             handes a book Intituled. Cornelius
                       Shylander his. Chirurgery .        .         .        .     vjd

                                             vijo die Decembris./.    

Rich: Jones./.    Entred for his Copie vnder the handes of bothe the
                          wardens a booke intituled Lamentable
                          newes from Newgate / Barnet / and Braynford
                          beinge the indictement / arraingment /
                          Judgement and execucon of Three
                          wicked witches       .       .        .         .        .     vjd

                                             ixo die Decembris./.
Tho. Creede./.    Entred for his Copie vnder the handes of bothe
                           the wardens a booke intituled the Second
                           parte of the moste delectable and plesant
                           historye of Prynce Edward knight of
                           the holye Crosse of Jerusalem    .       .        .     vjd./.

                                             17 Decembris

Cutbert Burby     Entred for his coppy vnder the handes of
                            the Wardens, Maroccus
                            extaticus, or Bankes bayhorse
                            in A traunce       .          .        .     vjd R.

Tho. Millington    Entred for his Copie vnder the wardens a
                             Ballade Intituled A pynne for the Spanyardes    .       .        .     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), 3:55.

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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