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Liber C
March 1,
1614

Liber C, folio 248 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. 248v

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Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers
Item Title
Liber C
Item Date
1595-1620
Repository
Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, London, UK
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Liber C, fol. 248v

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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 C
Date: 1595-1620
Repository: Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, London, UK
Call number and opening: Liber C, fol. 248v

The Rape of Lucrece was first entered into Liber B of the Stationer's Company on May 9, 1594 by John Harrison (known as "the Elder" to distinguish him from his brother of the same name, also a printer and publisher). The first quarto edition was printed later that same year by Richard Field, and sold by Harrison. In this entry on March 1, 1614, in Liber C, Harrison transferred the publication rights to the popular poem to Roger Jackson. Harrison had produced five quarto editions before transferring his rights, and Jackson produced a sixth quarto edition in 1616. The poem, dedicated to the Earl of Southampton, was printed in a total of eight quarto editions before 1641.

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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                                                1 Martij 1613
Mr ffeild               Entred for his Coppie by Consent of a Court
warden                 Trigonum Architectomium of the Carptenters
                             squire that is a table seruing for the mea =
                             suring of board, Glasse, Stone, and such
                             like playne and sollides, by Wm Bedwell .     .     .     . vjd./

                                           primo Martij. 1613.
Roger Jackson      Entred for his Coppies by consent of
                             Mr John Harrison the eldest and by
                             order of a Court, these 4 bookes
                             followinge  vizt                            .      .      .     .ijd 
                             Mascalles first booke of Cattell
                             Mr Dentes sermon of repentance
                             Records Arithmeticke
                             Lucrece

                                       4to Martij 1613

John Hammon      Entred for his Coppie vnder the hand
                             of master Dor Nidd and Mr warden
                             Ockold a booke Called verbum sempiternum
                             et salvator Mundi or the historye of
                              the old and new testament by John  .    .     . vjd.
                             Taylor 

John Beale         Entred of his Coppie vnder the
                           handes of Mr Doctor Nidd and Mr
                           warden Ockold a booke ^called 
                           a iewell for
                          gentlewomen with some verses
                          vpon certayne storyes of the bible  .    .     . vjd
 

                                               5o Martij 1613
Robert Wilson    Entred for his Coppie vnder the handes of
                           the Lo. Bishoppe of London and Mr
                           warden ffeild the Chardg of sir
                           ffrancis bacon knight his Maiesties
                          Atturney Generall touching Duelle vpon
                          an Informacon in the star chamber against
                          Preist & Wright  .    .     . vjd

Wm Arundell     Entred for his Coppie vnder the handes
                           of Mr warden ffeild and Mr Adames
                           to be printed when it is further allowed
                           The prince of Conde first prince of the
                            blood his letter to the quene regent of
                            ffrance together with her answere there
                            vnto   .    .     . vjd

                                     
                                          8o Die Martij 1613

Sam. Macham      Entred for his Coppie vnder the handes of Mr
                            Mason and Mr warden ffeild a booke
                            called Contemplacons vppon the principall
                            passages of the holye storye the second
                            volume in 4 bookes by Jos. Hall Dr of Diuinitie   .    .     . 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): 3:542.

The British Library, "2. William Shakespeare's poems and sonnets," Rev. 1.0.1 in Treasures in Full: Shakespeare in Quarto. Last modified December 2, 2004. http://www.bl.uk/treasures/shakespeare/poems.html. 

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