Stationers' Company

Connections

Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Anthologization Isabella Whitney
The publisher Richard Jones registered with the Stationers' Company a poem probably by IW : The lamentacon of a gentlewoman upon the Death of hir late Deceased frende William Gryffith Gent.
Rollins, Hyder E. “Introduction and Notes”. A Gorgeous Gallery of Gallant Inventions, edited by Thomas Procter, Harvard University Press, 1926.
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Family and Intimate relationships Elinor James
He was about twenty-two, and had finished his apprenticeship to become a Freeman of the Stationers' Company earlier this year. He was grandson of Thomas James , first Keeper of the Bodleian Library in Oxford...
Friends, Associates Lady Mary Wroth
The Alchemist was registered with the Stationers' Company on this date, and published the same year.
Cox, Michael, editor. The Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press, 2002.
Publishing Olaudah Equiano
OE registered with the Stationers' Company his autobiography, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, The African, published by subscription for the Author (that is at his own risk)...
Textual Production Aphra Behn
AB published through Tonson her Poems upon Several Occasions.Jacob Tonson
Though one of the commendatory poems dates from November 1683, the book was not registered with the Stationers' Company till Easter Term 1684.
O’Donnell, Mary Ann. Aphra Behn: An Annotated Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources. Garland, 1986.
92
Todd, Janet. The Secret Life of Aphra Behn. Rutgers University Press, 1997.
324
O’Donnell, Mary Ann. Aphra Behn: An Annotated Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources. Garland, 1986.
92
Textual Production Aphra Behn
On the pregnancy of Mary of Modena , the Stationers' Company licensed AB 's A Congratulatory Poem to Her Most Sacred Majesty on the Universal Hopes of all Loyal Persons for a Prince of Wales.
O’Donnell, Mary Ann. Aphra Behn: An Annotated Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources. Garland, 1986.
129
Textual Production Aphra Behn
AB 's epistolary novel Love-Letters Between a Nobleman and His Sister (a secret history or fiction à clef) was licensed by the Stationers' Company ; it was published anonymously the following year.
Todd, Janet. The Secret Life of Aphra Behn. Rutgers University Press, 1997.
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Textual Production Aphra Behn
AB 's The Fair Jilt: or, The History of Prince Tarquin and Miranda, her first short fiction or novel, was licensed with the Stationers' Company .
O’Donnell, Mary Ann. Aphra Behn: An Annotated Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources. Garland, 1986.
133
Textual Production Aphra Behn
The Stationers' Company licensed AB 's The History of the Nun: or, the Fair Vow-Breaker.
O’Donnell, Mary Ann. Aphra Behn: An Annotated Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources. Garland, 1986.
155
Textual Production Elizabeth Cary, Viscountess Falkland
Elizabeth Cary 's The Tragedie of Mariam , the Faire Queene of Jewry was licensed by the Stationers' Company ; it was printed in 1613.
Elizabeth Cary, Viscountess Falkland, and Lucy Cary. “Introduction and Editorial Materials”. The Tragedy of Mariam, The Fair Queen of Jewry; with, The Lady Falkland: Her Life by One of Her Daughters, edited by Barry Weller and Margaret W. Ferguson, University of California Press, 1994, pp. 1 - 59; various pages.
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Textual Production Susanna Hopton
SH 's compilation Daily Devotions, Consisting of Thanksgivings, Confessions, and Prayers . . . For the Benefit of the more devout, and the assistance of weaker Christians was entered with the Stationers' Company .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
under Traherne
Hopton, Susanna. “Introductory Note”. Susanna Hopton, edited by Julia J. Smith, Ashgate, 2010, p. ix - xxiii.
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Hopton, Susanna. Daily Devotions. Jonathan Edwin, 1673.
title-page
Textual Production Anne Wharton
A caveat was entered at the Stationers' Company to prevent the printing of AW 's verse drama Love's Martyr and some of her poems.
Wharton, Anne. “Introduction”. The Surviving Works of Anne Wharton, edited by Germaine Greer and Selina Hastings, Stump Cross Books, 1997, pp. 1 - 124.
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Textual Production Jane Anger
The title continues: Jane Anger her Protection for Women To defend them against the Scandalous Reportes of a late Surfeiting Lover, and all other like Venerians that complaine so to be overcloyed with womens kindnesse...
Textual Production Anna Letitia Barbauld
ALB , Epistle to William Wilberforce , Esq., on the Rejection of the Bill for Abolishing the Slave Trade, was entered with the Stationers' Company by Joseph Johnson . It was her first new...
Textual Production Aphra Behn
One of AB 's best-known comedies, The Feign'd Curtizans; or, A Night's Intrigue, was licensed by the Stationers' Company ; it probably opened that month at Dorset Garden .
The London Stage notes that...

Timeline

1403
The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of London approved the formation of a fraternity or Guild of Stationers . Printers became dominant in the organization by the time it became the Stationers' Company and...
4 May 1557
The Royal Charter of the Stationers' Company of London, granted by Mary Tudor , restricted the privilege of book-production to its limited membership.
By 14 April 1561
Sir Thomas Hoby 's The Courtyer, translated from Baldassare Castiglione 's Il Cortegiano, was entered at the Stationers' Company ; it was published the same year.
By 9 May 1586
The young antiquary and historian William Camden published the first, Latin edition of his popular and influential Britannia, an account of Britain under the Romans which drew on physical remains and place-names.
4 February 1592
Samuel Daniel registered with the Stationers' Company his collection of poems entitled Delia.
6 October 1592
Thomas Kyd registered with the Stationers' CompanyThe Spanish Tragedy, which was anonymously published and staged the same year.
18 April 1593
Shakespeare 's first published work, the narrative poemVenus and Adonis, was registered with the Stationers' Company ; the only recorded copy is in the Bodleian Library .
14 April 1599
Sir John Davies registered with the Stationers' Company the first of the two well-known works he published this year, essays entitled NosceTeipsum (Know Thyself).
22 November 1599
Edward Fairfax licensed with the Stationers' Company his Godfrey of Bulloigne, or The Recouerie of Jerusalem, his translation of Gerusalemme Liberata by Torquato Tasso (1581), which was published in 1600.
About 1600
Women made up 10% of listed members of the Stationers' Company .
17 March 1600
W. Vaughan licensed with the Stationers' Company his Naturall and Artifical Directions for Health, which argued that moderate sexual (that is, heterosexual) activity was very expedient for preserving of health.
23 August 1600
William Shakespeare 's comedy Much Ado about Nothing, probably written between summer 1598 and spring 1599, was licensed with the Stationers' Company ; it was printed this year.
28 March 1603
Basilikon doron, or, His Maiesties Instructions to his Dearest Sonne, Henry the Prince, by James I , was registered with the Stationers' Company : it was in print within two days, and a rival...
9 November 1604
Thomas Dekker and Thomas Middleton entered in the Stationers' CompanyThe Honest Whore (part one); it was published this year.
26 November 1607
Shakespeare 's tragedy King Lear was registered with the Stationers' Company for publication in a quarto edition the following year.