King Lear Registration and Title-Page

On 26 November 1607 John Busby registered King Lear
at the Stationers Office:

     Entred for their copie vnder thandes [=the hands] of S{i}r
     Geo: Buck knight & Thwardens a book called Mr Will{ia}m
     Shakespeare his historye of King Lear as yt was played
     before the King{es} maiestie at Whitehall vpon St Stephans
     [K]night at xpim{a}s [=Christmas] Last by his Ma{ies}ties
     servant{es} playinge vsually at the globe on the Bankside

King Lear was printed in 1608 with the following title-page:

     M. William Shak-speare: His True Chronicle Historie of the
     life and death of King Lear and his three Daughters.  With
     the vnfortunate life of Edgar, sonne and heire to the Earle
     of Gloster, and his sullen and assumed humor of Tom of
     Bedlam: As it was played before the Kings Maiestie at
     Whitehall on Stephans night in Christmas Hollidayes.  By his
     Maiesties seruants playing vsually at the Globe on the
     Bancke-side.