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The Case Is Altered: Textual Essay

Bob Miola

Henry Walley and Richard Bonian first entered The Case is Altered in the Stationers’ Register, 1609:

      26to Januarij

Entred for their Copye [Henry Walleys Richard Bonion in margin] vnder thandes of master Segar deputy to Sir George Bucke and of thwardens a booke called, The case is altered      vjd       (Arber, 3.400).

A second entry by Walley, Bonian, and Bartholomew Sutton appears later the same year:

      20 Julij

Entred for their copie [Henry Walley Richard Bonyon Bartholomew Sutton. in margin] by direction of master Waterson warden. a booke called the case is altered whiche was Entred for H Walley and Richard Bonyon the 26 of January Last.      vid       (Arber, 3.416).

In 1609 the play appeared in quarto with two distinct title-pages, both naming Sutton as the publisher:

STC 14757

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