PROVERBS 1:24-4:7. “Ode to Wisdom”. FIRST EDITION. Known as The Great “She” Bible, the “Queen” of 1611 Bibles. Editorially corrected following the uncorrected “He” variant, differing chiefly in obscure spellings and woodcuts. Census about 175 “He” and 450 “She” Bibles extant. Printed in 1611 (and immediately thereafter) and published 1611-1613, in London, by Robert Barker, according to extant title pages. Experts disagree whether the “He” and the “She” should count as a single edition with two variants, or as two distinct editions. Reference: Herbert 319. All 59-line folio leaves (1611 He, 1611 She, 1617, 1634, 1640) are interchangeable, so buyer beware. Nonetheless, each leaf can be determined with certainty.
FINE+ condition, wide margins (16″ x 10.75″ — see full page pics) with minor outer edge cuts and light corner creases. 3 WOODCUT initials. This popular text contains a strong reminder that “trust in the Lord” is the key to a right relationship with God (3:5-6). COA on premium “gold leaf” paper w. signature and seal. Leaf and COA set in a museum-quality Archival Booklet. Price includes Priority Shipping.