PSALMS 138:6-143:1. “Lord of All Creation” (Ps. 139). FIRST EDITION. Known as The Great “She” Bible, the “Queen” of 1611 Bibles. First editorial correction of the original, uncorrected “He” variant, differing chiefly in obscure spellings, word spacing 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.
EXCELLENT condition with wide margins, 16.0″ x 10.5″. Small spot to outer margin. With 5 WOODCUT initials, with 1 inhabited “H”. Pointing hand at margin to Ps. 141. Leaf includes Psalm 139 that celebrates the hand of God in creation, as well as the author of all life “in my mother’s wombe” (139:13). COA on premium “gold leaf” paper w. signature and seal. Leaf and COA set in a museum-quality Archival Booklet with archival sleeves. Includes Priority Shipping.