PSALMS 143:2-147:8. “The Eyes of All Waite upon Thee” (145:15). 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.
FINE condition with wide margins, 16.0″ x 10.5″. Light soiling to outer corner; stain lines to outer margin; rust spot to two words (see pics at 143:3 and 146:4). With 4 WOODCUT initials. Text contains the famous meal prayer at 145:15-16, and the equally famous dictum that “no one is righteous before God” (see 143:2, picked up in Romans 3:10). 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.