PSALMS 19-22. “My God, my God, Why hast forsaken me?” (22:1). 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, 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; wide margins (16″ x 10.75″ — see full page pics) with partly frayed outer edge, deep binding impressions to inner margin, light soiling, repaired closed cut to lower margin, and creased lower corner. With 3 WOODCUT initials. Psalm 22 is known as one of the “words” of Jesus on the cross (see Mark 15:34, the earliest Gospel account) expressing both the anguish of God’s people and their trust in God despite current circumstances. COA on premium “gold leaf” paper w. signature and seal. Leaf and COA set in a museum-quality Archival Booklet. Includes Priority Shipping.