PSALMS 45:16-50:10. “God our Refuge and Strength” (Psalm 46). 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.
EXCELLENT condition; wide margins (16″ x 10.75″) with slightly turned outer edge. With 4 WOODCUT initials, the “H” inhabited with a deer. A widely popular leaf containing Psalm 46 beloved in every respect. COA on premium “gold leaf” paper w. signature and seal. Leaf and COA set in a museum-quality Archival Booklet. Includes Priority Shipping.