PSALMS 64:4-68:16. “The God Who Hears Our Prayer” (65:1). 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 10.75″. Light handling; creased lower corner (see pics). 4 WOODCUT initials, 2 inhabited. The general theme of these Psalms is that the God of Israel, as opposed to all other gods, actually hears the prayers of his people. Psalm 65 in particular assert that humans are sinners and that the God of Israel is their only hope (65:2-5). COA on premium “gold leaf” paper with signature and seal. Leaf and COA set in a museum-quality Archival Booklet with archival sleeves. Includes Priority Shipping.