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King James – 1613 HE – PSALMS 20-26


”The LORD is My Shepherd”


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PSALMS 19:14-26:5. “The LORD is My Shepherd” (23:1). King James “He” Bible. Printed in London by Robert Barker, 1613. First Quarto Black Letter Edition. Overall size: 8.6″ x 6.25″. Reference: Herbert 323 (text block 199mm x 138mm), the “He” edition, containing the original error in Ruth 3:15 “he went into the citie” and according to Herbert a “close reprint” of the 1611 folio “He” first edition, first issue. This 1613 “He” edition is the second and also the last of its kind; after 1613, no other “He” editions were printed. Note: There are no other certain determinations of a “He” edition than the Ruth 3:15 citation and the block size, since textual indicators vary and are somewhat mixed, despite what some experts may say. The best indicator of a genuine 1613 “He” Bible, therefore, is the correct block size and the Ruth 3:15 citation together, in an original Bible that also appears to be original in all its parts, that is, with uniform pages throughout. Such a bible is the represented here, from which these leaves were taken. For scholarly reference, see Herbert’s Historical Catalogue of English Bibles.

This leaf includes not only the theologically significant Ps 22 (cited by Jesus on the cross) but the wildly popular Ps 23 (originally as coronation psalm reflecting the aspirations of every king of Israel to follow the Lord. The leaf is in FINE+ condition; small dark spot to outer edge; smudge between the lines at Ps 21:4 (see pics). COA on premium “gold leaf” paper with signature and gold seal. This leaf sets in a museum quality Bi-fold Portfolio.

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8.6" x 6.25"