MARK 1:1-45. Title. With MATTHEW 28:10-20. “The Beginning of the Gospel” and “Great Commission”. Printed in London by R. Barker, 1617. 2nd 59-line LARGE FOLIO edition (counting the First Edition 1611 “He” and “She” variants as a single edition; the 1613 72-line Folio is a wholly separate edition). FINE condition; wrinkled lower corners; stained outer margins. Biblical text and Notes are wholly intact (see pics). The 1617 edition is nearly identical to the 1611 edition, with differences in some word spacing, spelling, and woodcuts — only an expert can distinguish the two editions! This leaf has the same initial woodcut as the 1611 “He” edition. The leaves of the 1611 and 1617 editions were designed to be fully interchangeable. Census: 1611 “He”, 175 copies; 1611 “She” 450 copies; 1617 225 copies. While the number of extant 1617 Bibles is about the same as the 1611 “He” Bibles, demand dictates price. It is common for the initial leaves to be lost or mangled or torn, which accounts for their increased rarity.