Press Trust of India
August 16, 2012 16:35 IST
As fans mark the 35th anniversary of
Elvis Presley's death today, a Bible containing handwritten
notes by the music icon is set to go on sale.
The Bible was given to the King of Rock 'n' Roll as a
present by his uncle Vester and aunt Clettes for his first
Christmas at his Graceland home in 1957, reported Daily Mail
Its 1600 pages contain numerous annotations by Presley,
who died aged 42 on August 16, 1977, of a heart attack after
suffering from prescription drug abuse.
"To judge a man by his weakest link or deed is like
judging the power of the ocean by one wave," Presley wrote in
The Bible, embossed in gold on a leather cover, is among
more than 100 lots of rare Elvis memorabilia to go on sale at
Omega Auctions in Stockport in England on September 8.
The collection is being sold on behalf of a British Elvis
collector and the Bible is expected to fetch in excess of
"With much of the memorabilia in the collection having
never previously been seen in the market, we are expecting
significant interest from Elvis fans and collectors
worldwide," said auctioneer Paul Fairweather.
Another item which recently went on auction was a library
card signed by the then 13-year-old Presley.
It was expected to fetch thousands at auction. The 1948
card was found by a librarian while throwing out old books.
The signature is thought to be one of the oldest ever
autographs penned by the Presley.