Elvis Presley’s bible expected to fetch £20k at auction

Updated: Aug 16, 2012, 16:09 PM IST

London: A bible belonging to Elvis Presley is expected to sell for 20,000 pounds when it goes under the hammer in Greater Manchester next month.

The 1,600 page holy book was given to him by his Uncle Vester and Aunt Clettes, for his first Christmas at Graceland home in 1957 and contains annotations by “the King” himself.

“To judge a man by his weakest link or deed is like judging the power of the ocean by one wave,” the BBC quoted one note written by him.

The bible, embossed in gold on a leather cover, is among more than 100 lots of Elvis memorabilia, which will be going on sale at Omega Auctions in Stockport on September 8.

The collection is being sold on behalf of a British Elvis collector and marks the 35th anniversary of Presley’s death.

“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,” auctioneer Paul Fairweather said.

Presley began his career in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1954 and died in 1977, aged 42.