The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 12, 2018
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Elvis was known for his voracious reading of spiritual and religious material and one of Elvis’ favorite books was The Prophet, by Lebanese-American writer and philosopher Kahlil Gibran. Originally published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1923, the popularity of the book steadily increased over the years, with the millionth copy sold in 1957. The offered copy comes with an August 1985 letter from Elvis' cousin Billy Smith which reads "This item owned now by Etienne Heyndrickx that was obtained from Billy Smith, was indeed owned by Elvis Presley. The books were some owned by Elvis and given to Billy ("The Prophet", and "The Horizon of Christianity")." This is the original LOA for the book and NOT a copy. While this copy of The Prophet contains no interior marks, it does have several dogeared pages, and it does retain its original dust jacket. The Prophet, a book of poetry, prose and fables, measures 8 1/4 by 5 3/4 by 5/8 inches (20.95 x 14.60 x 1.58cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The book shows signs of moderate to heavy use with small tears, edge wear and chipping to the dust jacket. There is at least one dogeared page on the interior, but no other markings on or creases to the pages. Excellent to Mint condition overall.
Elvis Presley Owned Copy of the Book <em>The Prophet</em> by Kahlil Gibran Gifted to His Cousin Billy Smith
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Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $4,750.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Number Bids: 35
Auction closed on Sunday, August 12, 2018.
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