The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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Elvis’ fascination with religion and spirituality evolved throughout his life and while he continued to read and educate himself on the subject, his faith never wavered. While Elvis owned a plethora of books on the subject of religion, a copy of the Holy Bible could always be found in his library. Offered is a brown leather covered copy of The Living Bible (Paraphrased), embossed “Elvis Presley” in gold on the cover that was owned by Elvis and gifted to his maid Nancy Rooks in December 1973 as notated on the interior cover. This copy of The Living Bible was published by Tyndale House Publishers, copyright 1971 with a second printing in January 1972. This bible comes with handwritten letter from Nancy Rooks that states [sic], “This bible was sent to E.P. from one of his fan. EP was read it at the dinner room table when his maid Nancy went to service him his breakfast. She ask him for it, and he gave it to her. A 23 Carket gold leaf Bible. With his name on it. A leather brown back. I just thank him so much. He new I love to read the Bible. I kept one on his steps the way you go out on the roof from the Den. Your maid Nancy Rooks.” Also comes with a letter from Rockology that states, “The brown colored, leather bound, Bible, with gold ‘Elvis Presley’ on the front cover was gifted to Nancy Rooks by Elvis in December 1973. This was an item I personally recall Nancy discussing with myself, when I was at Nancy’s home in 1997. Nancy had just sold the Bible to a collector overseas. This would be considered a trademark item in Elvis’s personal life, as he was a voracious reader of all things spiritual.” Elvis was once quoted saying, “I believe in the Bible. I believe that all good things come from God. I don’t believe I’d sing the way I do if God hadn’t wanted me to.” This bible owned by Elvis demonstrates the attention he gave to his religious and spiritual convictions. The bible measures 7 1/4 by 5 by 1 inch (18.41 x 12.7 x 2.54 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The bible is in excellent condition with only a strip of tape near the binding of the interior front end page.
Elvis Presley Owned Bible with “ELVIS PRESLEY” Embossed in Gold on the Cover – Gifted to Graceland Maid Nancy Rooks
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $4,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $6,250.00
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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