A bible owned and inscribed by Elvis Presley is one of 100 items being auctioned to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the king of rock n' roll's death.

The 1,600 page, gold leather embossed bible was a Christmas gift in 1957 from his aunt and uncle Vester and Clettes Presley.

Omega Auctions spokesman Paul Fairweather said: “The Holy Bible was Elvis Presley's most precious book throughout his life from Christmas 1957 to his final day and he read and wrote in this Holy Bible over many years.

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Elvis Presley died on on August 16 1997

“The bible contains Elvis's personal annotations throughout its fragile pages.”

It is accompanied by a letter of authenticity, personally signed by Vester Presley.

Scroll down for more pictures of Elvis Presley, the bible and Graceland

A 14 carat gold pendant chain worn and owned by Presley is also among the rock legend’s most treasured possessions which are going under the hammer.

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The bible features hand-written notes made by Presley himself


Presley died 35 years ago on August 16 1977 and many of the lots have not appeared on the market before.

The chain is one of the original Schwartz and Ableser TCB pendant necklaces and was on display at the Elvis-A-Rama Museum before it was sold to Graceland.

A spokesman for the museum said: "This is an original TCB pendant and chain that Elvis Presley designed with Beverly Hills jeweller Lee Ableser of Schwartz and Ableser's Fine Jewellery.

“Elvis handed these out to the closest of his friends and Memphis Mafia members”.

In 2009 a similar pendant owned by Presley sold for US$120,000 (£76,500).

The auction will take place at Omega Auction house of Stockport on Saturday September 8th 2012.

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  • A RARE AUCTION is being held to commemorate the 35th year since the death of the King of Rock ëní Roll Elvis Presley. From The Kingís personal Holy Bible given to him on his first year living in Graceland complete with written notes from his hand to Elvisí owned and worn 14 carat gold pendant chain - this auction of 100 items includes some of the rock legendís most treasured possessions. Elvis Aaron Presley died 35 years ago on August 16 1977 and many of the lots have not appeared on the market before, according to the auctioneers handling the sale. The 14K gold TCB pendant chain was owned and worn by Elvis Presley and is one of the original Schwartz and Ableser TCB pendant necklaces. This pendant chain was on display for many years at the world famous Elvis-A-Rama Museum before the owner sold it to Graceland. The auction will take place at Omega Auction house of Stockport on Saturday September 8th. For more information see www.omegaauctions.co.uk. PHOTOGRAPH BY Omega Auctions / Barcroft Media

  • A RARE AUCTION is being held to commemorate the 35th year since the death of the King of Rock ëní Roll Elvis Presley. From The Kingís personal Holy Bible given to him on his first year living in Graceland complete with written notes from his hand to Elvisí owned and worn 14 carat gold pendant chain - this auction of 100 items includes some of the rock legendís most treasured possessions. Elvis Aaron Presley died 35 years ago on August 16 1977 and many of the lots have not appeared on the market before, according to the auctioneers handling the sale. The 14K gold TCB pendant chain was owned and worn by Elvis Presley and is one of the original Schwartz and Ableser TCB pendant necklaces. This pendant chain was on display for many years at the world famous Elvis-A-Rama Museum before the owner sold it to Graceland. The auction will take place at Omega Auction house of Stockport on Saturday September 8th. For more information see www.omegaauctions.co.uk. PHOTOGRAPH BY Omega Auctions / Barcroft Media

  • A RARE AUCTION is being held to commemorate the 35th year since the death of the King of Rock ëní Roll Elvis Presley. From The Kingís personal Holy Bible given to him on his first year living in Graceland complete with written notes from his hand to Elvisí owned and worn 14 carat gold pendant chain - this auction of 100 items includes some of the rock legendís most treasured possessions. Elvis Aaron Presley died 35 years ago on August 16 1977 and many of the lots have not appeared on the market before, according to the auctioneers handling the sale. The 14K gold TCB pendant chain was owned and worn by Elvis Presley and is one of the original Schwartz and Ableser TCB pendant necklaces. This pendant chain was on display for many years at the world famous Elvis-A-Rama Museum before the owner sold it to Graceland. The auction will take place at Omega Auction house of Stockport on Saturday September 8th. For more information see www.omegaauctions.co.uk. PHOTOGRAPH BY Omega Auctions / Barcroft Media

  • A RARE AUCTION is being held to commemorate the 35th year since the death of the King of Rock ëní Roll Elvis Presley. From The Kingís personal Holy Bible given to him on his first year living in Graceland complete with written notes from his hand to Elvisí owned and worn 14 carat gold pendant chain - this auction of 100 items includes some of the rock legendís most treasured possessions. Elvis Aaron Presley died 35 years ago on August 16 1977 and many of the lots have not appeared on the market before, according to the auctioneers handling the sale. The 14K gold TCB pendant chain was owned and worn by Elvis Presley and is one of the original Schwartz and Ableser TCB pendant necklaces. This pendant chain was on display for many years at the world famous Elvis-A-Rama Museum before the owner sold it to Graceland. The auction will take place at Omega Auction house of Stockport on Saturday September 8th. For more information see www.omegaauctions.co.uk. PHOTOGRAPH BY Omega Auctions / Barcroft Media

  • A RARE AUCTION is being held to commemorate the 35th year since the death of the King of Rock ëní Roll Elvis Presley. From The Kingís personal Holy Bible given to him on his first year living in Graceland complete with written notes from his hand to Elvisí owned and worn 14 carat gold pendant chain - this auction of 100 items includes some of the rock legendís most treasured possessions. Elvis Aaron Presley died 35 years ago on August 16 1977 and many of the lots have not appeared on the market before, according to the auctioneers handling the sale. The 14K gold TCB pendant chain was owned and worn by Elvis Presley and is one of the original Schwartz and Ableser TCB pendant necklaces. This pendant chain was on display for many years at the world famous Elvis-A-Rama Museum before the owner sold it to Graceland. The auction will take place at Omega Auction house of Stockport on Saturday September 8th. For more information see www.omegaauctions.co.uk. PHOTOGRAPH BY Omega Auctions / Barcroft Media

  • A RARE AUCTION is being held to commemorate the 35th year since the death of the King of Rock ëní Roll Elvis Presley. From The Kingís personal Holy Bible given to him on his first year living in Graceland complete with written notes from his hand to Elvisí owned and worn 14 carat gold pendant chain - this auction of 100 items includes some of the rock legendís most treasured possessions. Elvis Aaron Presley died 35 years ago on August 16 1977 and many of the lots have not appeared on the market before, according to the auctioneers handling the sale. The 14K gold TCB pendant chain was owned and worn by Elvis Presley and is one of the original Schwartz and Ableser TCB pendant necklaces. This pendant chain was on display for many years at the world famous Elvis-A-Rama Museum before the owner sold it to Graceland. The auction will take place at Omega Auction house of Stockport on Saturday September 8th. For more information see www.omegaauctions.co.uk. PHOTOGRAPH BY Omega Auctions / Barcroft Media

  • A RARE AUCTION is being held to commemorate the 35th year since the death of the King of Rock ëní Roll Elvis Presley. From The Kingís personal Holy Bible given to him on his first year living in Graceland complete with written notes from his hand to Elvisí owned and worn 14 carat gold pendant chain - this auction of 100 items includes some of the rock legendís most treasured possessions. Elvis Aaron Presley died 35 years ago on August 16 1977 and many of the lots have not appeared on the market before, according to the auctioneers handling the sale. The 14K gold TCB pendant chain was owned and worn by Elvis Presley and is one of the original Schwartz and Ableser TCB pendant necklaces. This pendant chain was on display for many years at the world famous Elvis-A-Rama Museum before the owner sold it to Graceland. The auction will take place at Omega Auction house of Stockport on Saturday September 8th. For more information see www.omegaauctions.co.uk. PHOTOGRAPH BY Omega Auctions / Barcroft Media

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    (FILES) Rock'n roll legend Elvis Presley is seen in a file picture dated March 26, 1958 in Fort Chaffee, AZ, at the beginning of his military service. Elvis spent 17 months in Friedberg, Germany, between October 1958 and March 1960 as a GI. Elvis Aaron Presley was born 08 January, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi and was found dead 16 August 1977 from a drug-induced heart attack in his bathroom at Graceland, a colonial estate in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)


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  • Rock'n roll legend Elvis Presley in file picture dated 26 March 1958 in Fort Chaffee at the beginning of his military service. Elvis spent 17 months in Friedberg, Germany, between October 1958 and March 1960 as a GI. Elvis Aaron Presley was born 08 January 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi and was found dead 16 August 1977 from a drug-induced heart attack in his bathroom at Graceland, a colonial estate in Memphis, Tennessee. (Getty Images)

  • FRIEDBERG, GERMANY - JANUARY 1: Picture taken in 1959 in Germany of US rock star Elvis Presley (C) cheered by fans upon his arrival at Friedberg, to do his military service. (Getty Images)

  • Undated picture of US rock star Elvis Presley, born in Tupelo Mississipi in 1935 and died 16 August. 1977 at his home 'Graceland' in Memphis, TN. (Getty Images)

  • Elvis Presley, rock and roll singer turned movie actor, poses with house guest, Venetia Stevenson, Hollywood starlet recently dubbed "World's Most Photogenic Girl" in a photography magazine contest. Elvis and guest were spotted leaving through the rear door of a downtown theater early August 9, 1957, where they attended private showing of his latest movie, "Loving You". He lives here with his parents. (AP Photo)

  • Elvis Presley, 23, home on furlough after 8 weeks basic training, with a couple of the fans who besieged the gate to his $100,000 mansion in Memphis, Tennessee on June 2, 1958. He's holding Donna Harrison, 5, and Ronnie Brown, 2, both of Memphis. (AP Photo)

  • Lisa Marie Presley poses for her first picture, safe in the lap of her mother, Priscilla, on February 5, 1968, while proud father, Elvis Presley, beams his approval. The baby is the first child for Elvis and his wife, the former Priscilla Beaulieu. (AP Photo/Perry Aycock)

  • Rook 'n' roll singer Elvis Presley, his army stint nearly at an end, is greeted at Ft. Dix. New Jersey on March 3, 1960, by the 19-year-old daughter of Frank Sinatra. Nancy Sinatra was on hand to greet Presley who flew in from Germany for discharge. Presley's first TV appearance will be on the Frank Sinatra show. (AP Photo)

  • Elvis Presley is shown performing in Providence, R.I. on May 23, 1977, three months before his death. (AP Photo)

  • Elvis Presley is shown with his Gibson J-200 guitar in a 1957 MGM studio publicity photo. Born in Tupelo, Miss., Elvis was an immediate sensation in the mid-1950s with his blend of blues rock and rockabilly. Because of his stage gyrations, television producers initially refused to show him below the waist on screen. Critics called him "Elvis the Pelvis," but his fans called him the "King of Rock 'n' Roll." The Elvis empire grew with live performances, records, films and a grand estate in Memphis,Tenn., known worldwide as Graceland. Elvis died at Graceland on Aug. 16, 1977. He was 42. (AP Photo)

  • This 1958 photo provided by RCA Victor shows Elvis Presley. Cirque du Soleil (French for circus of the sun) will produce a series of shows focused on Presley's life and music and help design interactive, multimedia museums called "Elvis Experiences," CKX Inc., the parent company of Elvis Presley Enterprises, said Thursday, May 18, 2006. (AP Photo/RCA Victor)

  • Elvis and Priscilla Presley cut their wedding cake after exchanging nuptials in the Aladdin Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas in this 1967 photo. (AP Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau)


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  • Tourists view the trophy room at Graceland, Elvis Presley's home in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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  • Standing in front of Graceland, Nashvillians Cassie Stephens, Quincy Barker, who says she has visited the former home of Elvis Presley more times than she cares to divulge, and Emma Litton share a laugh during a tour, Thursday, June 7, 2012 in Memphis, Tenn.. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Brandon Dill)

  • In this Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 photo, Lisa Marie Presley stands next to her childhood crib displayed with other mementos in the new exhibit "Elvis Through His Daughter's Eyes". (AP Photo/Lance Murphey)

  • Elvis' upstairs office. (AP Photo/Lance Murphey)

  • An old General Electric record player is one of LIsa Marie Presley's favorite mementos. (AP Photo/Lance Murphey)

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  • A picture of Elvis with a young Lisa Marie Presley. (AP Photo/Lance Murphey)

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