Lest auld acquaintance be forgot

Bidders sought for Robbie Burns’ bible


 

The bible the Scottish poet carried during his last weeks of life is going up for auction later this month. It’s expected to fetch about $4,000, meaning ownership of Burns’ bible will cost bidders only a fraction of what it will cost the person who wins the bid to merely “sponsor” the manuscript and lyrics of Auld Lang Syne, written in 1788: up to $100,000. The successful bidder for the manuscript will be providing funds to help safeguard it within a new National Trust for Scotland museum dedicated to Burns, and will also be recognized with the installation of a plaque bearing their name as patron.

BBC News


 
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