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.
Lest auld acquaintance be forgot
Bidders sought for Robbie Burns’ bible