Four Sotheby auction catalogues: 'Library at Lowther Castle, Penrith' and 'Psalter of Henry IV, King of England', both the property of the Earl of Lonsdale, and two portions of 'Library removed from Ham House, Surrey' (Buckminster Estates).
All four catalogues are 4to, and in good condition, on lightly-aged paper, in their original uniform green printed wraps. The four have been bound together in lightly-worn sturdy green buckram, with the following in gilt on spine: 'Sale Catalogues 1937-38 | Lowther Castle Library with Psalter | Ham House Library'. All four are priced in light pencil. ONE: 'Catalogue of a Selected Portion of the Valuable Library at Lowther Castle, Penrith. Sold by Order of the Rt. Honourable Hugh Cecil Earl of Lonsdale K.G., G. C.V.O. With the approval of his Trustees, and subject to the Order of the High Court of Justice.' 1937. 108pp. With collotype plates, some fold-out, and additional eight-page printed list of 'Prices and Buyers' Names'. Laid down on flyleaf is cutting of Daily Telegraph report on sale by A. C. R. Carter: 'Lowther Book Bargains | £10, 742 realised at auction'. TWO: 'Catalogue of the Psalter of Henry IV, King of England. Sold by Order of The Rt. Hon. Hugh Cecil, Earl of Lonsdale, K.G., G.C.V.O. With the approval of his Trustees and of the High Court of Justice.' 1937. 9pp. With coloured frontispiece and three collotype plates. With pencil note that the item was purchased by Maggs Bros for £5000. THREE: 'The Renowned Library removed from Ham House, Surrey, and Sold by Order of the Buckminster Estates. The First Portion.' 1938. 69pp. With coloured frontispiece and collotype plates. FOUR: 'Catalogue of the Renowned Library removed from Ham House, Surrey, and Sold by Order of the Buckminster Estates. Second and Final Portion.' 1938.  + pp. (continuing the pagination from 71 to 120). Coloured frontispiece and collotype plates. Two cuttings from the Daily Telegraph laid down on flyleaf, reports on the sale by A. C. R. Carter, 20 and 21 June 1938.