AUCTION CATALOGUES -- [A collection of 13 early 19th-century Christie's sale catalogues, primarily Italian, French, Dutch, and English Old Master Pictures. London: Christie and Christie and Manson, 1802-1834.] 4° (c.260 x c.205mm). Stitched or in sheets (some disbound or with detached leaves, wear to extremities, some folded, occasional spotting or soiling, one with large chip not affecting text). Provenance: occasional marginalia including prices realized; one catalogue signed 'Mr. Hill 6 Greek St.'
The lot includes A Catalogue of the Distinguished, Capital, and Truly Valuable Collection of Cabinet Pictures, late the property of the Countess of Holderness (London, 6 March 1802), A Catalogue of a Capital and Most Precious Assemblage of Superlatively Fine Italian, French, Flemish and Dutch Pictures [Consigned by M. Lafontaine] (London, 13 June 1807), A Catalogue of the Very Valuable Collection of The Viscountess Hampden (London, 19 April 1934), and 10 others similar, relating to the collections of John Maitland, Lord de Clifford, Alexander Day, John Green, Earl Carysfort, Ralph Bernal, General Craig and Philip Stephens. The lot sold not subject to return. (13)