Unbelievable that they sold those! I am glad they ahd the sense to donate the other to the LOC! We used to live 2 blocks from there and loved browsing, my kids esp. enjoyed it.
One of the things I loved so much about New England was that every little town had its own sturdy, usually brick library with all kinds of treasures.
If you ever get a chance try to make it to the library in Westerly, Rhode Island, esp. to their annual book sale. They put it on in a huge gymnasium, wall to wall books. I found some real treasures there.
I will see about getting up to the college library here this next week and see what they have. Their specialty is of course Western literature, but a lot of Wyomign was settled by "Remittance Men" the younger sons of British aristocracy and had fantastic libraries which they often donated. Next time we are in Sheridan I will check up there, too. It has a history of being espcially cultural with ties to the Queen of England.:-)