i am wondering if it makes it more weird for someone to look at the face of the person whose nameplates one is researching, if seeing the face of the first owner affects the decisions I will be making about how to dispose of his books. I have a degree of separation that his grown children didn't have, but still - it's weird and awkward. I wanted to see if the person had died and he did. And there's a photo of the man and I looked at it. It's not like selling Scrooge's bed linens, if it? I don't think so. I hope not.
Were the books in his library listed in his will? I am asking that but draw the line there. I don't want to be voyeuristic about it. I have some of his books, not his body, not his soul.