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I am still sorry that you could not
stay with us longer. I comfort myself however
with your promise of a visit in September and I
hope that you will stay for a day or so.
I had wanted to write to you at once but I
thought it better to wait because I had a
favour to ask of you later.
A Jew of Padua is very eager to purchase certain
books from our library and they are the very ones
of which I sent you the list.
It would indeed be our intention to part with some and
possibly all of them but not knowing the price
which could fairly be demanded we would ask you
to indicate it and favour us with some practical
advice, for which we should be most grateful.
If you yourself should then wish to reserve a
part of the said rather high grade books we would
give you the refusal of them for whatever bid you
yourself should judge appropriate. I enclose the photograph
of the painting which we wish to sell ... it has been
valued at several thousand francs and is the work of
Piazzetta, though not with certainty.
Please accept the respects of the Reverend Father and of
Your obedient servant
Marco Pometta S.J.