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Nor a lender be

This edition of the works of Richard Savage has the bookplate of Jack Raffael, showing a portly jester in front of a shelf of books, and bearing the motto “Bookeeping [sic] taught in three words: Never lend them.” Sounds like he learned that the hard way. I haven’t been able to I.D. Raffael positively, but Google turns up some hits in the Internet Broadway Database as an actor in the 1910s and 1920s, and the Harry Ransom Center has a book of his on 18th century London theater, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s the same guy.

Published in:John Overholt |on May 23rd, 2005 |Comments Off on Nor a lender be

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