Roy G. Neville (1926–2007)

Acquiring and cataloging the books in his collection was Roy G. Neville’s life’s work. A consulting chemist by profession, in 1973 he founded the corporation Engineering and Technical Consultants in Redwood City, California, of which he was president. He was also a passionate bibliophile by avocation. Neville began collecting books as a teenager and amassed one of the largest private collections of rare books in the fields of science and technology, and chemistry in particular.