A.N.L. (Alan Noel Latimer) Munby (1913-1974) was in the antiquarian book trade with Bernard Quaritch, Limited (1935-37) and
Sotheby & Company (1937-39, 1945-47) before becoming Librarian (1947) and Fellow (1948) at King's College, Cambridge. He was
also a J.P.R. Lyell Reader in Bibliography at the University of Oxford (1962-63), and a Sandars Reader in Bibliography at
the University of Cambridge (1969-70). The collection consists of a holograph card catalog of some 700 cards in a file case
of Munby's collection of 18th century English plays.
Munby was born on December 25, 1913; educated at King's College, Cambridge; TD, 1945; Litt.D, 1962; was in the antiquarian
book trade with Bernard Quaritch, Limited (1935-37) and Sotheby & Company (1937-39, 1945-47); became Librarian at King's College,
Cambridge in 1947 and Fellow in 1948; J.P.R. Lyell Reader in Bibliography, University of Oxford, 1962-63; Sandars Reader in
Bibliography, University of Cambridge, 1969-70; publications include The alabaster hand and other ghost stories (1949), The cult of the autograph letter in England (1962), The libraries of English men of letters (1964), and Conoisseurs and medieval miniatures (1972); he died on December 26, 1974.
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