J.B. Priestley Collection

The collection

123 printed works by and about the writer J. B. Priestley (1894-1984; see ODNB). These comprise first and other distinctive editions and cover the entire range of Priestley’s work from novels, plays and journalism to biography, history and criticism. Some translations testify to international interest in Priestley, notably Parceiros da ilusao (1988), a Brazilian edition of Lost Empires.


The collector

Items previously belonged to Mr. Thomas Priestley, the author’s son, the J.B. Priestley Society or members of it, and the J. B. Priestley Archive at the University of Bradford.



Based on a donation of over eighty printed works given by the J. B. Priestley Archive at the University of Bradford and by individual members of the J. B. Priestley Society in 2005, at the instigation of Thomas Priestley and the Society. The collection is expected to grow and is being developed in liaison with Special Collections at the University of Bradford.



Catalogued online. For an overview of the collection, do a mixed classmark search on [J.B.P.].
The collection is held off-site and material requires 48 hours (excluding weekends) to be fetched.