Rare books collections: Fleeman Johnson Collection

Fleeman Johnson Collection

The library of Dr J D Fleeman (1932-1994), noted Samuel Johnson expert and bibliographer, presented to the Library in 1998 by his widow. It consists of over 1000 volumes by and about Samuel Johnson and Boswell, and is particularly rich in early editions of Johnson`s works. There are 134 pre-1801 items, including two pre-1701, and around 200 19th century items.

Finding aids

The collection consists of 1100 volumes. Classmarks for books in this collection have the prefix Fle and can be found on the online catalogue here.

The papers of Dr Fleeman are also held within our manuscript collection.

Images of the collection