J. R. R. Adams

Life
fl.1946-1993; Belfast bookman and author of authoritative study of Ulster book-culture incl. notably The Printed Word and the Common Man: Popular Culture in Ulster, 1700-1900 (Belfast: IIS/QUB 1987); joint series editor of Pretani Press.

Works
Northern Ireland Newspapers: Checklist with Locations
(Belfast Library Association/PRONI 1972); Northern Ireland Newspapers: Checklist of Locations - First Draft, January 1 (Belfast Library Association/PRONI 1978); ‘The Quota Press: A Preliminary Checklist’, in Linen Hall Review, 3, 1 (1986), pp.16-17; The Printed Word and the Common Man: Popular Culture in Ulster, 1700-1900 (Belfast: IIS/QUB 1987), 218pp.; [1 port.]; ‘A Preliminary Checklist of Works Containing Ulster Dialect, 17000-1900’, in Linen Hall Review, 6, 3 (Winter 1989), pp.10-12; Merchants in Plenty: Joseph Smyth's Belfast Directories of 1807 and 1808 (Belfast: Ulster Historical Foundation 1991); ‘A Rural Bard: His Printers and his Public: Robert Huddleston of Moneyrea’, in Linen Hall Review, 9, 3/4 (Winter 1992), pp.9-11.

Criticism
John Gray & Wesley McCann, eds., An Uncommon Bookman: Essays in Memory of J. R. R. Adams (Belfast: Linen Hall 1996), 214pp.

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