Bibliography of publications by James Magee for period 1735-1789

  • Michael O'Connor (Creator)



This is a bibliography of Magee’s publications for the period 1735-1789. It is data generated during the course of my PhD: James Magee (1707-1797) and the Belfast Print Trade, 1771-1781.

Those publications that are preceded by a question mark indicate those titles where there is some doubt if Magee printed them. This is mainly confined to those works whose titles have been uncovered by Belfast News-Letter advertisements. These advertisements indicate Magee as having ‘published’ works but there is ambiguity over the usage of the term and it is far from clear whether Magee ‘published’ such works in the sense of simply selling them, or that he was involved in the printing arrangements and/or pecuniary arrangements for the text’s sale/retail. Also, all works whose dating is uncertain or approximate are placed at the end of Magee’s bibliography in a section entitled “Bibliography of works printed by Magee with approximate dating”.

This data will be of value to book-trade historians, eighteenth-century scholars and those researching the history of Belfast in this period. Since each title has core bibliographic information, as well as price and if it is a first-time printing or reprint, a lot of information can be mined from this regarding cultural, social and political life of Belfast in the eighteenth century.
Date made availableJul 2020
PublisherQueen's University Belfast
Temporal coverage1735 - 1789
Date of data production2004 - 2007

Research Output

'A small cargoe for tryal': Connections between the Belfast and Philadelphia book trades in the later eighteenth century

O'Connor, M., 25 May 2011, Books between Europe and the Americas: Connections and Communities, 1620-1860. Palgrave/Macmillan, p. 187-211 25 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'Ears stunned with the din of arms': Belfast, Volunteer sermons and James Magee, 1779-1781

O'Connor, M., 01 Dec 2011, In : Eighteenth-Century Ireland. 26, p. 51-79 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • Student Theses

    James Magee (1707-1797) and the Belfast Print Trade, 1771-1781

    Author: O'Connor, M., Jul 2007

    Supervisor: Haslett, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


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    O'Connor, M. (Creator) (Jul 2020). Bibliography of publications by James Magee for period 1735-1789. Queen's University Belfast. Bibliography_of_publications_by_James_Magee_for_period_1735_1789(.pdf).