Justini Historiarum ex Trogo Pompei Dublin, 1727
Ernest Reginald McClintock Dix (1857 – 1936) was a solicitor and scholar who was active in the Gaelic revival and also a major authority on early Irish printing and binding. He wrote extensively on Irish bibliography and antiquities and was also a noted book collector, leaving behind him a huge collection of material, much of which went to the National Library of Ireland, but a portion of which is held in the Special Collections. His collection of fine bindings of the 17th and 18th centuries is one of the gems of the Special Collections. The items include religious and classical works as well as 18th century Dublin almanacks.
This George Grierson publication is embossed with the Trinity College Crest and contains a Trinity Prize Label on the inside cover. Marcus Junianus Justinus was a Roman historian who wrote a summary of the work of the first century historian Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus, a work which was very popular in the Middle Ages and which was obviously still being used as an educational text in the first half of the 18th century.
For the works of E.R. Dix, see the Dublin City Public Libraries catalogue.