DIROM, Alexander (1757-1830)
Remarks on Free Trade, and on the State of the British Empire
Edinburgh: Printed for Cadell & Co... 1827. 8vo. (8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches). Half-title. 72pp.
Period blue paper wrappers.
Provenance: Sir John Gladstone (1764-1851, inscribed "from the author" on the half title, inscribed "Fasque" at the head of the front wrapper)
Inscribed by the author.
Lieutenant General Alexander Dirom was a British military commander who served in Barbados, Jamaica and India. He is remembered both as a military commander and an agriculturist, with his most notable contribution being identifying the importance of salt in animal diets, which led to the widespread use of "salt-licks" from around 1800. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Not in Kress.