Chemistry of Agriculture : The Food of Plants, including the composition, properties and adulteration of manures

By: Cameron, Charles A.

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Small slim octavo, pp 144, front hinge badly cracked with stitching exposed, rear endpaper partly cracked, contents otherwise clean and tight, original red blind-stamped cloth, rather worn, the lower cover stained. [Inscribed on front endpaper "Robert Cochran Esq, with the author's sincerest regards, Dublin, 12th November 1857". Sir Charles Alexander Cameron (1830-1921) was born in Dublin, one of three children of Ewen Cameron, a soldier. He studied medicine in Dublin and chemistry in Germany and was appointed Professor to the Dublin Chemical Society at the age of 23. Awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1874 he also obtained a diploma in Public Health from Cambridge University and it was in the area of public health that Cameron undertook his most important work. Cameron held the post of Medical Officer for health for more than 50 years until his death and during this period he played a key role in improving the living conditions for the poor of Dublin and for this work he received a large number of honours, including a knighthood and the highest civic award the Corporation of the City of Dublin could afford: Honorary Freeman of the City. Apart from his numerous articles for medical journals Cameron was also the theatre critic for the Irish Times; correspondent and co-owner of the Agricultural Review, and a reputed great socializer. ]

Title: Chemistry of Agriculture : The Food of Plants, including the composition, properties and adulteration of manures

Author Name: Cameron, Charles A.

Categories: Victorian, Agriculture, Science,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Dublin and London, W.B. Kelly & Simpkin Marshall and Company: 1857

Book Condition: Fair

Seller ID: 013945