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[MELLOR, Joseph William, 'The Chiel'].
Log-Book of the Voyage of The Ceramic Society to New York. Comprising a collection of printed menu's for the trip.
Published by Cunard - R.M.S. Laconia., April. Desirable collection of printed menu's for Saturday April 20th 1929 to Sunday April 28th 1929, inclusive, served onboard R.M.S. Laconia during the voyage of the Ceramic Society to New York. In addition to the cartoon's by Joseph William Mellor, some with quotations from Longfellow and Tennyson, there is an article 'Introducing the New President (Mr W. Gardner)', four items called Question Time and an 'Ode to the Past-Presidents of the Ceramic Society Aboard the Laconia (Rescued from the waste-paper basket by the Steward)' which includes Capt. Doyle, Mr J. Holland, Mr J. Burton, Col. Harry Johnson, Mr F. West, Sir William Jones, Mr H. Wood, Mr A. Heath. Two leaves have the heading 'Cunard Line | R.M.S. Laconia - The Ceramic Society on the recto with an attractive willow-pattern design printed in blue and gilt below; on the verso of each there is a menu, one for 'The Keramik Sosiety [sic], the other for 'The Ceramic Society'. The final four leaves list the names and companies of some fifty members who took part; and autographs of the members who made the trip. 'Joseph William Mellor (1869-1938) was an Otago graduate who became a ceramicist, a cartoonist, and, more importantly, a famous chemist. Indeed, his single-handed effort to complete his 16 volume definitive work ^gA Comprehensive Treatise on Inorganic and Theoretical Chemistry^g (1922-1937), which amounted to over 15,000 pages and 16 million words, has never been equalled. From very humble beginnings and self-initiated study, Mellor obtained a place at the University … [Click Below for Full Description]
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