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Memoirs of Ralph Early Grim

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Memoirs of Ralph Early Grim

by Grim, Ralph Early; Foreword by Frances E. Grim

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No place (but Champaign, Illinois?): Privately Printed, 1991. Very scarce (said to be limited to only 6 copies). Appears unread. Fine condition. NOT a library discard. A bright, clean, square, tight copy. Sharp corners. NO owner's name or bookplate. Pages are fresh, crisp and unmarked. NO underlining. NO highlighting. NO margin notes. Oversize Hardcover. 8.75" wide by 11.25" tall by 1.75" thick. Posthumously printed memoirs of Ralph Early Grim (1902-1989), geologist and Research Professor Emeritus, Department of Geology, University of Illinois, Urbana. The February 2009 newsletter of THE CLAY MINERALS SOCIETY (photocopy laid-in) contains a tribute to Grim from the University of New Mexico's Dewey Moore. In it Moore writes: "The contrast between his rather humble origins and his lofty reputation as a scientist and world traveler was perhaps the stimulant for him to write his memoirs. After his death, his wife, Frances E. Grim, had them transcribed and a few (perhaps 6) copies bound. The original copy of MEMOIRS OF RALPH EARLY GRIM is in the University of Illinois Main Library archives; one copy rests in the Clay Minerals Society's archives." Handsomely bound in the original maroon pebble-grain full leather, stamped in shiny gold on the spine and front cover. From Dewey Moore's tribute: "In 1951, [Grim] shifted to the University of Illinois Geology Department. From this base, Grim put his mark on the clay minerals profession: guidance at the 1951 meeting in St. Louis that served as the incubation for what was to become The Clay Minerals Society; his 1953 publication of CLAY MINERALOGY; and the publication of his APPLIED CLAY MINERALOGY (1962). From this point on, most of us are familiar with Ralph Grim's history. His books proved to be the vehicles that carried clay science into maturity as a discipline. His professional activities led to many accolades from his peers. The ultimate honor for a mineralogist is to be awarded the Roebling Medal by the Mineralogical Society of America. Ralph Grim accepted this award in 1974. For what could be called the corresponding award for consulting, the Ivory Coast in western Africa bestowed on Professor Grim in 1973 the title of Chevalier (Knight). Ralph Grim earned this highest honor for a non-citizen for developing local professionals to take over the duties of the Ivory Coast Geological Survey during his 15 visits to the country and for discovering a huge iron deposit in the western part of the country." This large, heavy book will require extra postage for Priority and International shipments, but only the standard charge for media mail.. First Edition (1 of only 6 copies?). Oversize Hardcover. Fine condition/No jacket, probably as issued. (vi), 689pp.


On Sep 13 2018, a reader said:
Ralph Early Grim was my grandfather's uncle. I am surprised to see this BOUND edition as I was under the misconception that bound TYPEWRITTEN copies were distributed to a few friends, colleagues and the University (which still has their copy with his papers in their archive).

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Memoirs of Ralph Early Grim
Grim, Ralph Early; Foreword by Frances E. Grim
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Used - Fine condition
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No jacket, probably as issued
First Edition (1 of only 6 copies?)
Privately Printed
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No place (but Champaign, Illinois?)
Date Published
Clay Mineralogy.
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Autobiography; Geology / Mining / Minerals;
(vi), 689pp

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