Louella Kerr Books

Member of ANZAAB - Australia

Louella Kerr Books was established in Sydney in the early 1980s by Louella and her generally silent partner Gerard Windsor. Both of us being voracious readers, our stock has an emphasis on literature, classics, children’s books, history, biography, travel, books about books, art and illustrated books, and of course, Australiana. We nevertheless offer interesting, ephemeral, and unusual books in any genre.

We no longer have a bricks and mortar store, dealing mainly through catalogues and the internet.

We look forward to seeing old friends and customers at the bookfair - so please visit us at Maclaurin Hall Sydney University on 28th and 29th October. We will have a diverse range of books and ephemera to offer you. Or visit us online at www.louellakerrbooks.com.au


Utzon. Inspiration. Vision. Architecture
WESTON, Richard Utzon. Inspiration. Vision. Architecture. Hellerup, Denmark, Edition Blondal, 2002, first edition: pp352,colour & b/w photoplates, plans, sketches and cartoons; folio, cloth (hardback). Cloth rubbed away from one corner, else fine in very good dust jacket (crease down centre where the jacket has been folded). A monumental book on the Danish architect. Chapter 4 (pp112-201) is devoted to the Sydney Opera House.
RAE, John. Photograph Album. Views of Sydney, 1842. From Sketches by John Rae
RAE, John. Photograph Album. Views of Sydney, 1842. From Sketches by John Rae. 27 original photographs of early Sydney views. Sydney, William Gullick, 1898: Letterpress titlepage, index, 27 original photographs mounted on card. Oblong folio [320x430cm], sumptuously bound in full morocco by the Government binder, gilt lettering and decorations, all edges gilt, gilt dentelles. Some foxing to mounts, not affecting photographs and a little bumping to album corners. Else in very good condition. Album includes photographic reproductions of watercolours painted by the artist in 1842 and 1850. Images
MENDELSSOHN, Joanna. The Art Of Sir Lionel Lindsay
The Art Of Sir Lionel Lindsay: Text by Joanna Mendelssohn. Two volumes in three. Vol. 1 Woodcuts. Vol.2. Part A. Etchings. Part B. Chronological Catalogue. Sydney, Copperfield Publishing Company, 1982, 1987. First and only editions: pp180, 164, 164, profusely illus. with all Lindsay's woodcuts and etchings known at the time. Folios. Vol.1 full morocco gilt, vol.2 cloth gilt as issued, both in cloth slipcases. All three volumes are in fine condition. 300 copies were published, signed by the publisher John McCullagh. `Woodcuts' is No. 275, `Etchings' is number 69.
RAYNER, John L, & G. T. Crook, collated and edited with appendices and a bibliography by. The Complete Newgate Calendar; Being Captain Charles Johnson's General History of the Lives and Adventures of the Most Famous Highwaymen, Murderers, Street-Robbers and Account of the Voyages and Plunders of the Most Notorious Pyrates, 1734; Captain Alexander Smith's Compleat History of the Lives and Robberies of the Most Notorious Highwaymen, Foot-Pads, Shop-Lifts and Cheats, 1719; The Tyburn Chronicle, 1768; The Malefactors Register, 1796... 5 vols. Navarre Society 1925, 1926.
The Newgate Calendar 1824 - 1828
KNAPP, Andrew, & William Baldwin, editors. The Newgate Calendar; Comprising Interesting Memoirs of the Most Notorious Characters who have been Convicted of Outrages on the Laws of England since the Commencement of the Eighteenth Century, with Occasional Anecdotes and Observations, Speeches, Confessions, and Last Exclamations of Sufferers. In 4 volumes. London, J. Robins & Co, 1824, 1825, 1828: printed in double columns, woodcuts throughout.
Ornamente der Hausindustrie Ungarn's
PULSKY, Carl, & Friedrach Fischbach. Ornamente der Hausindustrie Ungarn's. Budapest, 1878: pp8, 34 [descriptive text in parallel German, Hungarian and French. 39 (of 40) plates on thick paper (all but 3 are chromolitho), some with silver or gold. Folio [280x390mm], loose as issued in cloth-backed portfolio (spine chipped, lacking the ties). The beautiful plates illustrate traditional and folk textile and embroidery designs from Hungary and Romania.