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 Stand 1 at Wilson Hall from 7th to 9th July. We have a diverse range of books and ephemera to offer you. Included is 19th century fashion, Andy Warhol, classic English literature & classic Australian literature, monasticism, meteorology, fairyland, wonderland, and bankrupt booksellers.

Highlights

Andy Warhol
$495
Brisbane, Queensland Art Gallery, 2007. First, limited, edition Published in conjunction with the Andy Warhol Museum - the first major survey of Warhol's work to be shown in Australia. No. 64 of 1000 copies. Loosely inserted is the stylish programme for the opening party of the exhibition (a concertina in the shape of a Campbells' soup can), the Media Kit for the exhibition (single sheet) and the 2007-8 Calendar for GOMA
LYELL, Charles.
$695
Original autograph letter, signed `Chas. Lyell' from Kirriemuir, 17 Aug. 1870, to an unnamed correspondent, (the publisher, John Murray?). The letter concerns proofs and corrections to his `work relating to the Sheppey fruits'. Sir Charles Lyell (1797-1874) was the leading geologist of the day. He was a close and influential friend of Charles Darwin. This letter is concerned with Lyell's soon to be published book, most probably `Elements of Geology, Students Series' which was published in 1871
[BURTON,Robert] The Anatomy Of Melancholy. A new edition to which is prefixed the life of the author. 2 volumes
$495
London, M'Lean et al, 1826. Frontispiece to volume 1 reproduces the allegorical engraving from the 1628 edition. There were 6 revised editions during Burton's lifetime, 1576-1639, but the book was not in print between 1676 and 1800. This is probably the 8th edition. Fans of the book have included Samuel Johnson, Samuel Beckett, and Nick Cave