Donald Kerr is Special Collections Librarian and co-Director of the University of Otago Centre for the Book. He is passionate about books and enjoys long-term projects in book history, especially the history of collecting and the formation of private libraries. He has studied the collecting of Sir George Grey, Henry Shaw, Frank W. Reed and Esmond de Beer, and has also written on the history of duelling: The Smell of Powder: A history of duelling in New Zealand (Random House, 2006). Donald is currently working on a book about 12 prominent New Zealand book collectors.
And worth a read is the substantial Review in the Otago Daily Times published this past weekend.