Fontein Books Richard Proctor-Sims
P O Box 193 Philippolis 9970
051 773 0050/048 079 546 4032
We have uploaded 40 lots (comprising 48 books) for Auction #80, with many at the minimum auction reserve of $40, and several more or much more valuable items as well.
Eighteen categories are represented: Africana (1), Anglo-Boer War (3), Architecture (1), Art (4), Ethnography (4), Biography (4), Botany (1), Ethnography (3), History (4), Illustrated Books (1), Library Sets (1), Medical (1), Military and Naval (3), Mining (2), Modern First Editions (3), Natural History (1), Ornithology (2), Science (1), Shipping (1) and Travel and Exploration (1).
Fontein Books was established in Pretoria forty years ago as a publisher and bookseller.
We have been active on Antiquarian Auctions since its inception a decade ago.
Our current physical bookshop and art gallery are located in an 1881 Victorian house in Philippolis, which was the first settlement (1822) in Southern Africa north of the Gariep or Orange (with the exception of Maputo, which goes back to the Portuguese occupation in about 1505). We also now have some books in Johannesburg (telephones +27 79 546 4032 / + 27 11 783 6577).
Except where there is a compelling reason for a damaged book to be listed in that condition, we use our own bookbinder and restorer to give the copy a new lease of life.
You are welcome to visit our bookshop or to contact us if you have an enquiry about any of our lots or generally, or would like information about selling on auction on your behalf.
Lots in auction #80
Baines, the late Thomas; H Hall (editor); unknown (preface); H Rawlinson (obituary)
The Gold Regions of South Eastern Africa (1877)
Campbell, Roy (poet)
The Flaming Terrapin (1924)
Tyrrell, Barbara (author and illustrator); and others
Barbara Tyrrell trio
Breytenbach, J H, (Staatshistorikus [State Historian])
Die Geskiedenis van die Tweede Vryheidsoorlog in Suid-Africa, 1899 -1902 (2 volumes [of 5], 1969-1971)
Medical Registers: 1. Orange River Colony (1904); 2. Colony of the Cape of Good Hope (1907); 3. Union of South Africa (1933)
Cairns, Margaret; Wilhelm Gruter (editor)
Cradle of Commerce (1974)
Brooke Simons, Phillida, and Michael Godby
The Life and Work of Charles Bell (signed by the first author)
Defence Headquarters, Pretoria
Union Military Discipline Code, Regulations, and Orders and Instructions (1913)
Lotsy, Dr J P, and Dr H N Kooiman (editors) (*)
Genetica. Nederlandsch Tijdschrift voor Erfelijkheids- en Afstammingsleer (No 10, in English, 1928) (*)
Grogan, Tony (artist and author)
Between the Cape and Cairo. Tony Grogan paints Malawi (dedicated by the author) (1995)
Smuts, J C
Greater South Africa. Plans for a Better World. The Speeches of J C Smuts (1940)
Molsbergen, Dr E C Godee
Stichter van Hollands Zuid-Afrika Jan van Riebeeck 1618-1677 (1912)
Running the Gauntlet (two copies: first edition,1935, and 1990 reprint)
Cape Town Foreshore Plan. Final Plan (1948)
Women of South Africa (1913)
Boonzaaier, P C (artist)
Rand Faces (1915)
Three Zulu War titles (two dedicated by author)
Puyfontaine, Huguette Roy de
Louis Michell Thibault 1750-1815 (1972)
Routledge FRGS, Edmund (editor)
Every Boy's Annual (1884)
Echard, Laurence (editor and publisher)
An Abridgement of Sir Walter Raleigh's History of the World (1698)