Antiquarian Auctions

Auction #80 begins on
23 Jan 2020 16:30 GMT

Fontein Books

Fontein Books Richard Proctor-Sims

P O Box 193 Philippolis 9970

South Africa

051 773 0050/048 079 546 4032

Fontein Books has 53 lots on auction #79, representing a total of 74 books -  with one or more lots in 23 categories - from Africana, Anglo-Boer War, Architecture, Antiques and Collectables, Biography, Botany, Children's Books, Engineering & Science, Ethnology, History, Hunting and Shooting, Illustrated Books, Maps, Military and Naval, Mining, Miscellaneous, Modern First Editions, Natural History, Ornithology, Photography, Rhodesiana, Transport, Travel and Exploration.

22 lots have reserves between $40 and $55, the highest reserve is $660 and the average reserve for the 53 lots is $100. 

Fontein was established more than forty years ago as a publisher and bookseller. We have been active on Antiquarian Auctions since its inception.

Our current physical bookshop is 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 contact us if you have an enquiry about any of our lots or would like to see more images. 

Results in auction #79

Lot 75

Bird, A V (author and editor); C S Barlow (foreword); and others

The paintings of Norman Lighton for Roberts Birds of South Africa (number 12 of signed first edition limited to 300 copies) (1976)

Lot 77

Lady Anne Barnard and others

Small Lady Anne Barnard collection

Lot 80

Van der Poel, Jean; John Hays Hammond

1. The Jameson Raid (1951) 2. The Truth about the Jameson Raid as Related to Alleyne Ireland (1918)

Lot 81

Heydenrych, Heinie, and Bruno Martin

The Natal Main Line Story (1992)

Lot 84

Stout, Captain Benjamin

Cape of Good Hope and its Dependencies (1820) . . .

Lot 97

Livingstone, David

Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa; including a sketch of sixteen years' residence in the interior of Africa (1857)

Lot 100

Stanley, Henry M, MP

Through South Africa. The Letters to "South Africa" Newspaper Revised with New Inroductory Chapter (1898)

Lot 102

Burrows, John and Sandra; and others; Abraham E van Wyk (foreword)

Figs of Southern and South-Central Africa (2003)

Lot 103

Henning, Graham A and Stephen F. John G Joannou and Stephen E Woodhall

Living Butterflies of Southern Africa. Biology, Ecology, Conservation. Vol I. Hesperidae, Papilionidae & Pieridae (1997)

Lot 104

Rauh, Werner; Peter Temple (editor); Peter Temple & Harvey L Kendall (translators)

The Bromeliad Lexicon (1990)

Lot 167

Carter, Thomas Fortescue

A Narrative of the Boer War. Its Causes and Results (1900)

Lot 171

Freeman, R Austin

The Red Thumb Mark (with loosely inserted second spine label) (1911)

Lot 174

Martin, A C; Arthur Keppel-Jones (foreword)

The Concentration Camps, 1900-1902. Facts, Figures and Fables (1957)

Lot 185

Botha, Colin Graham (Chief Archivist for the Union)

Place Names in the Cape Province (1925)

Lot 224

Chase*, John Centlivres (author); Joseph S Christophers (editor)

The Cape of Good Hope and the Eastern Province of Algoa Bay, etc, etc, with statistics of the Colony (1843)

Lot 225

Baker, Sir Samuel, FRGS

Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia and Sword Hunters of the Hamran Arabs (1908)

Lot 290

Crealock, John North (artist); R A Brown (editor)

The Road to Ulundi. The watercolour drawings of John North Crealock. The Zulu War of 1879 (1969)

Lot 299

Keltie, J Scott (assistant secretary to the Royal Geographical Society)

The Partition of Africa. With twenty-four maps (1895)

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