Fontein Books Richard Proctor-Sims
P O Box 193 Philippolis 9970
051 773 0050/048 079 546 4032
Fontein Books was established more than forty years ago as a publisher and bookseller. Our physical bookshop is in an 1881 Victorian house in the historic 1822 Transgariep town of Philippolis, while we now also operate from Johannesburg (telephones +27 79 546 4032 / + 27 11 783 6577).
On the current auction (#72) our lots are mainly library sets (medical journals, English history, Punch, a late-19th century edition of Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire edited by J B Bury, the complete Letters of Charles Dickens, and South African Statutes from 1948 to 1959), as well as travel and exploration, several modern first edition titles, a Lawrence Green run, three botany titles, and an unread morocco Reader's Bible from 1950 protected in its original box.
Payments in South Africa may be made by eft; elsewhere by credit card. We offer free delivery in South Africa, either by courier to a street address or by Postnet to another Postnet branch.
As always, we will gladly supply further information, including additional images.
Results in auction #72
Green, Lawrence G; and Joan R Bienedell
Lawrence Green 27-book collection; and one other
Hesse, Hermann; translated from the German by Richard and Clara Winston
The Glass Bead Game
Statutes of the Union of South Africa - 15 vols (English and Afrikaans) from 1948 to 1959
Punch, or the London Charivari
Barclay, M; other artists; foreword by the Earl of Clarendon; uncredited introduction
South African Wild Flowers
Dyer, R Allen, and others
Flora of Southern Africa. The Genera of Southern African Flowering Plants. Vol 1 Dicotyledons; Vol 2 Gymnosperms & Monocotyledons
Rice, Elsie Garrett, Robert Harold Compton; foreword by Field Marshal J C Smuts
Wild Flowers of the Cape of Good Hope
Gibbon, Edward; edited & with an introduction, notes, appendixes & index by J B Bury
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (7 vols, 1897-1900)
Peters, Dr Carl; translated by H W Dulcken; Rudolf Hellgrewe (illustrator)
New Light on Dark Africa (1891) (including 28-panel colour folding map)