Antiquarian Auctions

Auction #77 begins on
29 Aug 2019 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 no fewer than 101 lots on auction #77, representing 139 books. This is a record for us since these auctions began some ten years ago.

Botanical book collectors will have a wid choice - 50 lots, followed by ornithology (with 20 lots) and natural history (18 lots). A few other categories are repesented by one or more lots - architecture, art, ethnology, history, shipping, Rhodesiana and transport.

Fontein was established more than forty years ago as a publisher and bookseller. 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 the 15the century). We also now have some books in Johannesburg (telephones +27 79 546 4032 / + 27 11 783 6577).

A higher proportion of usual of our lots on #77 are in fine, mint or new condition - mainly because one of our seller is emigrating "without having had time even to open some of my books". 

Please email or phone if you'd like a description amplified or have a specific query. 

Successful bidders in South Africa buyers usually pay by eft and those elsewhere in the world by credit card. 










Results in auction #76

Lot 20

Howard, J W, J Medley Wood, E A Brunner, W A Squire, Charles J Crofts and others

Twentieth Century Impressions of Orange River Colony and Natal (1906)

Lot 30

Picton-Seymour, Desiree (author and artist)

Victorian Buildings in South Africa. Including Edwardian and Transvaal Republican styles

Lot 47

Stevenson-Hamilton, Lt-Colonel J (Warden of the Kruger National Park)

South African Eden. From Sabi Game Reserve to Kruger National Park (1938)

Lot 57

Andriessen, W F

Gedenkboek van den Oorlog in Zuid-Afrika (1904)

Lot 60

Lock, Ron, and others

A collection of three signed Zulu War books

Lot 62

Welch, Ronald; David Harris (illustrator)

Zulu Warrier (1974)

Lot 63

Kim Shippey (author) and Gert Hattingh (photographer)

The Unbeatables. Springboks in Australia. 1971

Lot 205

Belton, Gordon (author-photographer); Josh Spencer (editor); Philip Nankin (foreword)

A Sailor's Scrapbook. A Photo-Essay of Lawhill and Passat by Gordon Belton (signed and numbered limited edition)

Lot 278

Schreiner, Olive; D Lessing (introduction); A Sassenberg and others (illustrators)

The Story of an African Farm (illustrated centenary edition, 1968)

Lot 280

Sternberg, Count; introduction by Lt-Col G F R Henderson

My Experiences of the Boer War (translated from the German) (1901)

Lot 282

Lighton, Conrad

Arthur Elliott. 10,000 Pictures Tell a Story

Lot 353

Bromwich, Michael

National Parks and Wildlife Management. Rhodesia and Zimbabwe. 1928-1990

Lot 354

Cooper, Michael Robert, and Michael Dirk Cooper

The Emperor Moths of Kwa-Zulu-Natal (2002)

Lot 357

A Society of Gentlemen in Scotland

Encyclopaedia Britannica, Facsimile of first edition of 1771 (3 volumes: A-B; C-L; M-Z)

Lot 442

Prosser, Julia

The Jews of KwaZulu-Natal: A History (2008)

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