Antiquarian Auctions

Auction #73 begins on
07 Mar 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 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

Lot 23

Green, Lawrence G; and Joan R Bienedell

Lawrence Green 27-book collection; and one other

Lot 24

Hesse, Hermann; translated from the German by Richard and Clara Winston

The Glass Bead Game

Lot 25

Legal Draughtsmen

Statutes of the Union of South Africa - 15 vols (English and Afrikaans) from 1948 to 1959

Lot 28

Punch Office

Punch, or the London Charivari

Lot 49

Barclay, M; other artists; foreword by the Earl of Clarendon; uncredited introduction

South African Wild Flowers

Lot 50

Dyer, R Allen, and others

Flora of Southern Africa. The Genera of Southern African Flowering Plants. Vol 1 Dicotyledons; Vol 2 Gymnosperms & Monocotyledons

Lot 51

Rice, Elsie Garrett, Robert Harold Compton; foreword by Field Marshal J C Smuts

Wild Flowers of the Cape of Good Hope

Lot 155

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)

Lot 401

Peters, Dr Carl; translated by H W Dulcken; Rudolf Hellgrewe (illustrator)

New Light on Dark Africa (1891) (including 28-panel colour folding map)

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