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SA Auction #94 begins on 30 Sep 2021

US Auction #9 begins on 30 Oct 2021

Fontein Books

Fontein Books Richard Proctor-Sims

P O Box 193 Philippolis 9970

South Africa

[email protected]

051 773 0050/0486 or 0027 079 546 4032

Fontein's owner, Richard Proctor-Sims, is back from his long-enforced Covid-related stay in Italy only to find that we have lost our fontein email address; so please use [email protected] or the telephone numbers listed above

Our 47 lots on this auction include a wide range of subjects

They include 14 Botanical lots (reserves $40-$200); 8 Military and Naval ($40-$100); and 7 History (also $40-$100)

Other categories are Anglo-Boer War (2), Art and Art History (3), Biography (4), Ethnology (1), Genealogy (1), Government (1), Horsemanship (1), Mandela (1), Motoring (1), Ornithology (1), Shipping (1) and Topography (1)

Lots with the high reserves are:

#21 History of the Mackenzies with Genealogies of the Principal Families of the Name ($250)

#26 Dictionary of South African Biography (2 vols in English and 5 in Afrikaans) ($500)

#419 Francois le Vaillant, Voyageur en Afrique Australe (1781-4), et sa Collection de 165 Aquarelles (2-vol set number 343 of a limited edition of 500 copies) ($300)


Results Previous Auction

Lot 23

Reitz, Deneys; General J C Smuts (preface)

Commando. A Boer Journal of the Boer War (first edition, 1930)

Lot 27

Barclay, D (paintings), H M L Bolus (text), E J Steer (photographs)

A Book of South African Flowers, 1925. A First Book of South African Flowers, 1928. A Second Book of South African Flowers, 1936

Lot 50

Van der Walt, J J (author); Ellaphie Ward-Hilhorst (illustrator)

Pelargoniums of Southern Africa Vols 1 (1977) and 2 (1981)

Lot 52

Fabricius, Peter (Political Correspondent) and others

The Star, Johannesburg, 2 February 1990. "FW opens doors to freedom"; "Mandela to be set free soon"; "Executions halted"

Lot 55

Mossop, Dr E E, Member of the Van Riebeeck Society

Old Cape Highways (1927)

Lot 83

Hoare, Mike

Makoro. A Cry for Help

Lot 95

Churchill, Winston Spencer

London to Ladysmith via Pretoria (1900)

Lot 291

Leipoldt, Dr C Louis

Bushveld Doctor (rare first [1937] British edition in a good complete dustjacket)

Lot 296

Hilton-Barber, Brett (author): John Meyer (artist)

John Meyer

Lot 463

Callaway, Rev Canon, M D

Izinyanga Zokubula; Unkulunkulu, or the Tradition of Creation as existing among the Amazulu and other tribes of South Africa

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