Antiquarian Auctions

SA Auction #85 has ended

US Auction #4 begins on 08 Oct 2020

Fontein Books

Fontein Books Richard Proctor-Sims

P O Box 193 Philippolis 9970

South Africa

051 773 0050/048 079 546 4032

Fontein's owner, Richard Proctor-Sims, remains stranded in Italy by Covid-19, but can be reached on WhatsApp +27 79 023 1842 with any enquiries about the 30 lots on the current auction


Fontein Books has been a publisher and bookseller for some forty years, and has been an Antiquarian Auctions seller since the first auction some ten years ago. Our shop is an 1881 Victorian house in Philippolis - the first settlement (1822) in South Africa north of the Orange River

We also now have some books in Johannesburg (telephones +27 79 546 4032 / + 27 11 783 6577)

You are invited to visit our bookshop or to contact us if you would like to sell us books or for us to sell books for you on these auctions

Lots in auction #88

Lot 152

Clancy, Tom [Thomas L Clancy Jr)

Without Remorse (first impression)

Lot 163

Monick, Stanley (author); Christine Heseltine and L E Joubert (maps & illustrations)

A Bugle Calls. The Story of the Witwatersrand Rifles and its Predecessors 1899-1987

Lot 165

Juta, Rene, and W Westhoven

The Cape Peninsula (1910)

Lot 168

Vedder, Dr H

Das Alte Suedwestafrika [The Old South West Africa] (1934)

Lot 173

Mutwa, Vusamazulu C

Africa Is My Witness

Lot 177

Ogilvie, Grania; assisted by Carol Graff

The Dictionary of South African Painters and Sculptors, Including Namibia

Lot 178

Graaff, G de (author); R A R Black (photographer)

The Rodents of Southern Africa

Lot 180

Keath, Michael

Herbert Baker. Architecture and Idealism. 1. 1892-1913. The South African Years

Lot 184

Van der Westhuizen, Gert and Erika

Guide to the Anglo-Boer War in the Eastern Transvaal. 1899-1902. 100 Years

Lot 497

Livingstone, David

Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa (1874)

Lot 498

Stanley, Henry M

In Darkest Africa or the Quest, Rescue and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria (2 vols,1890)

Lot 508

Bird, John (late of the Civil Service, Natal)

Annals of Natal. 1495 to 1845 (first edition, 2 vols)

Lot 509

Lock, Ron, & Peter Quantrill (compilers); Prince Mangosotho Buthelezi (introduction)

Zulu Victory. The Epic of Isandlhwana and the Cover-Up

Lot 521

Hancock, W Keith

Smuts (2 vols) 1. The Sanguine Years 1870-1919 2, The Fields of Force 1919-1950

Lot 523

Stevenson-Hamilton, Lieut-Col J

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

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