Antiquarian Auctions

SA Auction #84 begins on 30 Jul 2020

US Auction #3 begins on 13 Aug 2020

Fontein Books

Fontein Books Richard Proctor-Sims

P O Box 193 Philippolis 9970

South Africa

051 773 0050/048 079 546 4032

Because of Covid-19 travel restrictions, the owner of Fontein Books, Richard Proctor-Sims, is stranded outside South Africa. One or more Auction #83 lots may therefore be inadequately described or illustrated. A potential bidder who needs additional information is invited to email Richard on 

We have 19 lots (representing 22 books) on the current auction, most of them at or near the minimum reserve, with a few higher-priced items. Twelve categories are represented - Art and Art History (5); Military and Naval, Architecture, and Travel and Exploration (2 each); and Africana, Anglo-Boer War, Anthropology, Biography, Botanical, History, Rhodesiana, and Transport (1 each)

[Lot 478 should be 1874 and not 1974]


Fontein Books has been a publisher and bookseller for some forty years, and we have been active on Antiquarianauctions since its first auction a decade 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 to sell books for you on auction

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