Fontein Books Richard Proctor-Sims
P O Box 193 Philippolis 9970
051 773 0050/048 079 546 4032
Fontein Books has 53 lots on auction #79, representing a total of 74 books - with one or more lots in 23 categories - from Africana, Anglo-Boer War, Architecture, Antiques and Collectables, Biography, Botany, Children's Books, Engineering & Science, Ethnology, History, Hunting and Shooting, Illustrated Books, Maps, Military and Naval, Mining, Miscellaneous, Modern First Editions, Natural History, Ornithology, Photography, Rhodesiana, Transport, Travel and Exploration.
22 lots have reserves between $40 and $55, the highest reserve is $660 and the average reserve for the 53 lots is $100.
Fontein was established more than forty years ago as a publisher and bookseller. We have been active on Antiquarian Auctions since its inception.
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 about 1505). We also now have some books in Johannesburg (telephones +27 79 546 4032 / + 27 11 783 6577).
Except where there is a compelling reason for a damaged book to be listed in that condition, we use our own bookbinder and restorer to give the copy a new lease of life.
You are welcome to visit our bookshop or contact us if you have an enquiry about any of our lots or would like to see more images.
Results in auction #79
Bird, A V (author and editor); C S Barlow (foreword); and others
The paintings of Norman Lighton for Roberts Birds of South Africa (number 12 of signed first edition limited to 300 copies) (1976)
Lady Anne Barnard and others
Small Lady Anne Barnard collection
Van der Poel, Jean; John Hays Hammond
1. The Jameson Raid (1951) 2. The Truth about the Jameson Raid as Related to Alleyne Ireland (1918)
Heydenrych, Heinie, and Bruno Martin
The Natal Main Line Story (1992)
Stout, Captain Benjamin
Cape of Good Hope and its Dependencies (1820) . . .
Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa; including a sketch of sixteen years' residence in the interior of Africa (1857)
Stanley, Henry M, MP
Through South Africa. The Letters to "South Africa" Newspaper Revised with New Inroductory Chapter (1898)
Burrows, John and Sandra; and others; Abraham E van Wyk (foreword)
Figs of Southern and South-Central Africa (2003)
Henning, Graham A and Stephen F. John G Joannou and Stephen E Woodhall
Living Butterflies of Southern Africa. Biology, Ecology, Conservation. Vol I. Hesperidae, Papilionidae & Pieridae (1997)
Rauh, Werner; Peter Temple (editor); Peter Temple & Harvey L Kendall (translators)
The Bromeliad Lexicon (1990)
Carter, Thomas Fortescue
A Narrative of the Boer War. Its Causes and Results (1900)
Freeman, R Austin
The Red Thumb Mark (with loosely inserted second spine label) (1911)
Martin, A C; Arthur Keppel-Jones (foreword)
The Concentration Camps, 1900-1902. Facts, Figures and Fables (1957)
Botha, Colin Graham (Chief Archivist for the Union)
Place Names in the Cape Province (1925)
Chase*, John Centlivres (author); Joseph S Christophers (editor)
The Cape of Good Hope and the Eastern Province of Algoa Bay, etc, etc, with statistics of the Colony (1843)
Baker, Sir Samuel, FRGS
Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia and Sword Hunters of the Hamran Arabs (1908)
Crealock, John North (artist); R A Brown (editor)
The Road to Ulundi. The watercolour drawings of John North Crealock. The Zulu War of 1879 (1969)
Keltie, J Scott (assistant secretary to the Royal Geographical Society)
The Partition of Africa. With twenty-four maps (1895)