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Auction #76 begins on
11 Jul 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 an 1881 Victorian house in the historic Free State town of Philippolis, while we now also operate from Johannesburg (telephones +27 79 546 4032 / + 27 11 783 6577).

On the current auction our 21 lots comprise more than volumes and represent 12 categories - Anglo-Boer War, Art and Art History, Books about Books (2), Botany (3), Cricket and Cricket Memorabilia,  Ethnology, History, Illustrated Books (3), Natural History (2), Ornithology (3), Rhodesiana (2), Science and Technology and Wine and Food. 

The lots include a complete set of the Rhodesiana Reprint Library, published between 1968 and 1974, to which we have given an exceptionally long description of some 1500 words. Another lot features 36 consecutive issues of "Lantern", the long-running adult education journal. 

Successful bidders in South Africa may be made by eft; others elsewhere in the world will usually prefer to pay by credit card. In South Africa we offer free delivery by courier to street addresses.

We will gladly send further information and additional images to the email addresses of potential bidders. 








Results in auction #75

Lot 209

Richard Wagner (author); Margaret Armour (translator); Arthur Rackham (illustrator)

The Rhinegold and The Valkyrie, illustrated by Arthur Rackham (first edition, 1910)

Lot 211

Bryden, H A

Wild Life in South Africa (first edition, 1936)

Lot 250

Wolfe, Humbert, Christopher Sandford and other authors; and many illustrators

Bibliography of the Golden Cockerel Press 1921-1949 (annotated copy with auction prices realised)

Lot 255

Hickman, Colonel A S

Rhodesia Served the Queen. Rhodesian Forces in the Boer War 1899-1902. Vols I and II

Lot 266

Baines, Thomas, Frederick Courteney Selous (3), and 32 other authors

Rhdesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series, 1968 to 1974, complete in 36 volumes)

Lot 270

Van Jaarsveld, Ernst J (author); Ellaphie Ward-Hilhorst (illusrator)

Gasterias of South Africa

Lot 275

Reynolds, Gilbert Westacott

The Aloes of Tropical Africa and Madagascar (first edition, 1966)

Lot 278

Ginn, Peter, Geoff and Andrew McIlleron and others (editors); John Ledger (foreword)

The Ultimate Companion for Birding in Southern Africa

Lot 327

Severin, Mark F

Making a Bookplate (1949)

Lot 331

Alcock, C W (editor), R W Thomas and others (photographers)

Famous Cricketers and Cricket Grounds 1895

Lot 332

Roberts, Dr Austin (author); Norman C K Lighton (illustrator); J C Smuts (foreword)

The Birds of South Africa (7th impression, 1949)

Lot 349

De Jongh, Michael, and Belinda Gordon (authors); Mike Kantey (editor)

The Forgotten Front. Untold stories of the Anglo-Boer War in the Karoo (signed by first author)

Lot 474

Wood, Vivian C (managing editor); Kobus Esterhuyzen (art director); and others

LANTERN. Journal of Adult Education / Tydskrif vir Volksopleiding. Vols 12 (XII) to 20 (XX) complete (36 issues)

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