art and rare books relating to India, Central Asia and the Islamic world

Rare books, art and antiquarian prints

We offer a unique selection of collectables: rare books and antiquarian prints, old maps, antique vintage photographs, watercolours and ephemera…

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New essays on legendary travellers and writers. Amongst others you’ll also find articles on Souza and MF Husain and news on international cultural events.


Relevant resources, including libraries and cultural institutions, international foundations and communities with a focus on India, Tibet, Pakistan, Central Asia and the Middle East.


The title of our second essay refers to a pun on Sir Charles Napier's 1843 annexation of Sindh. We've acquired 8 folio-size hand-coloured plates from the rare 1846 portfolio of the region's views by Lieut. W. Edwards, his ADC. View PDF

Fathnamah-I-Sind; being the Original Record of the Arab Conquest of Sind.  read more

An exceptional association copy of a rare Calcutta imprint on the Second Anglo-Maratha War in a fine 'Mogul fish binding

The Governor-General of India to the Commander- in-Chief of the British Army, His Royal Highness Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany (second son of King George III). read more

History of the Origin and Progress of the Sicks

The first European history of the Sikhs, with the very first printed map of the Sikh territories., read more

François Bernier's 'History of the Late Revolution'

Lord Ellenborough’s copy of this remarkable 17th century work. First Edition in English, London 1671.

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The Embassy of Hyderbeck to Calcutta, after Zoffany  read more