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

William Simpson: Ambair (Amber).  read more

Leitner, G.W.: The Languages and Races of Dardistan.

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Map of the North-West Frontier of British India

Jean-Baptiste Tassin's authoritative and extremely rare map of the Sikh States compiled by the British authorities in Dehra Dun and published at the height of Ranjit Singh's reign in 1838. 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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Fathnamah-I-Sind; being the Original Record of the Arab Conquest of Sind.  read more