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

John Martin Honigberger: Thirty-Five Years in the East.   read more

The Pearl Mosque (detail)

An exceptionally fine and large-scale Company School watercolour drawing of the Pearl Mosque. read more

An exceptional group of four large format gelatin silver prints

Two Hindu princes in Mughal court dress. Two are portraits of Maharawal Shri Pratap Sinhji and two his second son, the Rajkumar Pravin (or Prabin) Sinhji. Circa 1911. 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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William Simpson: Ambair (Amber).  read more