Our Collection

  • Islamic Art

    Afghanistan and Gandharan Art

    The Gandharan Kingdom of the 3rd and 4th centuries produced a classical style of stone sculpture, influenced by Greek traditions, founded in Buddhism, primarily noble Bodhisattvas and Buddhas.

    For an overview visit the website of the National Museum of Afghanistan  and the Musee Guimet collection.

  • Cambodia Photographs and PrintsRoyal Khmer dancers

     

    With vintage black & white postcards from Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, what was then French Indochina, dating from early 1900’s through the century.  Superb and historically important visual records of the culture of the times with a special emphasis on the Royal Dance Troupes, whose art form would suffer so cruelly in the later part of the century, as well as the temple complexes & sculptures themselves.

    For a slideshow and article on photographs of Cambodian dancers taken by George Groslier in 1927 visit Datasia.com.

Asia Fine Books began an exclusively online business in the fall of 2000, with a concentration on rare, reference and selected general interest books on the art and architecture of Asia including China, India, Japan, Nepal, Tibet and Southeast Asia, with a special interest in the arts of Cambodia. We are a member of the IOBA, Independent Online Booksellers Association. The majority of the books in inventory are rare and now out of print. Quality newer titles are included in inventory as they are released, grouped under the subject area and not gathered separately.

Asia Fine Books also carries a collection of antique postcards and laser and silver gelatin prints of scenes in Cambodia and India from the beginning of the last century.

Always accepting single volumes and collections in the field of Asian art and history. I will take your books on consignment and try to get the very best price for you based on value.