Collection: Natural History & Science

This is a traditionally strong area of interest for Sotheran's, with our unparalleled collection of John Gould ornithological lithographs. We maintain a selection of fine antiquarian bird books in stock, together with sought-after and scarce works in the areas of botany and zoology both British and foreign. We also specialise in books relating to Darwinism, evolution, genetics and human biology.

Sotherans has a long tradition of dealing with fine science books stretching back to 1906, when work began on our Bibliotheca Chemico-Mathematica. This exhaustive bibliography, which was published between 1921 and 1952, remains an important resource. We now stock books across a broad range of scientific subjects, including geology, evolutionary science, physics, medicine, astronomy, mathematics and technology. We also have a good stock of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society and offprints from scientific journals.

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  • THE MOTOR. Prices of 1939 Cars.
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  • THE MOTOR. Buyers' Guide of 1938 Cars.
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  • [SCOTT, Peter, BRERETON, John and DILKE, Michael]. Adventures Among Birds by Three Schoolboys.
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  • CASTRES, Elizabeth de. The Observer's Book of Silver.
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  • AUSTIN MOTOR COMPANY LIMITED. Austin A40 Models. Series GS4 GD3 GD5 GV4 GP4 GQU4. Service Manual.
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  • Selected Bird and Flower Paintings from the Palace Museum.
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  • [SURVEY OF LONDON]. SHEPPARD F.H.W., series ed. Survey of London Volume XLI Southern Kensington: Brompton.
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  • WEST, Leonard. The Natural Trout Fly and its Imitation. Being an Angler's Record of Insects Seen at the Waterside and the Method of Tying the Flies.
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  • VOSS BARK, Conrad. The Encyclopaedia of Fly Fishing.
    The Encyclopaedia of Fly Fishing
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  • TOWNER COSTON, H.E. The Swift Trout.
    The Swift Trout
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  • SKUES, G.E.M. The Way of a Trout with a Fly.
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  • THE AMATEUR ANGLER [Pseud. MARSTON, Edward.]. By Meadow and Stream. Pleasant Memories of Pleasant Places.
    By Meadow and Stream.  Pleasant Memories of Pleasant Places
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  • LUCE, A.A. Fishing and Thinking.
    Fishing and Thinking
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  • KINGSMILL MOORE, T. A Man May Fish.
    A Man May Fish
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  • HALVERSON, Anders. An Entirely Synthetic Fish. How Rainbow Trout Beguiled America and Overran the World.
    An Entirely Synthetic Fish. How Rainbow Trout Beguiled America and Overran …
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  • FOOTE, John Taintor. A Wedding Gift.
    A Wedding Gift
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  • ASHTON, R. Randolph. (photographer). Will GODFREY (text). Fly Fishing In Idaho.
    Fly Fishing In Idaho
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  • ARMSTRONG, Robin. Split-Cane and Sable - a book of fish, men and nature,.
    Split-Cane and Sable -  a book of fish, men and nature
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  • ANGLERS' OF NEW YORK. A Century With The Anglers' Club.
    A Century With The Anglers' Club
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  • ALBEE, Louise Rankin. The Bartlett Collection. A list of books on angling, fishes, and fish culture, in Harvard College Library,.
    The Bartlett Collection. A list of books on angling, fishes, and …
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  • BADHAM, Charles David. A Treatise on Esculent Funguses of England.
    A Treatise on Esculent Funguses of England
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  • MAETERLINCK, Maurice. The Life of the Bee.
    The Life of the Bee
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  • [KNAPP, John Leonard]. The Journal of a Naturalist.
    The Journal of a Naturalist
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  • DUMMELOW, John. The Wax Chandlers of London.
    The Wax Chandlers of London
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  • SLADEN, F.W.L. The Humble-Bee. Its life-history and how to domesticate it.
    The Humble-Bee. Its life-history and how to domesticate it
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  • MORSE, Roger and Ted HOOPER. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Beekeeping.
    The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Beekeeping
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  • ISAAC, Jacob. The General Apiarian, wherein a simple, humane and advantageous method of obtaining the produce of bees without destroying them is pointed out in a se….
    The General Apiarian, wherein a simple, humane and advantageous method of …
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  • HODGES, Dorothy. The Pollen Loads of the Honey Bee.
    The Pollen Loads of the Honey Bee
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  • CRANE, Eva. Honey. A Comprehensive Survey.
    Honey. A Comprehensive Survey
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  • WASSON, Valentina Pavlovna and R. Gordon WASSON. Mushrooms, Russia and History.
    Mushrooms, Russia and History
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  • WALCOTT, John. Descriptions and Figures of Petrifactions, found in the Quarries, Gavel-Pits, &c, near Bath.
    Descriptions and Figures of Petrifactions, found in the Quarries, Gavel-Pits …
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  • POLLARD, Eliza F. Florence Nightingale. The Wounded Soldier's Friend.
    Florence Nightingale. The Wounded Soldier's Friend
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