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.

459 items
  • SZECHENYI, Count Zsigmond. Land of Elephants. Big-Game Hunting in Kenya, Tanganyika, and Uganda.
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    £775.00
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    £775.00
  • MUNICIPAL COURT OF CHICAGO. Research Studies of Crime as related to Heredity.
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    £125.00
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    £125.00
  • MORRIS, F.O. A History of British Butterflies.
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    £400.00
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    £400.00
  • DARWIN, Charles Robert. The Formation of Vegetable Mould, Through the Action of Worms, with Observations on their Habits.
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    £800.00
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    £800.00
  • DARWIN, Charles Robert. The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species.
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    £800.00
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    £800.00
  • [FARADAY, Michael]. WILLIAMS, L. Pearce, with the assistance of Rosemary FITZGERALD and Oliver STALL…. The Selected Correspondence of Michael Faraday.
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    £150.00
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    £150.00
  • GOSSE, Philip Henry. Actinologia Britannica. A History of the British Sea-Anemones and Corals.
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    £500.00
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    £500.00
  • [EUCLID]. SIMSON, Robert. The Elements of Euclid, viz. the first six books, together with the eleventh and twelfth.
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    £500.00
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    £500.00
  • NICOL, Walter. The Gardener's Kalendar; or monthly directory of operations in every branch of horticulture.
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    £400.00
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    £400.00
  • SEARLE, Ronald (illustrator). Slightly Foxed - but still desirable.
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    £90.00
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    £90.00
  • ORWELL, George. The English People.
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    £100.00
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    £100.00
  • BENN, Timothy. Flies of the Future. The Trout Fly Patterns of Dr J.C. Mottram.
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    £595.00
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    £595.00
  • WILLIAMSON, Captain T. The Complete Angler's Vade-Mecum; being a perfect code of instruction on the above pleasing science: wherein are detailed, a great variety of original….
    The Complete Angler's Vade-Mecum; being a perfect code of instruction …
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    £600.00
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    £600.00
  • 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.
    The Natural Trout Fly and its Imitation. Being an Angler's Record …
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    £150.00
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    £150.00
  • SKUES, G.E.M. The Way of a Trout with a Fly.
    The Way of a Trout with a Fly
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    £180.00
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    £180.00
  • SKUES, G.E.M. Side-lines, side-lights & reflections. Fugitive papers of a chalk-stream angler.
    Side-lines, side-lights & reflections. Fugitive papers of a chalk-stream …
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    £150.00
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    £150.00
  • SKUES, G.E.M. Nymph Fishing for Chalk Stream Trout.
    Nymph Fishing for Chalk Stream Trout
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    £150.00
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    £150.00
  • SKUES, G.E.M. Nymph Fishing for Chalk Stream Trout.
    Nymph Fishing for Chalk Stream Trout
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    £60.00
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    £60.00
  • SKUES, G.E.M. Minor Tactics of the Chalk Stream.
    Minor Tactics of the Chalk Stream
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    £100.00
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    £100.00
  • HONEY DUN PRESS. SCOTCHER, George. The Fly Fisher's Legacy.
    The Fly Fisher's Legacy
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    £250.00
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    £250.00
  • RIPPIER, Jo. Fine and Far Off.
    Fine and Far Off
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    £30.00
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    £30.00
  • PHILLPOTTS, Eden. Folly and Fresh Air.
    Folly and Fresh Air
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    £90.00
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    £90.00
  • NEWLAND, Henry. The Erne, its legends and its fly fishing.
    The Erne, its legends and its fly fishing
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    £1,000.00
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    £1,000.00
  • MARCH, J. The Jolly Angler or the Water Side Companion.
    The Jolly Angler or the Water Side Companion
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    £200.00
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    £200.00
  • ELDER, Frank. The Book of the Hackle.
    The Book of the Hackle
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    £1,000.00
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    £1,000.00
  • DAY , Francis. British and Irish Salmonidae.
    British and Irish Salmonidae
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    £300.00
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    £300.00
  • CHAYTOR, A.H. Letters to a Salmon Fisher's Son.
    Letters to a Salmon Fisher's Son
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    £90.00
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    £90.00
  • BRIDGES, Antony. Modern Salmon Fishing.
    Modern Salmon Fishing
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    £30.00
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    £30.00
  • "EPHEMERA". [FITZGIBBON, Edward]. The Book of the Salmon: in two parts.
    The Book of the Salmon: in two parts
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    £600.00
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    £600.00
  • HEWITT, John. The Universal Pocket Companion: being a more useful, instructive, comprehensive, and complete BOOK, than of the like kind, ever yet published….
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    £100.00
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    £100.00
  • WHITE, Charles. An account of the regular gradation in man, and in different animals and vegetables; and from the former to the latter.
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    £1,200.00
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    £1,200.00
  • LISTER, Martin. Octo Exercitationes Medicinales….
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    £500.00
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    £500.00