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.

436 items
  • KRAPPE, Alexander Haggerty. The Science of Folk-Lore.
    The Science of Folk-Lore
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    £150.00
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    £150.00
  • [DARWIN, Charles Robert]. [Review of ] A Natural History of Mammalia… by G.R. Waterhouse, esq., of the British Museum.
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    £9,500.00
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    £9,500.00
  • KRAPPE, Alexander Haggerty. The Science of Folk-Lore.
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    £150.00
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    £150.00
  • SHARMAN, Helen and John K. GILBERT (editor). Juno Mission.
    Juno Mission
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    £6,950.00
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    £6,950.00
  • GOSSE, Philip Henry. Actinologia Britannica. A History of the British Sea-Anemones and Corals.
    Actinologia Britannica. A History of the British Sea-Anemones and Corals
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    £450.00
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    £450.00
  • BONNER, James. A New Plan for Speedily Increasing the Number of Bee-Hives in Scotland; and which May be Extended, with Equal Success, to England, Ireland, America, o….
    A New Plan for Speedily Increasing the Number of Bee-Hives …
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    £950.00
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    £950.00
  • ADAMS, H.G. Humming Birds described and illustrated.
    Humming Birds described and illustrated
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    £350.00
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    £350.00
  • STODDART, Thomas Tod. The Angler's Companion to the Rivers and Lochs of Scotland.
    The Angler's Companion to the Rivers and Lochs of Scotland
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    £100.00
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    £100.00
  • MORRIS, F.O. A History of British Birds.
    A History of British Birds
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    £1,200.00
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    £1,200.00
  • FALKUS, Hugh. The Sea Trout.
    The Sea Trout
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    £180.00
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    £180.00
  • CHAYTOR, A.H. Letters to a Salmon Fisher's Son.
    Letters to a Salmon Fisher's Son
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    £100.00
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    £100.00
  • SALTER, T.F. The Angler's Guide, being a complete practical treatise on angling: containing the whole art of trolling, bottom-fishing, fly-fishing, and trimmer-ang….
    The Angler's Guide, being a complete practical treatise on angling: containing …
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    £200.00
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    £200.00
  • BOWLKER, Charles. The Art of Angling.
    The Art of Angling
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    £400.00
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    £400.00
  • GREY, Edward (Viscount) and Eric Fitch DAGLISH (illustrator). Fly Fishing.
    Fly Fishing
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    £450.00
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    £450.00
  • CORBET, Philip S., Cynthia LONGFIELD & N.W. MOORE. Dragonflies.
    Dragonflies
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    £400.00
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    £400.00
  • BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE. Historical and Descriptive Catalogue of the Darwin Memorial at Down House, Downe, Kent.
    Historical and Descriptive Catalogue of the Darwin Memorial at Down House …
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    £60.00
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    £60.00
  • WHITEHEAD, Stanley B. The Book of House Plants.
    The Book of House Plants
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    £65.00
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    £65.00
  • WHITEHEAD, Stanley B. The Book of Flowering Trees & Shrubs.
    The Book of Flowering Trees & Shrubs
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    £65.00
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    £65.00
  • STEP, Edward. Wild Flowers of the Wayside and Woodland.
    Wild Flowers of the Wayside and Woodland
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    £70.00
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    £70.00
  • SOUTH, Richard. Butterflies and Moths of the Wayside and Woodland.
    Butterflies and Moths of the Wayside and Woodland
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    £70.00
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    £70.00
  • PHILLIPS, G.A.R. The Book of Garden Flowers.
    The Book of Garden Flowers
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    £60.00
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    £60.00
  • McMillan, Nora F. British Shells.
    British Shells
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    £60.00
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    £60.00
  • HOWARTH, T.G. South's British Butterflies.
    South's British Butterflies
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    £80.00
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    £80.00
  • HOWARTH, T.G. Colour Identification Guide to British Butterflies.
    Colour Identification Guide to British Butterflies
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    £60.00
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    £60.00
  • CLEGG, John. Freshwater Life.
    Freshwater Life
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    £60.00
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    £60.00
  • CLAYTON. Joan M. The Living Seashore.
    The Living Seashore
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    £100.00
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    £100.00
  • HULME, F. Edward. Familiar Wild Flowers. Figured and Described.
    Familiar Wild Flowers. Figured and Described
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    £500.00
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    £500.00
  • WORTHINGTON-STUART, Brian. Collecting & Breeding Butterflies & Moths.
    Collecting & Breeding Butterflies & Moths
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    £100.00
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    £100.00
  • STEP, Edward. Shell Life. An Introduction to the British Mollusca.
    Shell Life. An Introduction to the British Mollusca
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    £80.00
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    £80.00
  • STEP, Edward. Animal Life of the British Isles.
    Animal Life of the British Isles
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    £100.00
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    £100.00
  • SPEECHLY, William. A Treatise on the Culture of the Pineapple and the Management of the Hot-house. Together with a description of every species of insect that infest hot….
    A Treatise on the Culture of the Pineapple and the Management …
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    £600.00
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    £600.00
  • SOUTHWOOD, T.R.E. Life of the Wayside and Woodland.
    Life of the Wayside and Woodland
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    £80.00
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    £80.00