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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  • "BLACK PALMER" Scotch Loch-Fishing.
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  • "CECIL" [TONGUE, Cornelius]. Hunting Tours: descriptive of various fashionable countries and establishments, with anecdotes of Masters of Hounds and others connected with foxhunti…
    Hunting Tours: descriptive of various fashionable countries and establishments, with anecdotes
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    £300.00
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  • "EPHEMERA". [FITZGIBBON, Edward]. A Handbook of Angling: teaching fly-fishing, trolling, bottom-fishing, and salmon fishing; with the natural history of river fish, and the best modes …
    A Handbook of Angling: teaching fly-fishing, trolling, bottom-fishing, and
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  • "PARDESI" Wet-Fly Fishing in Kashmir; a Book for the Novice.
    Wet-Fly Fishing in Kashmir; a Book for the Novice
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  • ABHEDÂNANDA, Swâmi. How to be a Yogi.
    How to be a Yogi
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  • ADAMS, Thomas. The Poetical Works of Thomas Adams, Warkworth: Consisting of the Battle of Trafalgar, and Some Miscellaneous Pieces.
    The Poetical Works of Thomas Adams, Warkworth: Consisting of the Battle
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  • AFLALO, F.G. British Salt Water Fish.
    British Salt Water Fish
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  • AGASSIZ, Alexander. Letters and Recollections of Alexander Agassiz.
    Letters and Recollections of Alexander Agassiz
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  • AGASSIZ, Elizabeth Cary. Louis Agassiz His Life and Correspondence.
    Louis Agassiz His Life and Correspondence
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  • ALDINGTON, Richard. The Strange Life of Charles Waterton.
    The Strange Life of Charles Waterton
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  • ALFRED, H.J. ("Otter"). A Complete Guide to Spinning and Trolling, showing how and where to take pike and jack, with instructions in the art of spinning for trout and perch.
    A Complete Guide to Spinning and Trolling, showing how and where
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    £425.00
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    £425.00
  • ALFRED, H.J. ("Otter"). The Modern Angler.
    The Modern Angler
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  • Allan, P.B.M. Trout Heresy.
    Trout Heresy
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  • AMPHLETT, F.H. Everybody's Book on Angling.
    Everybody's Book on Angling
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    £90.00
  • AMUCHASTEGUI, Axel. Some Birds and Mammals of Africa. With a descriptive text by Hilary Hook.
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  • AMUCHASTEGUI, Axel. Some Birds and Mammals of Africa. With a descriptive text by Hilary Hook.
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  • ANATOMICAL MODEL. Human torso.
    Human torso
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  • ANONYMOUS Comparisons of structure in animals. The hand and the arm.
    Comparisons of structure in animals. The hand and the arm
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  • Anonymous. Ancient Historic Ballads.
    Ancient Historic Ballads
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  • ANONYMOUS. British Fish and Fisheries.
    British Fish and Fisheries
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  • ANONYMOUS. Money; its nature, history, uses and responsibilities.
    Money; its nature, history, uses and responsibilities
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  • ANONYMOUS. Remarkable Delusions; or, illustrations of popular errors.
    Remarkable Delusions; or, illustrations of popular errors
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  • ANONYMOUS. Splinters, Historical, Sacred and Profane.
    Splinters, Historical, Sacred and Profane
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  • ANONYMOUS. The Angler's Pocket-Book; or, Compleat English Angler: containing all this is necessary in that Art. Also, Nobbs's Celebrated Treatise on The Art of T…
    The Angler's Pocket-Book; or, Compleat English Angler: containing all this
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    £375.00
  • ANONYMOUS. The Geography of Plants.
    The Geography of Plants
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  • ARMSTRONG, John. Practical Illustrations of the Scarlet Fever, Measles, and Pulmonary Consumption; with Observations on the Efficacy of Sulphureous Waters in Chronic C…
    Practical Illustrations of the Scarlet Fever, Measles, and Pulmonary Consumption; with
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  • ASHLEY-COOPER, F.S. Cricket Highways and Byways.
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  • ASTON, Sir George. Letters to Young Flyfishers.
    Letters to Young Flyfishers
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    £110.00
  • ATKINSON; Richard & Frances. The Observer's Book of Rocks and Minerals.
    The Observer's Book of Rocks and Minerals
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  • ATLANTIC REFINING COMPANY. Defensive Driving Practices and the Operator's Responsibility.
    Defensive Driving Practices and the Operator's Responsibility
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  • ATTENBOROUGH, David. Zoo Quest To Madagascar.
    Zoo Quest To Madagascar
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  • ATTWOOD, William The Man Who Could Grow Hair, or Inside Andorra.
    The Man Who Could Grow Hair, or Inside Andorra
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