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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  • DAVIS, Andrew Jackson. Supernatural Pamphlets.
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  • [NEALE, John Mason}. The Unseen World. Communications with it, real or Imaginary. Including Apparitions, warnings, haunted places, prophecies, aerial visions, etc.
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  • RUTHERFORD, Ernest, James CHADWICK & C.D. ELLIS. Radiations from Radioactive Substances.
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  • DARWIN, Charles Robert. The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex ... Second Edition, Revised and Augmented.
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  • STEP, Edward. Wayside and Woodland Trees.
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  • DARWIN, Charles Robert. The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex ... Second Edition, Revised and Augmented.
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  • CARPENTER, Alfred and David W. BARKER. Nature Notes for Ocean Voyagers. Being personal observations upon life in "the Vasty Deep", and fishes, birds, and beasts seen from a ship's desk; wit….
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  • DARWIN, Charles Robert. A Naturalist's Voyage. Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited during the Voyage of H.M.S. 'Beagle' round ….
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  • SPRUCE, Richard. Alfred Russel WALLACE, ed. Notes of a Botanist on the Amazon and Andes being records of travel on the Amazon and its tributaries, the Trombetas, Rio Negro, Uaupés, Casiquiari, P….
    Notes of a Botanist on the Amazon and Andes being records …
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  • JEKYLL, Gertrude. Home and Garden. Notes and Thoughts, Practical And Critical Of A Worker In Both.
    Home and Garden. Notes and Thoughts, Practical And Critical Of A …
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  • HUXLEY, Thomas Henry. Diary of the Voyage of H.M.S. Rattlesnake.
    Diary of the Voyage of H.M.S. Rattlesnake
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  • EMY, M. L'art de bien faire les glaces d'office; ou les vrais principes pour congeler tous les raffrichemens. La maniere de preparer toutes sortes de composit….
    L'art de bien faire les glaces d'office; ou les vrais principes …
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  • MEINERTZHAGEN, Col. Richard. Nicoll's Birds of Egypt.
    Nicoll's Birds of Egypt
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  • NIGHTINGALE, Florence. Notes on Nursing. What It Is, And What It Is Not.
    Notes on Nursing. What It Is, And What It Is Not
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  • KIRBY, William Forsell. European Butterflies and Moths. Based upon Berge's "Schmetterlingsbuch".
    European Butterflies and Moths. Based upon Berge's Schmetterlingsbuch
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  • HUDSON, W.H. The Naturalist in La Plata.
    The Naturalist in La Plata
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  • ELLISON, Norman. Northwards with Nomad.
    Northwards with Nomad
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  • ELLISON, Norman. Adventuring with Nomad.
    Adventuring with Nomad
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  • CROOKALL, R. Coal Measure Plants.
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  • WILLIAMS, Iolo A. Flowers of Marsh & Stream.
    Flowers of Marsh & Stream
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  • MARSTON, Edward. On a Sunshine Holyday.
    On a Sunshine Holyday
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  • [SCIENCE.] THE ROYAL INSTITUTION. Library of Science (being the Friday Evening Discourses in Physical Sciences held at the Royal Institution: 1851-1939). Physical Sciences. Edited by S….
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  • HAYES, Alice M. The Horsewoman. A practical guide to side-saddle riding and hunting.
    The Horsewoman. A practical guide to side-saddle riding and hunting
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  • BEALE, Lionel S. How To Work With The Microscope. A Course of Lectures on Microscopical Manipulation, and the Practical Application of the Microscope to Different Bran….
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  • MEE, Margaret Ursula. Flowers of the Brazilian Forests Collected and Painted by Margaret Mee Foreword on the Brazilian Forests by Roberto Burle Marx with a Preface by Sir G….
    Flowers of the Brazilian Forests Collected and Painted by Margaret Mee
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  • HEWSON, Thomas. Observations on the History and Treatment of the Ophthalmia accompanying the secondary forms of Lues Venerea.
    Observations on the History and Treatment of the Ophthalmia accompanying the
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  • MARREN, Peter. The New Naturalists.
    The New Naturalists
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  • WARRING, Charles B. Genesis I and Modern Science.
    Genesis I and Modern Science
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  • WILSON, Victor T. Free-Hand Lettering. Being a treatise on plain lettering from the practical standpoint for use in engineering schools and colleges.
    Free-Hand Lettering. Being a treatise on plain lettering from the
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  • SAUNIER, Jean and Gaspard de. La Parfaite Connoissance des Chevaux, leur anatomie, leurs bonnes & mauvaises qualitez, leurs maladies & les remedes qui y conviennent.
    La Parfaite Connoissance des Chevaux, leur anatomie, leurs bonnes & mauvaises qualitez
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  • MATHER, Victoria & MACARTNEY-SNAPE, Sue. The Mid-Life Crisis.
    The Mid-Life Crisis
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  • PETERSON, Roger Tory (introduction) and Ramsay DERRY. The Art of Robert Bateman.
    The Art of Robert Bateman
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