Collection: Natural History & Science Books

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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    £300.00
  • "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 …
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    £275.00
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    £275.00
  • "PARDESI" Wet-Fly Fishing in Kashmir; a Book for the Novice.
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    £100.00
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    £100.00
  • "PARDESI" Wet-Fly Fishing in Kashmir; a Book for the Novice.
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    £100.00
  • ABHEDÂNANDA, Swâmi. How to be a Yogi.
    How to be a Yogi
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    £120.00
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    £120.00
  • AGASSIZ, Alexander Letters and Recollections of Alexander Agassiz.
    Letters and Recollections of Alexander Agassiz
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    £80.00
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    £80.00
  • AGASSIZ, Elizabeth Cary. Louis Agassiz His Life and Correspondence.
    Louis Agassiz His Life and Correspondence
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    £550.00
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    £550.00
  • ALDINGTON, Richard The Strange Life of Charles Waterton.
    The Strange Life of Charles Waterton
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    £40.00
  • ALLEN, Grant. Flashlights on Nature.
    Flashlights on Nature
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  • ANATOMICAL MODEL. Human torso.
    Human torso
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  • ANONYMOUS British Fish and Fisheries.
    British Fish and Fisheries
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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 Remarkable Delusions; or, illustrations of popular errors.
    Remarkable Delusions; or, illustrations of popular errors
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    £98.00
  • ANONYMOUS The Geography of Plants.
    The Geography of Plants
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    £98.00
  • ANONYMOUS. Money; its nature, history, uses and responsibilities.
    Money; its nature, history, uses and responsibilities
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  • ANONYMOUS. Original painting of 25 moths.
    Original painting of 25 moths
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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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    £300.00
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  • ARNOLD, H.H. and Ira C. BAKER. This Flying Game.
    This Flying Game
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    £60.00
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    £60.00
  • ASHLEY-COOPER, F.S. Cricket Highways and Byways.
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    £70.00
  • ASTON, Sir George. Letters to Young Flyfishers.
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    £110.00
  • 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.
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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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  • AUDUBON, John James. Writings and Drawings.
    Writings and Drawings
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  • BABBAGE, Charles Mr Babbage's Invention. Copies of the correspondence between the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury and the President and Council of the Ro…
    Mr Babbage's Invention. Copies of the correspondence between the Lords Commissioners
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    £3,500.00
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    £3,500.00
  • BABBAGE, Charles. Table of the logarithms of the natural numbers from 1 to 108000.
    Table of the logarithms of the natural numbers from 1 to
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    £400.00
  • BAILEY, Patrick. Orkney.
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  • BAILEY, William. The Angler's Instructor. A treatise on the best modes of angling in English rivers, lakes, and ponds and on the habits of fish.
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    £160.00
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    £160.00
  • BAKER, Henry Beytrage zu nüzlichem und vergnügendum Gebrauch under Verbesserung des Microscopii.
    Beytrage zu nüzlichem und vergnügendum Gebrauch under Verbesserung des Microscopii
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    £950.00
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  • BAKER, Henry Das zum Gebrauch leicht gemachte Microscopium.
    Das zum Gebrauch leicht gemachte Microscopium
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    £600.00
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    £600.00
  • BAKER, Henry Le Microscope a la Portée de Tout le Monde, ou description, calcul & explication de la nature de l'usage & de la force des meilleurs Microscopes…
    Le Microscope a la Portée de Tout le Monde, ou description
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    £950.00
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