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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  • BAINBRIDGE, B.G. The Fly Fisher's Guide to Aquatic Flies and Imitations.
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  • 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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  • BAKER, Henry Das zum Gebrauch leicht gemachte Microscopium.
    Das zum Gebrauch leicht gemachte Microscopium
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  • 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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  • BALDWIN, John R. (editor). Scandinavian Shetland. An Ongoing Tradition?
    Scandinavian Shetland. An Ongoing Tradition
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  • BALNEAVES, Elizabeth. The Windswept Isles. Shetland and its People.
    The Windswept Isles. Shetland and its People
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    £25.00
  • BANG, Jens. Bang & Olufsen. From Vision to Legend.
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    £120.00
  • BARCLAY, Robert S. The population of Orkney 1755-1961.
    The population of Orkney 1755-1961
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  • BARNARD, Frank. Picturesque Life in Shetland.
    Picturesque Life in Shetland
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  • BARRINGTON, C.B. Seventy Years' Fishing.
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  • BASHFORD, H.H. Fisherman's Progress.
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  • BATES, Joseph B. The Art of the Atlantic Salmon Fly.
    The Art of the Atlantic Salmon Fly
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    £100.00
  • BEALE, Lionel S. How To Work With The Microscope.
    How To Work With The Microscope
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    £300.00
  • BEAVAN, Arthur H. Fishes I Have Known.
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    £110.00
  • BECKFORD, Peter Thoughts upon hare & fox hunting in a series of letters to a friend.
    Thoughts upon hare & fox hunting in a series of letters to
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    £400.00
  • BEDDINGTON, Roy. To Be A Fisherman.
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    £45.00
  • BELL, Faith. Illuminated photo album of the English Lake District.
    Illuminated photo album of the English Lake District
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    £7,500.00
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    £7,500.00
  • BEWICK, Thomas. A Group of Partridge Feathers.
    A Group of Partridge Feathers
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    £7,995.00
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    £7,995.00
  • BICHARD, John D. & David McCLINTOCK. Wild Flowers of the Channel Islands.
    Wild Flowers of the Channel Islands
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    £15.00
  • BICKERDYKE, John. Angling for Pike: a Practical Work on fishing for roach, perch, barbel, chub, dace, carp, eels &c, &c..
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  • BICKERDYKE, John. Days of My Life.
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  • BINDMAN, David Blake as an artist
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  • BLAKE, John Frederick. Annals of British Geology, 1890 [ --1893].
    Annals of British Geology, 1890 [ --1893
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  • BLAKE, Mary. Teen-Time Cooking with Carnation Evaporated Milk.
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  • BLAKEY, Robert. Angling, How to Angle and Where to Go.
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  • BLOSSFELDT, Karl Wunder in der Natur.
    Wunder in der Natur
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  • BLUETT, Jeffrey. Sea Trout and the Occasional Salmon.
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  • BLUNDEN, Maria and Godfrey. Impressionists and Impressionism.
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  • BLUNT, Wilfrid. The Compleat Naturalist. A Life of Linnaeus.
    The Compleat Naturalist. A Life of Linnaeus
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  • BOLAN, Marc. The Warlock of Love.
    The Warlock of Love
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    £5,500.00
  • BOMPAS, George C. Life of Frank Buckland.
    Life of Frank Buckland
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    £60.00
  • BOOTH, Chris, Mildred CUTHBERT and Peter REYNOLDS. The Birds of Orkney.
    The Birds of Orkney
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    £40.00
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    £40.00