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.

302 items
  • WHITE, Gilbert. The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne. With Notes by Frank Buckland, a Chapter on Antiquities by Lord Selborne, and New Letters.
    The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne. With Notes by Frank …
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  • [CRICKET] CROMBIE, Charles. Rules of Golf ….
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  • HUTTON, J. Arthur. Rod Fishing for Salmon on the Wye.
    Rod Fishing for Salmon on the Wye
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  • CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri. Images à la Sauvette.
    Images à la Sauvette
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  • PRIOR, James. Memoir of the life and character of the Right Hon. Edmund Burke; with specimens of his poetry and letters, and an estimate of his genius and talents, ….
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  • PIPER, JOHN. Oxfordshire (not including the City of Oxford). A Shell Guide.
    Oxfordshire (not including the City of Oxford). A Shell Guide
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  • MULLARD, Jonathan. Gower.
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  • BIRCHAM, Peter. A History of Ornithology.
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  • YARRELL, William. A History of British Birds.
    A History of British Birds
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    £1,000.00
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    £1,000.00
  • MACGILLIVRAY, William. Descriptions of the rapacious birds of Great Britain.
    Descriptions of the rapacious birds of Great Britain
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  • KNIGHT, Capt. C.W.R. Aristocrats of the Air.
    Aristocrats of the Air
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  • CARTER & CO, James. Catalogues 1869.
    Catalogues 1869
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  • FLEETWOOD, William, Bishop of Ely. Chronicon Preciosum: or, an account of English gold and silver money; the price of corn and other commodities; and of stipends, salaries, wages, joint….
    Chronicon Preciosum: or, an account of English gold and silver money …
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  • LYNES, Barbara Buhler, Lesley POLLING-KEMPES and Frederick W. TURNER. Georgia O'Keeffe and New Mexico. A Sense of Place.
    Georgia O'Keeffe and New Mexico. A Sense of Place
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  • McCUE, Jim. Postings.
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  • THE BOOK COLLECTOR. Winter 2023.
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  • SWINGLEHURST, Henry. Silver Mines and Incidents of Travel. Letters and Notes on Sea and Land.
    Silver Mines and Incidents of Travel. Letters and Notes on Sea …
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  • MUYBRIDGE, Eadweard. The Human Figure In Motion. An Electro-Photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Muscular Actions.
    The Human Figure In Motion. An Electro-Photographic Investigation of Consecutive …
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  • KISSINGER, Henry. Years of Upheaval.
    Years of Upheaval
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  • GRIMBLE, Augustus. Leaves from a game book.
    Leaves from a game book
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  • BARRINGTON, C.B. Seventy Years' Fishing.
    Seventy Years' Fishing
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  • WILLEY, Basil. Darwin and Butler. Two Versions of Evolution.
    Darwin and Butler. Two Versions of Evolution
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  • PATTERSON, Lieut.-Col. J.H. The Man-Eaters of Tsavo; And Other East African Adventures. With a Foreword by Frederick Courtenay Selous.
    The Man-Eaters of Tsavo; And Other East African Adventures. With …
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  • DARWIN, Charles Robert. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.
    The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the …
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  • WANSTALL, P.J. (editor). Darwin Centenary. The report of the conference held by The Botanical Society of the British Isles in 1959 to mark the Centenary of the publication of ….
    Darwin Centenary. The report of the conference held by The Botanical …
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  • YARRELL, William. A History of British Fishes.
    A History of British Fishes
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    £2,200.00
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    £2,200.00
  • DURAZZI, Alberto. The Beatles, Teatro Adriano, Roma, 27th June 1965.
    The Beatles, Teatro Adriano, Roma, 27th June 1965
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  • PUCKETT, R. Campbell. Sciography; or, Radial Projection of Shadows.
    Sciography; or, Radial Projection of Shadows
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    £75.00
  • HALL, Sir A. Daniel and M.B. CRANE. The Apple.
    The Apple
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  • BEWICK, Thomas. A History of British Birds ... Vol. I. containing the History and Description of Land Birds. Newcastle: Printed by J. Blackwell and Co., for R.E. Bewi….
    A History of British Birds ... Vol. I. containing the History and …
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    £300.00
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  • SCOTT, Peter. Travel Diaries of a Naturalist.
    Travel Diaries of a Naturalist
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  • PAGET, J. Otho. Memories of the Shires.
    Memories of the Shires
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