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.

482 items
  • BARLOW, Nora. Darwin and Henslow. The growth of an idea. Letters 1831-1860.
    Darwin and Henslow. The growth of an idea. Letters 1831-1860
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  • BARNARD, Frank. Picturesque Life in Shetland.
    Picturesque Life in Shetland
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    £50.00
  • BARTHOLOMEW, John. The Observer's World Atlas.
    The Observer's World Atlas
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    £250.00
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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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  • BEALE, Lionel S. How To Work With The Microscope.
    How To Work With The Microscope
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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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  • BELL, Faith. Illuminated photo album of the English Lake District.
    Illuminated photo album of the English Lake District
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    £7,000.00
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    £7,000.00
  • BEWICK, Thomas. A History of British Birds ... Vol. I. containing the History and Description of Land Birds. Newcastle ... 1805. [WITH] A History of British Birds ...…
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    £700.00
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  • BEWICK, Thomas. A History of British Birds. Vol. I. containing the History and Description of Land Birds [with] Vol. II. containing the History and Description of Wat…
    A History of British Birds. Vol. I. containing the History and
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  • BEWICK, Thomas. A Memoir of Thomas Bewick, Written by Himself. Embellished by Numerous Wood Engravings, Designed and Engraved by the Author for a Work on British Fish…
    A Memoir of Thomas Bewick, Written by Himself. Embellished by Numerous
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  • BEWICK, Thomas. History of British Birds.
    History of British Birds
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    £1,200.00
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  • BEWICK, Thomas. Memorial Edition of the Works, 5 vols.
    Memorial Edition of the Works, 5 vols
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    £1,200.00
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    £1,200.00
  • BEWICK,Thomas. A Portfolio of Thomas Bewick Wood Engravings.
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  • BICHARD, John D. & David McCLINTOCK. Wild Flowers of the Channel Islands.
    Wild Flowers of the Channel Islands
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  • BICKERDYKE, John. Angling for Game Fish.
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  • BICKERDYKE, John. Angling for Pike: a Practical and Comprehensive Work on the Most Approved Methods of Fishing for Pike or Jack ...
    Angling for Pike: a Practical and Comprehensive Work on the Most
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  • BLAKEY, Robert. Angling, How to Angle and Where to Go.
    Angling, How to Angle and Where to Go
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  • BLUNDEN, Maria and Godfrey. Impressionists and Impressionism.
    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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  • BOMPAS, George C. Life of Frank Buckland.
    Life of Frank Buckland
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  • BOTANICAL ALBUM. Botanical Album with Original Illustrations of Flowers
    Botanical Album with Original Illustrations of Flowers
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    £6,000.00
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    £6,000.00
  • BOULTON, Rudyerd. Traveling with the birds. A book on bird migration.
    Traveling with the birds. A book on bird migration
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    £125.00
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    £125.00
  • BRIDGES, Antony. Modern Salmon Fishing.
    Modern Salmon Fishing
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  • BRIGHAM, William T. The Volcanoes of Kilauea and Mauna Loa: their variously recorded history to the present time.
    The Volcanoes of Kilauea and Mauna Loa: their variously recorded history
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  • BROOKE, Major General Geoffrey. The Major Goes Fishing.
    The Major Goes Fishing
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    £30.00
  • BUCHANAN, Joni. The Lewis Land Struggle. Na Gaisgich.
    The Lewis Land Struggle. Na Gaisgich
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  • BUCKLAND, Frank T. Log-Book of a Fisherman and Zoologist.
    Log-Book of a Fisherman and Zoologist
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    £60.00
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  • BUCKLAND, William, Roderick Impey MURCHISON at al. Transactions of the Geological Society of London, Second Series, Volume II, Part 3.
    Transactions of the Geological Society of London, Second Series, Volume II
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    £400.00
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    £400.00
  • BURNS, Robert. Poetical Works of Robert Burns.
    Poetical Works of Robert Burns
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    £400.00
  • BURRARD, Major Gerald. The Modern Shotgun.
    The Modern Shotgun
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  • CARMICHAEL, Alasdair. Kintyre.
    Kintyre
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