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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  • BAIN, Iain. The Watercolours and Drawings of Thomas Bewick.
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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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  • BALDWIN, Nick. The Observer's Book of Commercial Vehicles.
    The Observer's Book of Commercial Vehicles
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  • BALL, John. Notes of a Naturalist in South America.
    Notes of a Naturalist in South America
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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
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    £25.00
  • BANG, Jens. Bang & Olufsen. From Vision to Legend.
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  • BARCLAY, Robert S. The population of Orkney 1755-1961.
    The population of Orkney 1755-1961
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  • BARDEEN, J. and W.H. BRATTAIN. The Transistor, A Semi-conductor Triode.
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  • 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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  • BARRINGTON, C.B. Seventy Years' Fishing.
    Seventy Years' Fishing
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  • BARTHOLOMEW, John. The Observer's World Atlas.
    The Observer's World Atlas
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    £250.00
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  • BATCHELOR, Vivien. The Observer's Book of Show Jumping and Eventing.
    The Observer's Book of Show Jumping and Eventing
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    £50.00
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    £50.00
  • BATES, Joseph B. The Art of the Atlantic Salmon Fly.
    The Art of the Atlantic Salmon Fly
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    £100.00
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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
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    £300.00
  • 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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    £350.00
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    £350.00
  • BEWICK, Thomas. History of British Birds.
    History of British Birds
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    £1,200.00
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    £1,200.00
  • 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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    £800.00
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    £800.00
  • BEWICK. The Wild Bull of Chillingham.
    The Wild Bull of Chillingham
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    £2,000.00
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    £2,000.00
  • 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 Game Fish.
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    £80.00
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    £80.00
  • 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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    £200.00
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  • BLAKE, John Frederick. Annals of British Geology, 1890 [ --1893].
    Annals of British Geology, 1890 [ --1893
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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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