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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  • AUDUBON, John James. Writings and Drawings.
    Writings and Drawings
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    £70.00
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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
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  • BAIN, Iain. The Watercolours and Drawings of Thomas Bewick.
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    £80.00
  • 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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  • 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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    £30.00
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  • BALDWIN, Nick. The Observer's Book of Commercial Vehicles.
    The Observer's Book of Commercial Vehicles
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    £50.00
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  • BALNEAVES, Elizabeth. The Windswept Isles. Shetland and its People.
    The Windswept Isles. Shetland and its People
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  • BANG, Jens. Bang & Olufsen. From Vision to Legend.
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    £120.00
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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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  • 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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    £40.00
  • 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 Tourist Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland.
    The Observer's Tourist Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland
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    £50.00
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    £50.00
  • 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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  • 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
  • BENSON, S. Vere. The Observer's Book of British Birds.
    The Observer's Book of British Birds
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    £70.00
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    £70.00
  • 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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    £700.00
  • 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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    £700.00
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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. A Supplement to the History of British Birds.
    A Supplement to the History of British Birds
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    £300.00
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    £300.00
  • 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
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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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    £200.00