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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  • LISTER, Martin. Octo Exercitationes Medicinales….
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  • LAENNEC, Renne. A Treatise on the diseases of the chest and on mediate auscultation.
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  • HOULLIER, Jacques. Omnia Opera Practica ….
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  • HEY, William. A Treatise on the puerperal Fever: illustrated by cases, which occurred in Leeds and its vicinity, in the years 1809…1812.
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  • HEURNIUS, Johannes. Ultraiectini Institutiones Medicinae.
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  • HEBERDEN, William. Commentaries on the history and cure of diseases.
    Commentaries on the history and cure of diseases
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  • FORDYCE, George. Elements of the Practice of Physic, in two parts. bound with DENMAN, Thomas. Essay on Puerperal Fever.
    Elements of the Practice of Physic, in two parts. bound with …
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  • CALMETTE, Francois de la. Riverius Reformatus, sive Praxis Medica….
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  • BROMFEILD, William. Chirurgical Observations and Cases.
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  • BOERHAAVE, Hermann. Tractatio Medico Practica de Lue Venerea. Continens huius affectionis historiam, originem, progressum, causeas, symptomata, & curationem.
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  • WINDSOR-RICHARDS, A. The Birds of the Lonely Lake.
    The Birds of the Lonely Lake
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  • WATTERS, John J. The Natural History of the Birds of Ireland, indigenous and migratory….
    The Natural History of the Birds of Ireland, indigenous and migratory
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  • USSHER, Richard J. and Robert WARREN. The Birds of Ireland.
    The Birds of Ireland
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  • PEARSON, Henry J. Three Summers among the Birds of Russian Lapland.
    Three Summers among the Birds of Russian Lapland
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  • PEARSON, Henry J. "Beyond Petsora Eastward"; Two Summer Voyages to Novaya Zemlya and the Islands of the Barents Sea; With Appendices on the Botany and Geology, by Colon….
    Beyond Petsora Eastward; Two Summer Voyages to Novaya Zemlya and the …
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  • BANNERMAN, David A. and W. Mary. Birds of Cyprus.
    Birds of Cyprus
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  • GOULD, John. A Monograph of the Ramphastidæ, or family of toucans.
    A Monograph of the Ramphastidæ, or family of toucans
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  • SOWERBY, George Brettingham. A Conchological Manual.
    A Conchological Manual
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  • HERSCHEL, John F.W. Popular Lectures on Scientific Subjects.
    Popular Lectures on Scientific Subjects
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  • [BARRY, Professor Alexander.]. Barry's Pain Relief. A Purely Vegetable Preparation.
    Barry's Pain Relief. A Purely Vegetable Preparation
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  • RUTHERFORD, Ernest, James CHADWICK & C.D. ELLIS. Radiations from Radioactive Substances.
    Radiations from Radioactive Substances
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  • BLACKIE, George S. Cretins and Cretinism. A Prize Thesis of the University of Edinburgh.
    Cretins and Cretinism. A Prize Thesis of the University of Edinburgh
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  • THORNTON, William Thomas. Over-Population and its remedy; or, an inquiry into the extent and causes of the distress prevailing among the labouring classes of the British Island….
    Over-Population and its remedy; or, an inquiry into the extent …
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  • DAVIS, Andrew Jackson. Supernatural Pamphlets.
    Supernatural Pamphlets
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  • SPRUCE, Richard. Alfred Russel WALLACE, ed. Notes of a Botanist on the Amazon and Andes being records of travel on the Amazon and its tributaries, the Trombetas, Rio Negro, Uaupés, Casiquiari, P….
    Notes of a Botanist on the Amazon and Andes being records …
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  • EMY, M. L'art de bien faire les glaces d'office; ou les vrais principes pour congeler tous les raffrichemens. La maniere de preparer toutes sortes de composit….
    L'art de bien faire les glaces d'office; ou les vrais principes …
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  • KIRBY, William Forsell. European Butterflies and Moths. Based upon Berge's "Schmetterlingsbuch".
    European Butterflies and Moths. Based upon Berge's Schmetterlingsbuch
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  • HUDSON, W.H. The Naturalist in La Plata.
    The Naturalist in La Plata
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  • ELLISON, Norman. Northwards with Nomad.
    Northwards with Nomad
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  • ELLISON, Norman. Adventuring with Nomad.
    Adventuring with Nomad
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  • CROOKALL, R. Coal Measure Plants.
    Coal Measure Plants
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  • WILLIAMS, Iolo A. Flowers of Marsh & Stream.
    Flowers of Marsh & Stream
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