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.

389 items
  • 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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  • DARWIN, Charles Robert. The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex ... Second Edition, Revised and Augmented.
    The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex ... Second …
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    £450.00
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    £450.00
  • JOHNSON, Alison. Islands in the Sound. Wildlife in the Hebrides.
    Islands in the Sound. Wildlife in the Hebrides
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  • WILLIAMSON, Henry. Salar the Salmon.
    Salar the Salmon
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  • COCKRAM, Mark. If I Ruled The Word LONG LIVE THE BOOK.
    If I Ruled The Word LONG LIVE THE BOOK
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  • DAWKINS, Richard. The Blind Watchmaker.
    The Blind Watchmaker
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  • WILKINSON, Edward Sheldon. Shanghai Birds. A Study of Bird Life in Shanghai and the Surrounding Districts.
    Shanghai Birds. A Study of Bird Life in Shanghai and the …
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  • SURTEES, R.S. "Ask Mamma".
    Ask Mamma
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  • HALL, Sir James. On the Revolutions of the Earth's Surface.
    On the Revolutions of the Earth's Surface
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  • COLLINGWOOD, W.G. The Lake Counties. With special articles on birds, butterflies and moths, flora, geology, fox-hunting, mountaineering, yachting, motor-boating, fishin….
    The Lake Counties. With special articles on birds, butterflies and moths …
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  • SURTEES, R.S. Romford's Hounds.
    Romford's Hounds
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  • SURTEES, R.S. Plain or Ringlets.
    Plain or Ringlets
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  • SURTEES, R.S. Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour.
    Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour
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  • SURTEES, R.S. Handley Cross.
    Handley Cross
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  • GOMBRICH, E. H.; E. KRIS. Caricature.
    Caricature
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  • BARCLAY-SMITH, Phyllis. Woodland Birds.
    Woodland Birds
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  • WIGLESWORTH, J. St. Kilda and Its Birds.
    St. Kilda and Its Birds
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  • BUCHANAN, Rev. John Lane. Travels in the Western Hebrides from 1782 to 1790.
    Travels in the Western Hebrides from 1782 to 1790
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  • BUCHAN, Alexander. A Description of St Kilda; giving an account of its situation, extent, soil, product, bays, rocks, adjacent islands, ancient laws and government, reli….
    A Description of St Kilda; giving an account of its situation …
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  • PARKER, Eric (editor). The Lonsdale Anthology of Sporting Prose and Verse.
    The Lonsdale Anthology of Sporting Prose and Verse
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  • MEERUT TENT CLUB. The Meerut Tent Club Log. A reprint of the records of the Meerut Tent Club from its formation to the present time.
    The Meerut Tent Club Log. A reprint of the records of …
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  • MEERUT TENT CLUB. The Log of the Meerut Tent Club. Vol II. A reprint of the records from 1899 to 1905.
    The Log of the Meerut Tent Club. Vol II. A reprint …
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  • HUMPHREYS, Dr [Thomas Darwin]. Practical Trouser Cutting. An Elucidation of the Complex yet Interesting Subject of Trouser Cutting.
    Practical Trouser Cutting. An Elucidation of the Complex yet Interesting Subject …
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  • SHOR, Russell. The New Moghuls. The remarkable Story of India's Diamond People.
    The New Moghuls. The remarkable Story of India's Diamond People
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  • WEST, Charles. How to Nurse Sick Children; intended especially as a help to the nurses at the Hospital for Sick Children….
    How to Nurse Sick Children; intended especially as a help to …
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  • HARE, Samuel. Facts and Observations on the Physical Education of Children, especially as regards the prevention of spinal and other deformities.
    Facts and Observations on the Physical Education of Children, especially as …
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  • THEROUX, PAUL. Sailing Through China.
    Sailing Through China
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  • OBSERVER'S BOOKS. Australian series.
    Australian series
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    £400.00
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    £400.00
  • THE MOTOR. Prices of 1939 Cars.
    Prices of 1939 Cars
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  • THE MOTOR. Buyers' Guide of 1938 Cars.
    Buyers' Guide of 1938 Cars
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    £60.00
  • CASTRES, Elizabeth de. The Observer's Book of Silver.
    The Observer's Book of Silver
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  • AUSTIN MOTOR COMPANY LIMITED. Austin A40 Models. Series GS4 GD3 GD5 GV4 GP4 GQU4. Service Manual.
    Austin A40 Models. Series GS4 GD3 GD5 GV4 GP4 GQU4. Service …
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