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.

467 items
  • STEP, Edward. Shell Life. An Introduction to the British Mollusca.
    Shell Life. An Introduction to the British Mollusca
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    £80.00
  • STEP, Edward. Animal Life of the British Isles.
    Animal Life of the British Isles
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  • SPEECHLY, William. A Treatise on the Culture of the Pineapple and the Management of the Hot-house. Together with a description of every species of insect that infest hot….
    A Treatise on the Culture of the Pineapple and the Management …
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  • SOUTHWOOD, T.R.E. Life of the Wayside and Woodland.
    Life of the Wayside and Woodland
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  • SOUTH, Richard. The Moths of the British Isles.
    The Moths of the British Isles
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  • JENKINS, J. Travis. Fishes of The British Isles, Both Fresh Water and Salt.
    Fishes of The British Isles, Both Fresh Water and Salt
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  • WEBSTER SMITH, B. The world in the past. What is was like & what it contained.
    The world in the past. What is was like & what it …
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  • RUSSELL, F.S. and C.M. YONGE. The Seas. Our knowledge of life in the sea and how it is gained.
    The Seas. Our knowledge of life in the sea and how …
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    £70.00
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  • STOKOE, W.J. and G.H.T. STOVIN. The Caterpillars of British Moths.
    The Caterpillars of British Moths
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    £120.00
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  • FORD, R.L.E. Practical Entomology. A guide to collecting butterflies, moths and other insects.
    Practical Entomology. A guide to collecting butterflies, moths and other insects
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  • COWARD, T.A. The Birds of the British Isles and Their Eggs.
    The Birds of the British Isles and Their Eggs
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  • BEIRNE, Bryan P. British Pyralid and Plume Moths.
    British Pyralid and Plume Moths
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    £150.00
  • STEP, Edward. Wayside and Woodland Trees.
    Wayside and Woodland Trees
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  • SOUTH, Richard. The Butterflies of the British Isles.
    The Butterflies of the British Isles
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  • MILES [Barry]. Pink Floyd.
    Pink Floyd
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  • LYALL, Sutherland. Rock Sets. The Astonishing Art of Rock Concert Design.
    Rock Sets. The Astonishing Art of Rock Concert Design
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  • WATSON, J.D. Genes, Girls and Gamow.
    Genes, Girls and Gamow
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  • COLLINS, Dr William J. Have You Been Vaccinated, and what protection is it against the small pox?.
    Have You Been Vaccinated, and what protection is it against the …
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  • MORLEY DAVIES, A. Evolution and its Modern Critics.
    Evolution and its Modern Critics
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  • LYELL, Charles. A Manual of Elementary Geology: or, the ancient changes of the Earth and its inhabitants as illustrated by geological monuments.
    A Manual of Elementary Geology: or, the ancient changes of the …
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    £1,550.00
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    £1,550.00
  • [CRICKET]. CROMBIE, Charles. Laws of Cricket ...
    Laws of Cricket …
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    £1,500.00
  • ATTENBOROUGH, David. Zoo Quest series.
    Zoo Quest series
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    £1,800.00
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    £1,800.00
  • BENN, Timothy. Flies of the Future. The Trout Fly Patterns of Dr J.C. Mottram.
    Flies of the Future. The Trout Fly Patterns of Dr J.C …
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  • WILLIAMSON, Captain T. The Complete Angler's Vade-Mecum; being a perfect code of instruction on the above pleasing science: wherein are detailed, a great variety of original….
    The Complete Angler's Vade-Mecum; being a perfect code of instruction …
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    £600.00
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  • WEST, Leonard. The Natural Trout Fly and its Imitation. Being an Angler's Record of Insects Seen at the Waterside and the Method of Tying the Flies.
    The Natural Trout Fly and its Imitation. Being an Angler's Record …
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    £150.00
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  • SKUES, G.E.M. The Way of a Trout with a Fly.
    The Way of a Trout with a Fly
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    £180.00
  • SKUES, G.E.M. Side-lines, side-lights & reflections. Fugitive papers of a chalk-stream angler.
    Side-lines, side-lights & reflections. Fugitive papers of a chalk-stream …
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  • SKUES, G.E.M. Nymph Fishing for Chalk Stream Trout.
    Nymph Fishing for Chalk Stream Trout
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    £150.00
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    £150.00
  • SKUES, G.E.M. Nymph Fishing for Chalk Stream Trout.
    Nymph Fishing for Chalk Stream Trout
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    £60.00
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    £60.00
  • SKUES, G.E.M. Minor Tactics of the Chalk Stream.
    Minor Tactics of the Chalk Stream
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  • HONEY DUN PRESS. SCOTCHER, George. The Fly Fisher's Legacy.
    The Fly Fisher's Legacy
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    £250.00
  • RIPPIER, Jo. Fine and Far Off.
    Fine and Far Off
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