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.

268 items
  • DAY , Francis. British and Irish Salmonidae.
    British and Irish Salmonidae
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    £350.00
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    £350.00
  • DOUGLAS, James. A Description of the Guernsey Lily.
    A Description of the Guernsey Lily
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    £200.00
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    £200.00
  • DUFF, Patrick. Sketch of the Geology of Moray.
    Sketch of the Geology of Moray
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    £175.00
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    £175.00
  • SCHARFF, R.F. European Animals: Their geological history and geographical distribution.
    European Animals: Their geological history and geographical distribution
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    £100.00
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    £100.00
  • BONNER, James. A New Plan for Speedily Increasing the Number of Bee-Hives in Scotland; and which May be Extended, with Equal Success, to England, Ireland, America, o….
    A New Plan for Speedily Increasing the Number of Bee-Hives …
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    £1,000.00
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    £1,000.00
  • BEVAN, Edward. The Honey Bee. Its Natural History, Physiology and Management.
    The Honey Bee. Its Natural History, Physiology and Management
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    £250.00
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    £250.00
  • WOLSELEY, Viscountess. Some Sussex Byways.
    Some Sussex Byways
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    £65.00
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    £65.00
  • BONE, Stephen. BOURNE, George. A Farmer's Life. With a Memoir of the Farmer's Sister.
    BONE, Stephen. BOURNE, George. A Farmer's Life. With a Memoir of the Farmer's Sister.
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    £120.00
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    £120.00
  • KINROSS, John (poems). Miriam MACGREGOR (wood engravings). Moonbeams.
    Moonbeams
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    £35.00
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    £35.00
  • JOHN MORRIS & SONS LTD. Motor Fire Engines and Escapes.
    Motor Fire Engines and Escapes
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    £950.00
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    £950.00
  • THE BOOK COLLECTOR. Summer 2023.
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    £15.00
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  • WALLACE, Alfred Russel. Darwinism, An Exposition of the Theory of Natural Selection with some of its applications.
    Darwinism, An Exposition of the Theory of Natural Selection with some …
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    £300.00
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    £300.00
  • SITWELL, Sacheverell, Handasyde BUCHANAN and James FISHER. Fine Bird Books.
    Fine Bird Books
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    £95.00
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    £95.00
  • POLLARD, Hugh B.C. & Phillis BARCLAY-SMITH. British and American Game-Birds. With a Chapter on Shooting in America by Eugene V. Connett.
    British and American Game-Birds. With a Chapter on Shooting in …
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    £150.00
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    £150.00
  • DEUTSCHES GESUNDSHEITS MUSEUM. Blutkreislauf.
    Blutkreislauf
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    £700.00
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    £700.00
  • MAXWELL, Sir Herbert (editor). Fishing at Home & Abroad.
    Fishing at Home & Abroad
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    £350.00
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    £350.00
  • MEINERTZHAGEN, Dan and R.P. Hornby. Bird Life in an Arctic Spring.
    Bird Life in an Arctic Spring
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    £200.00
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    £200.00
  • GIBBINGS, Robert. GREY, Edward (Viscount). The Charm of Birds.
    The Charm of Birds
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    £500.00
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    £500.00
  • DOUGLAS, Kirk. Dance with the Devil.
    Dance with the Devil
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    £100.00
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    £100.00
  • REID, John. The Gard'ner's Kalendar.
    The Gard'ner's Kalendar
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    £35.00
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    £35.00
  • SCHRIFTGIESSER, Karl. Oscar of the Waldorf.
    Oscar of the Waldorf
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    £150.00
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    £150.00
  • GREENE, Graham. The End of the Affair.
    The End of the Affair
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    £550.00
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    £550.00
  • DOUGLAS, Kirk. Last Tango in Brooklyn.
    Last Tango in Brooklyn
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    £100.00
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    £100.00
  • BAZIN, Gilles Augustin. The Natural History of Bees; Containing An Account of Their Production, Oeconomy, The Manner of Their Making Wax and Honey, and The Best Methods for T….
    The Natural History of Bees; Contatnccount of Their Production, Oeconomy, The …
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    £750.00
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    £750.00
  • THE BOOK COLLECTOR. Spring 2023.
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    £15.00
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    £15.00
  • MAETERLINCK, Maurice. The Life of the White Ant.
    The Life of the White Ant
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    £300.00
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    £300.00
  • CHALMERS, Patrick R. Deerstalking.
    Deerstalking
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    £80.00
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    £80.00
  • ROSS, Alan. Australia 63.
    Australia 63
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    £100.00
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    £100.00
  • LOCKLEY, R.M. Man Against Nature.
    Man Against Nature
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    £65.00
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    £65.00
  • NONESUCH PRESS. HARVEY, William. The Anatomical Exercises of Dr. William Harvey. De Motu Cordis 1628: De Circulatione Sanguinis 1649: The first English text of 1653 now newly edited b….
    The Anatomical Exercises of Dr. William Harvey. De Motu Cordis 1628 …
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    £300.00
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    £300.00
  • GORDON, Seton. Islands of the West.
    Islands of the West
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    £125.00
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    £125.00
  • GORDON, Seton. In search of northern birds.
    In search of northern birds
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    £65.00
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    £65.00