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.

439 items
  • SLADEN, F.W.L. The Humble-Bee. Its life-history and how to domesticate it.
    The Humble-Bee. Its life-history and how to domesticate it
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    £150.00
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    £150.00
  • MORSE, Roger and Ted HOOPER. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Beekeeping.
    The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Beekeeping
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    £170.00
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    £170.00
  • ISAAC, Jacob. The General Apiarian, wherein a simple, humane and advantageous method of obtaining the produce of bees without destroying them is pointed out in a se….
    The General Apiarian, wherein a simple, humane and advantageous method of …
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    £90.00
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    £90.00
  • HODGES, Dorothy. The Pollen Loads of the Honey Bee.
    The Pollen Loads of the Honey Bee
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    £200.00
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  • CRANE, Eva. Honey. A Comprehensive Survey.
    Honey. A Comprehensive Survey
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    £240.00
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    £240.00
  • WASSON, Valentina Pavlovna and R. Gordon WASSON. Mushrooms, Russia and History.
    Mushrooms, Russia and History
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    £6,000.00
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    £6,000.00
  • WALCOTT, John. Descriptions and Figures of Petrifactions, found in the Quarries, Gavel-Pits, &c, near Bath.
    Descriptions and Figures of Petrifactions, found in the Quarries, Gavel-Pits …
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  • POLLARD, Eliza F. Florence Nightingale. The Wounded Soldier's Friend.
    Florence Nightingale. The Wounded Soldier's Friend
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    £48.00
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    £48.00
  • DURRELL, Gerald (author). How To Shoot an Amateur Naturalist.
    How To Shoot an Amateur Naturalist
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  • JEKYLL, Gertrude. Old English Household Life.
    Old English Household Life
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  • JEKYLL, Gertrude. Children and Gardens.
    Children and Gardens
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    £80.00
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    £80.00
  • DAWKINS, Richard. Unweaving the Rainbow.
    Unweaving the Rainbow
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    £80.00
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    £80.00
  • DAWKINS, Richard. An Appetite for Wonder.
    An Appetite for Wonder
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    £100.00
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    £100.00
  • [LUTYENS]. BUTLER, A.S.G. The Lutyens Memorial. The Architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens.
    The Lutyens Memorial. The Architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens
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    £1,650.00
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    £1,650.00
  • PORTER, Mary Winearls. What Rome Was Built With. A description of the stones employed in ancient times for its building and decoration.
    What Rome Was Built With. A description of the stones employed …
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    £400.00
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  • PENGUIN BOOKS. The Last Whole Earth Catalog.
    The Last Whole Earth Catalog
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    £200.00
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  • HIME, Maurice C. On the Superiority, as Moral and Spiritual Beings, of Women to Men….
    On the Superiority, as Moral and Spiritual Beings, of Women to …
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  • DOUGLAS, Norman. Birds and Beasts of the Greek Anthology.
    Birds and Beasts of the Greek Anthology
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    £125.00
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    £125.00
  • HARTING, James Edmund. Essays on Sport and Natural History.
    Essays on Sport and Natural History
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    £250.00
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  • FREE, John B. & Colin G. BUTLER. Bumblebees.
    Bumblebees
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    £300.00
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    £300.00
  • EINSTEIN, Albert. Relativity. The Special and the General Theory: A Popular Exposition.
    EINSTEIN, Albert. Relativity. The Special and the General Theory: A Popular Exposition.
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    £25,000.00
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    £25,000.00
  • CLIFFORD, Derek. A History of Garden Design.
    A History of Garden Design
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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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    £400.00
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    £400.00
  • SIREN, Osvald. China and Gardens of Europe of the Eighteenth Century.
    China and Gardens of Europe of the Eighteenth Century
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    £250.00
  • HANCOCK, James and Hugh ELLIOTT. The Herons of the World.
    The Herons of the World
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    £250.00
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    £250.00
  • MUDIE, Robert. The Feathered Tribes of the British Islands.
    The Feathered Tribes of the British Islands
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    £600.00
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    £600.00
  • HUGO, Thomas. The Bewick Collector.
    The Bewick Collector
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    £300.00
  • FOOTBALL -. Gareth Southgate signed photograph.
    Gareth Southgate signed photograph
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  • BANNERMAN, David A. and W. Mary BANNERMAN. Birds of the Atlantic Islands [The Canaries, Madeira, The Azores, The Salvages, The Desertas, The Porto Santo Islands, and The Cape Verde Islands].
    Birds of the Atlantic Islands [The Canaries, Madeira, The Azores, The …
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    £600.00
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    £600.00
  • [DARWIN, Charles Robert]. [Review of ] A Natural History of Mammalia… by G.R. Waterhouse, esq., of the British Museum.
    Review of ] A Natural History of Mammalia… by G.R. Waterhouse, esq …
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    £9,500.00
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    £9,500.00
  • SHARMAN, Helen and John K. GILBERT (editor). Juno Mission.
    Juno Mission
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    £6,950.00
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    £6,950.00
  • GOSSE, Philip Henry. Actinologia Britannica. A History of the British Sea-Anemones and Corals.
    Actinologia Britannica. A History of the British Sea-Anemones and Corals
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    £450.00
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    £450.00