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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  • DOUGLAS, Kirk. The Ragman's Son - An Autobiography.
    The Ragman's Son - An Autobiography
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  • DOUGLAS, Kirk. Last Tango in Brooklyn.
    Last Tango in Brooklyn
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  • 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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  • THE BOOK COLLECTOR. Spring 2023.
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  • MAETERLINCK, Maurice. The Life of the White Ant.
    The Life of the White Ant
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  • CHALMERS, Patrick R. Deerstalking.
    Deerstalking
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  • ROSS, Alan. Australia 63.
    Australia 63
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  • LOCKLEY, R.M. Man Against Nature.
    Man Against Nature
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  • 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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  • DARWIN, Charles Robert. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals.
    The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals ... Edited by …
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  • GORDON, Seton. Islands of the West.
    Islands of the West
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  • GORDON, Seton. In search of northern birds.
    In search of northern birds
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  • GORDON, Seton. Afoot in the Hebrides.
    Afoot in the Hebrides
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  • CHAPMAN, Abel. The Borders and Beyond. Arctic … Cheviot … Tropic.
    The Borders and Beyond. Arctic … Cheviot … Tropic
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  • GORDON, Seton. The Charm of the Hills.
    The Charm of the Hills
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  • HOWARD, H. Eliot. An Introduction to the Study of Bird Behaviour.
    An Introduction to the Study of Bird Behaviour
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  • GORDON, Seton. Wanderings of a naturalist.
    Wanderings of a naturalist
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  • LOWE, E.J. A Natural History of British Grasses.
    A Natural History of British Grasses
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  • BONNER FEAST, F. Chess Cameos. A treatise on the two-move problem.
    Chess Cameos. A treatise on the two-move problem
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    £98.00
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  • LINDQUIST, Willis. Haji of the Elephants.
    Haji of the Elephants
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  • [DARWIN, Charles Robert]. CHAPMAN, Roger G. and Cleveland T. DUVAL (editors). Charles Darwin 1809-1882 A Centennial Commemorative.
    Charles Darwin 1809-1882 A Centennial Commemorative
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  • BENN, Timothy. Flies of the Future. The Trout Fly Patterns of Dr J.C. Mottram.
    BENN, Timothy. Flies of the Future. The Trout Fly Patterns of Dr J.C. Mottram.
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  • PARROT, Dr. Friedrich. Journey to Ararat.
    Journey to Ararat
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  • DARWIN, Charles Robert. The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication.
    The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication
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  • DARWIN, Charles Robert. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants.
    The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants
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  • DARWIN, Charles Robert. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals ... Edited by Francis Darwin.
    The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals ... Edited by …
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  • MATHER, Victoria & MACARTNEY-SNAPE, Sue. The Mid-Life Crisis.
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  • TATE, Peter. A Century of Bird Books.
    A Century of Bird Books
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  • ATKINSON-WILLES, G.L. (editor). Wildfowl in Great Britain.
    Wildfowl in Great Britain
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  • HEISERMAN, David L. Build Your Own Working Robot.
    Build Your Own Working Robot
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  • JOHNSON, Lyndon Baines. The Vantage Point. Perspectives of the Presidency 1963-1969.
    The Vantage Point. Perspectives of the Presidency 1963-1969
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  • WOODWARD, Horace B. (editor). Memorials of John Gunn… being some account of the Cromer forest bed and its fossil mammalia….
    Memorials of John Gunn… being some account of the Cromer forest …
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