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.

632 items
  • BOLAN, Marc. The Warlock of Love.
    The Warlock of Love
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    £5,500.00
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    £5,500.00
  • BOMPAS, George C. Life of Frank Buckland.
    Life of Frank Buckland
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    £60.00
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    £60.00
  • BOTANICAL ALBUM. Botanical Album with Original Illustrations of Flowers
    Botanical Album with Original Illustrations of Flowers
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    £6,000.00
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    £6,000.00
  • BOULTON, Rudyerd. Traveling with the birds. A book on bird migration.
    Traveling with the birds. A book on bird migration
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    £125.00
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    £125.00
  • BOYLE, Frederick . The Woodlands Orchids described and illustrated with stories of orchid-collecting.
    The Woodlands Orchids described and illustrated with stories of orchid-collecting
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    £225.00
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    £225.00
  • BRIDGES, Antony. Modern Salmon Fishing.
    Modern Salmon Fishing
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    £35.00
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    £35.00
  • BRIDGETT, R.C. Loch-Fishing in theory and practice.
    Loch-Fishing in theory and practice
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    £50.00
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    £50.00
  • BRIGHAM, William T. The Volcanoes of Kilauea and Mauna Loa: their variously recorded history to the present time.
    The Volcanoes of Kilauea and Mauna Loa: their variously recorded history
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    £250.00
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    £250.00
  • BRISTOWE, W.S A Book of Islands.
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    £30.00
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    £30.00
  • BROOKE, Major General Geoffrey. The Major Goes Fishing.
    The Major Goes Fishing
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    £30.00
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    £30.00
  • BUCHANAN, Joni. The Lewis Land Struggle. Na Gaisgich.
    The Lewis Land Struggle. Na Gaisgich
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    £20.00
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    £20.00
  • BUCKLAND, Frank T. Log-Book of a Fisherman and Zoologist.
    Log-Book of a Fisherman and Zoologist
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    £60.00
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    £60.00
  • BUCKLAND, William, Roderick Impey MURCHISON at al. Transactions of the Geological Society of London, Second Series, Volume II, Part 3.
    Transactions of the Geological Society of London, Second Series, Volume II
    Regular price
    £400.00
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    £400.00
  • BURNS, Robert. Poetical Works of Robert Burns.
    Poetical Works of Robert Burns
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    £400.00
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    £400.00
  • BURRARD, Major Gerald. The Modern Shotgun.
    The Modern Shotgun
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    £200.00
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    £200.00
  • CADILLAC MOTOR CAR COMPANY. Cadillac Operator's Manual 1926.
    Cadillac Operator's Manual 1926
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    £70.00
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    £70.00
  • CAINE, William. An Angler At Large.
    An Angler At Large
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    £40.00
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    £40.00
  • CAMPBELL, J.M. Notes on the natural history of the Bell Rock.
    Notes on the natural history of the Bell Rock
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    £150.00
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    £150.00
  • CANE, Percy. The Creative Art of Garden Design.
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    £50.00
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    £50.00
  • CARMICHAEL, Alasdair. Kintyre.
    Kintyre
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    £40.00
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    £40.00
  • CARPENTER, William. The Angler's Assistant containing Practical Directions for Botttom Fishing, Trolling, &c. With ample instructions for the Preparation & Use of Tackle…
    The Angler's Assistant containing Practical Directions for Botttom Fishing, Trolling, &c
    Regular price
    £200.00
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    £200.00
  • CARSON, Willie and Brough Scott. Willie Carson Up Front. A racing autobiography.
    Willie Carson Up Front. A racing autobiography
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    £48.00
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    £48.00
  • CASTRES, Elizabeth de. The Observer's Book of Silver.
    The Observer's Book of Silver
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    £125.00
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    £125.00
  • CAVENDISH The Laws and Principle of Whist
    The Laws and Principle of Whist
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    £98.00
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    £98.00
  • CHALMERS, Patrick R. A Fisherman's Angles.
    A Fisherman's Angles
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    £100.00
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    £100.00
  • CHALMERS, Patrick R. Deerstalking.
    Deerstalking
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    £80.00
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    £80.00
  • CHETHAM, James. The Angler's Vade Mecum: or, a compendious, yet full, discourse of angling.
    The Angler's Vade Mecum: or, a compendious, yet full, discourse of
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    £800.00
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    £800.00
  • CHEVROLET. 1966 El Camino.
    1966 El Camino
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    £40.00
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    £40.00
  • CHILDS' Spring Catalogue of Seeds, Bulbs and Plants for 1901.
    Spring Catalogue of Seeds, Bulbs and Plants for 1901
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    £200.00
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    £200.00
  • CHIVERS, Susan and Suzanne WOLOSZYNSKA. The Cottage Garden. Margery Fish at East Lambrook Manor.
    The Cottage Garden. Margery Fish at East Lambrook Manor
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    £30.00
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    £30.00
  • CHOLMONDELEY-PENNELL, H. Bottom or Float-Fishing.
    Bottom or Float-Fishing
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    £100.00
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    £100.00
  • CHOLMONDELEY-PENNELL, H. Trolling for Pike, Salmon and Trout.
    Trolling for Pike, Salmon and Trout
    Regular price
    £110.00
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    £110.00