Rare Treasures from the Library of the Natural History Museum

This 2017 edition takes a look at some of the rarest and most prized books from the Museum's library.


Chosen for their outstanding contribution to natural history as we know it, the books featured here are accompanied with illustrations and essays from Museum experts to explain their development and roles. Featured books include the 500-year-old edition of Pliny the Elder's Historia Naturalis, the art of John James Audubon and rare works by Albertus Seba and Mark Catesby.


An exciting and beautiful insight into some of the most infamous works of the natural world.

  • by Judith Magee
  • hardback
  • 192 pages
  • 15 x 21 x 2cm
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