YPS Publications

Publications of the Society

The following items are available to purchase directly from the YPS:


The gardens of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society

Full colour print (61 x 47 cm) of J Storey’s illustration of the Museum Gardens, c. 1860. Price £15.00 (£12.50 to members) + £2.50 p&p.

BAAS Jubilee Poster

B&w print (50 x 38 cm) of an etching made for the meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, held in York in 1881, to celebrate the founding, with the help fo the YPS, of the BA in 1831. Price £5.00 + £2.50 p&p.

Books and reprints

Bell, C R The swimming bath on the Manor Shore, 1837-1923. Reprint from the 1969 Annual report  of the YPS. Price 50p + £1.00 p&p

Burton, Jane St Mary’s Abbey and the city of York. Reprint from the 1989 Annual report  of the YPS. Price £1.50p (members £1.00) + £1.00 p&p

Dolley, Michael The mythical Norman element in the 1822 Bishophill (York) find of Anglo-Saxon coins. Reprint from the 1971 Annual report  of the YPS. Price 50p + £1.00 p&p

Hogarth, Peter & Anderson, Ewan “The most fortunate situation …” The Story of York’s Museum Gardens. Published by the Yorkshire Philosophical Society in 2018. Price £25 + £5.00 p&p. Click here for more information:- Gardens History Book

Hogarth, Sylvia & Wallace, Veronica (eds) Yorkshire people and places: a millennium celebration. 2001. Price £2.00 + £2.00 P7P

Orange, A D Philosophers and provincials: the Yorkshire Philosophical Society from 1822 to 1844. 1973. Price £2.00 (members £1.50) + £1.50 p&p

Rivett, Leonard S. Sir George Cayley, 1773-1857: the inventor of the aeroplane. Reprint from the 1989 Annual report  of the YPS. Price 50p + £1.00 p&p

Sheils, Sarah. “From Cave to Cosmos: A History of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society”. 2022. Price 14.99 + £5.00 p&p

Click below for an order form also available from the Yorkshire Museum shop.

From Cave to Cosmos Order Form published

Index to the articles and obituaries in the Annual reports 1823-1995. Includes a brief photocopied index for the years 1995-2005. Price £2.00 (members £1.50) + £1.50 p&p


Champion trees (Trees of the Museum Gardens, York, 1) Price 50p + 50p p&p

Small trees (Trees of the Museum Gardens, York, 2) Price 50p + 50p p&p

York Observatory leaflet. Price 25p + 50p p&p

Annual Reports

YPS Annual Reports from 1825 to present (subject to availability).


How to Purchase YPS publications 

These publications may be bought from The Lodge (see “contacts” for full details and directions).
Payments may be made in cash or by cheque, made out to the Yorkshire Philosophical Society.