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Versuch Ã¼ber die Naturgeschichte des Maulwurfes - LaFaille, C. de - 1778. 
Frankfurt and Leipzig, Fleischer, 1778. Small 8vo (16.5 x 10.0 cm). [vi], 102 pp., two large, folded engraved plates. 19th century blind marbled boards. Edges speckled red.l A peculiar, detailed work, translated by Johann Peter Eichhof. The original French edition by ClÃ©ment de la Faille, or LaFaille (1718-1782) was published in 1769 in La Rochelle, as "Essai sur l'histoire naturelle de la taupe". This work was dedicated to Johann Wilhelm Karl Adolph Freyherrn von HÃ¼psch, who, like de la Faille, was a naturalist and palaeontologist. One plate shows a "Canadian" mole (star-nosed mole, Condylura cristata), the other a an ingenious device for extirpating moles. Library stamp on title from the "FÃ¼rstensteiner Bibliothek". Rare. Not in Nissen.
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