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Versuch über 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 Clément 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 Hüpsch, 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 "Fürstensteiner Bibliothek". Rare. Not in Nissen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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