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The Common Spiders of the United States
By James Henry Emerton
Dover (reprint) Ginn & Company (original), 1902
ISBN: 0-486-20223-2
Cite: 165484 with citation markup [cite:165484]
Public domain work. Also available in Google Books.

Actually, the illustrations are quite good, even though taxonomy is out of date, this is one of the first books I had when first studying and collecting spiders many years ago.

Not recommended.
Unless there has been a substantially revised edition, I would not recommend this book. There are much better guides now available from Pearson Education, the Ohio Biological Survey, and a forthcoming guide from Cornell University Press (probably a year or two away). Even the Golden Guide to "Spiders and Their Kin" is better than Emerton. This is my individual opinion, of course:-)

Roger that!
My main interest in this text is as a source of public-domain (pre-1923) illustrations of spiders, and that is why I added the link here.

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