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It is not necessary to give her a list of works on Arachnids, many having been already quoted in speaking of the different orders. The following, however, on Araneidea may be mentioned:--

N. Westring, "Araneae sueviae," Gothenburg, 1861; E. Ohlet, Die Araneiden oder Echten Spinnen der Provinz Preussen, Leipzig, 1867; A Menge, "Preussiche Spinnen,: in Schr. Ges. Danz. (N.F.), 1866-1873, Danzig (still in course of publication); H. Lucas, in Exploration de l'Algérie, Paris, 1849; H. Nicolet, in Gay's Hist. Pol. De Chili, vols. iii. iv., Paris, 1847; Eugene Simon, Les Arachnides de France (vol. i. only is yet published), Paris, 1874; L Koch, Die Arachniden Australiens, Nuremberg, 1871-74 (still in continuation). Nothing has been said in the foregoing pages respecting the "Embryology" of spiders; for information in regard to this important and interesting but recondite part of Araneology, it must suffice to refer the reader to Herold, De generatione Aranearum in Ovo, Marburg, 1824, and Edouard Claparede, Recherches sur l'évolution des araignées, Utrecht, 1862.

These, with other works quoted on the different points that have arisen in the course of the foregoing article, will be found sufficient to guide the student and collector. The general works on Arachnida, or on any of its separate orders, are exceedingly few and none, except that of M. Simon, Hist. des Araignées, Paris, 1864, are of recent date, beyond the merest abstracts. The literature on the subject is scattered up and down, in isolated papers, in numberless Transactions and Proceedings of various societies, and in scores of periodical volumes and journals for the record of natural and scientific investigation. It has been attempted to give in the foregoing pages as fair a general view of the whole subject as the limited space, and great difficulty of getting access to important papers treating upon it, would permit. The object of such articles as the present is rather to excite an appetite for the obtaining more detailed information, than to satisfy fully the appetite already excited. (O.P.C.)

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The above article was written by Rev. Octavius Pickard-Cambridge (1835-1917), M.A., F.R.S., Rector of Bloxworth, Dorset, from 1868; author of Specific Descriptions of Trap-Door Spiders and The Spiders of Dorset.

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