Field Guide for Spiders, a pdf? (New England)

When you google for a Field guide for Spiders in the Massachusetts/New England area, the results are slim. Primaraly the only real result is this one (a decent, but too brief) guide here: https://ipminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Spider-Guide-Wegner-BASF-Revised-12-2-14.pdf

Does anyone have a link, or PDF, to something more extensive?
If not, maybe just share your favorite field guide :-) I’m sure a lot of New Englanders are here in the forum, and would like to see what you use to help ID when you’re out in the field.

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My favorite field guide for spiders is Common Spiders of North America. https://www.amazon.com/Common-Spiders-America-Richard-Bradley/dp/0520274881

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I also like Bradley book.

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I use both “Spiders of the Eastern United States: a Photographic Guide” (Howell & Jenkins) and “How to Know the Spiders” (Kaston). But, just getting into spiders, & have no idea what others think of these books.

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I have the kindle version, and like it so far :smile_cat:.

Just wanted to make sure that you saw this too:
https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/current-or-general-favorite-field-guides/656

Can’t remember if there are spider-specific suggestions there or not.

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@mira_l_b I did, thank you. Yeah, after I made this post, I saw that thread. Thought about deleting/consolidating, but that other thread while cool, didn’t have anything spider related, and by making a new post I was hoping to catch the eye of any experts in entomology who might see my new thread.
That being said, I def gleaned a lot of great book suggestions from that field guide thread -very cool.
Thanks for the link :-)

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@friel I love it, I downloaded a copy this afternoon an poured over it - a very fine tome! It was very helpful, the color plates were just what I needed and it helped me visualize the differences in the thin-legged wolf family. Super cool book, thanks :-)

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