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[Text: Edgar Allan Poe, "Preface to the Second Edition," The
Conchologist's First Book, 1840.]
a second edition of this "Conchology," in so very brief a period since
the publication of the first large impression, the author has little more
to do than to express the high pleasure with which he has seen his labors
well received. The success of the work has been decided; and the entire
design has been accomplished in its general introduction into schools.
TO THE SECOND EDITION.
Many important alterations and additions are now
made; errors of the press carefully corrected; many more recently discovered
American species added; and the work, upon the whole, is rendered more
worthy the public approbation.
E. A. P.
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