DR. VOGEL‘S books on analysis are widely used in teaching practical inorganic chemistry. His new volume is intended as a comprehensive laboratory manual for students of organic chemistry. It gives a full and valuable description of organic chemical technique, details of preparation of more than six hundred compounds, and a scheme of qualitative organic analysis. There are appropriate notes on the preparative reactions described and on the properties of the various classes of organic compounds. A curious omission is the almost complete absence of reference to quantitative organic analysis. It seems to the reviewer that some practice at least in quantitative elementary analysis is of value in the student‘s training, even in these days when the fully fledged organic chemist hands his analysis specimens to the micro analyst for determinations which he is usually quite unable to carry out himself.