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(1) Treatise on Applied Analytical Chemistry: Methods and Standards for the Chemical Analysis of the Principal Industrial and Food Products (2) Trattato di Chimica Generale ed Applicata all Industria (3) Notions Fondamentales de Chimie Organique (4) Reagents and Reactions

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    (1) PROF. VILLAVECCHIA, the director of the chemical laboratories of the Italian; Customs, has compiled this useful treatise for the purpose of facilitating the examination of industrial and alimentary products, and of the raw materials of their manufacture. It would seem to be especially designed for the exact characterisation and valuation of commercial products by experts and inspectors appointed to enforce contractual conditions in connection with the purchases and supplies of the State. It is, in fact, such a book as might be put together by the head of our own Government laboratory for the use of the members of his department. It covers, however, a far wider range of analytical work than usually falls to the lot of a Government chemist In this country, who is seldom called upon to make many of the very specialised analyses which are tieated of in this book, as they have no direct connection, as a rule, with the requirements of the State. In the few exceptional cases in which such examinations are needed special arrangements are made. The Government departments in this country have probably much larger and wider facilities for enlisting the services of specialist analytical experts than is the case in Italy, which may account, therefore, for the comprehensive scope, of Prof. Villavecchia's work, which was primarily designed for use in his own department.

    (1) Treatise on Applied Analytical Chemistry: Methods and Standards for the Chemical Analysis of the Principal Industrial and Food Products.

    By Prof. V. Villavecchia and others. Translated by Thomas H. Pope. Vol. i. Pp. xvi + 475. (London: J. and A. Churchill, 1918.) Price 21s. net.

    (2) Trattato di Chimica Generale ed Applicata all' Industria.

    By Prof. E. Molinari. Vol. i., Chimica Inorganica. Parte Prima. Quarta edizione, riveduta ed ampliata Pp. xiv + 560. (Milano: Ulrico Hoepli, 1918.) Price 12.50 lire.

    (3) Notions Fondamentales de Chimie Organique.

    By Prof. C. Moureu. Cinquième édition, revue et considérablement augmentée. Pp. vi + 548. (Paris: Gauthier-Villars et Cie, 1917.) Price 20 francs.

    (4) Reagents and Reactions.

    By Prof. E. Tognoli. Translated from the Italian by C. Ainsworth Mitchell. Pp. viii + 228. (London: J. and A. Churchill, 1918.) Price 6s. net.

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