One need not expect that in the perusal of this book he will find formulas for all the fine flavors of the Orient, how best to mix the paste of almonds with sugar, or how orange blossoms are to be beaten with honey, nor how to place the sprig of mint to best flavor the cup of greenest tea, nor yet the proper mode of applying the water of roses to the already finely flavored tobacco of the East which the opulent Moor does most delight in. It lays claim only to Caucasian civilization.

In presenting this monograph, we hope to supply a legitimate want; namely, to furnish the druggists of America with a concentrated collection of facts on the composition and manufacture of Flavoring Extracts and Essences.

While not claiming this work to be of a scientific character, we would presume to a correct statement of facts; our formulas being put in such terms that there will be no doubt as to the exact meaning intended to be conveyed, and their intelligent comprehension made easy.

Its intent is to give the progressive druggist a proper and complete knowledge of the art of making Flavoring Extracts and Essences with their natural attendants, Syrups and Colorings according to advanced methods, and fully up to the best practice of the art of the present day.

Many of the formulas and facts herein given are the result of years of experience and labor, as well as, in part, a compilation derived from recent and reliable sources. We have used in its preparation the labors of such authors as are worthy of the highest confidence, and employed great care and diligence in the arrangement and selection of the materials gathered.

We would especially give credit to two names that will ever stand high in Amecican Pharmacy - Prof. Wm. Proctor, Jr., and Prof. Edward Parrish. To the latter we can refer with pride as having been our preceptor in Pharmacy. We are indebted also to Prof. P.

W. Bedford for many valuable hints, and last, but not least, to Prof. H. M. Whelpley for kindly advice; also to the United States Pharmacopoeia and the Dispensatories, United States and National; Parrish's Practical Pharmacy, also Remington's Practice of Pharmacy; the Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association, the National Formulary, the American Journal of Pharmacy, the Pharmaceutical Record, the Druggists' Circular, and the various druggists' journals of the day.

If our efforts shall not prove successful, it will be to us a source of regret; if the opposite shall be attained, we will be correspondingly happy.

J. H. Columbus, Ohio, January, 1891.