thoughtlessly,and pushing them out to customers care lessly and ungraciously,it would not be proper to speak of it as a polite vocation and a fine art, and 'twould be useless for me to write on the theme; but I place it among the more elegant employments of life, and to carry on the business successfully requires the exercise of those fiuer faculties that distinguish the cultured artist from the crude novice,and which are so much appreciated by gentlemen customers. I feel confident that" I have produced a standard work that comprehends the entire subject. It is not a mere recipe book of mixtures more or less well known, but it contains everything valuable "up to date." I commend it not only to the trade,but to othersinterested in the subject, and with the belief that there are*few who will not find something of value in its pages. Herbert W. Green.