I personally deem Vogel's to be a standing authority on Pratical organic chemistry, inorganic analysis and the quantitative chemical analysis text is superb. I was told to get Harris (analyt chem) but soon realized after my first course in analyt chem that book will be somewhat useless because it is too basic, too heavy to carry around and well as an introductory book its one of the best however it doesnt serve you once you finish those courses. Vogel's is a reference, it is a small yet comprehensive encyclopedia of everything useful. I am sure if anyone who as used it will agree with me. Would you?