That the present book, which is the result of several years' experience in the teaching of handicraft in schools, will altogether supply the want, it may be too much to suppose; but so far as it goes, the course which it lays down has been found to yield very satisfactory results. By providing pupils with an outline of the session's work, and a concise description of the tools employed, a considerable economy of time is effected. Only the tools absolutely necessary for the various processes are here described, but should the teacher desire to refer to additional tools or otherwise vary the course, advantage can be taken of the blank pages which have been inserted chieﬂy for extension notes. There may be a variety of opinion -about the most suitable practice for beginners, but in the writer's experience, that is best which gives every one the opportunity of becoming familiar with some common tools and fundamental processes involving their use. Such a training leads to manual dexterity and habits of accurate and intelligent observation. The exercises chosen are of a practical natu any one requiring them for trade purposes nothing to unlearn.