What does the word compendium mean?

Usage examples for compendium

  1. It is a species of compendium of the work of M. Willems, and was issued in 1889. It is somewhat faulty and incomplete; but not without its value to beginners in the study of the Elzevir press. – Book Collecting A Guide for Amateurs by John Herbert Slater
  2. It did not look crazy, with its Gaskell's Compendium copperplate and its careful signature. – The La Chance Mine Mystery by Susan Carleton Jones