What does the word handbook mean?

Usage examples for handbook

  1. Fergusson, J. Handbook of Architecture. – Our Homeland Churches and How to Study Them by Sidney Heath
  2. But see Hazlitt's " Handbook," p. – A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume I. by R. Dodsley
  3. The Kaiser, therefore, had from Frederick, his ancestor, this handbook on lying. – The Blot on the Kaiser's 'Scutcheon by Newell Dwight Hillis