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1814, from hand + book, or perhaps a reintroduction of Old English handbōc "handbook", or a loan-translation of German Handbuch "handbook". Compare Dutch handboek, Danish håndbog, Swedish handbok.
He was also engaged in preparing an abstract of his lectures as a handbook for his class.
A list of the ruins, printed in the handbook on Mexico published by the Department of State in Washington, covers several pages.
Many colleges include a section in the handbook on the minimum requirements of a computer for their school, no matter what major or program you are in.
His Handbook of the Stars (1866) was refused by Messrs Longmans and Messrs Macmillan, but being privately printed, it sold fairly well.
In 1894 Mr Graham Sandberg compiled a useful Handbook of Colloquial Tibetan.
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