Written by the Rev. Henry George Watkins, Rector of St. Swithin, London Stone and published by Stephen T Green. Revised edition of 1903. The advice is for apprentices "and other young persons engaged in trades or professions". The book was originally written in 1827 "for the Lord Mayor of the day, who later became Chamberlain of the city of London; and a copy was presented to the many young people with whom he was brought into contact, and some of the Livery Companies have also distributed it widely."
Headings include obedience, temper, early rising, frugality, and savings, and moral dangers amongst others.
In good used condition, a fine binding, bound in red leather with gold tooling, front and back and to edges of board and and gold dentelle to the square internally. Some damage to head and tail of spine, and bumped corners. Gold edges to pages. Crest on paste down of end paper with the motto of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.