“Hand-Book of Calisthenics and Gymnastics” is a vintage guide to calisthenic exercises for children or students by J. Madison Watson, first published in 1882. Calisthenics is a form of exercise based on the doing of various gross motor movements such as running, standing, grasping, pushing, etc. These movements are usually performed in a rhythmic fashion and require little to no equipment. This volume contains simple, step-by-step instructions for a variety of simple, beneficial exercises and drills complete with helpful illustrations and handy tips for instruction. Part I – ‘Vocal Gymnastics’ includes chapters on “Vocal Gymnastics”, “Orthoepy”, “Expression”, “Recitations in Verse”. Part II – ‘Calisthenics’ includes “Introduction”, “General Exercises”. Part III ‘Gymnastics’ includes chapters, “Introduction”, “Wand Exercises”, “Dumb-bell Exercises”, “Indian Club Exercises”, “Ring Exercises”. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.