A catechism (from the ancient Greek 'κατηχέω', "to teach orally") is a summary or exposition of doctrine. Catechisms serve as an introduction to the Sacraments in Christian religious teaching and as such are something of a doctrinal manual.
This catechism for the Wesleyan Methodist Church explains the beliefs and practices of the Wesleyan Methodist Church prior to 1932 when it united with the United Methodist and the Primitive Methodist Churches. This particular copy was a proof copy belonging to the Rev. W.J.Jenkins and is signed by him on the cover.