They are the vade mecum of modern life in all its moods and variations.
The pharmacopœia was neglected, the vade mecum thrust on one side.
This was intended to be a vade mecum to the writer of erotic poetry.
But I presume your outing would justify the title of this Vade Mecum?
French , in the first place as a vade mecum for a princely traveller, the unfortunate Duke of Monmouth.