An English translation of my Statistisahe Tafeln zur multivariaten Analysis - Ein Handbuah mit Hinweisen zur Anwendung was planned already in 1975 when I prepared the German volume. The tables were immediately supplied with German and English headings for the inten- ded photo-offset printing. In the meantime. new and important tables for multivariate statistiaal hypotheses and proaedures have been aompiled and published. Only four of them have been inaorporated in the present volume. The seleation of these tables must be on an individual basis for reasons of spaae. Let me mention only the new tables for sample size determination in MANOVA. The instruations for using the tables are all organized in the same way. They are kept short sinae it is t the task of suah a work to provide an introduation to the theory and praatiae of multivariate analysis. I have reunaed giving examples for the same reason. I wish instead to refer the reader to the many good textbooks that are avai- lable. as well as to my own works on methods that are in preparation. Furthermore. I am of the opinion that statistiaal tables should aaaom- pany the textbook rather than be inaluded in it. vii viii Finally, my thanks go to the translator, Mr. Peter R. Wadsack, as ~ell as to the ladies and gentlemen of Springer-Verlag for their pleasant collaboration and their indulgence of my numerous requests.