New York: The Billiard Encyclopedia, 1994. 1st. Hardcover. First Deluxe Edition, Limited to 350 numbered copies. Large 4o. 499 pp. Directory; Illustration Credits; Bibliography. Over 800 illustrations (including 525 color plates). Half black leather spine over cream linen boards, illustrated endpapers; housed in publishers clamshell case covered in Simonis 300 emerald green billiard cloth supplied by Iwan Simonis of Dison, Belgium and constructed by Hope Bindery in Providence, Rhode Island, black leather labels to spine and front cover with gilt lettering. Publisher's label with previous owner name and limitation number. A fine copy. Item #17160
A lavish and extensively researched history on the sport of billiards, pool, snooker and related accessories. Tracing the origins back to the ball and bat games of the Egyptians, the book provides a complete history of the billiards sport, including chapters on the legendary pool players, cue makers, table manufacturers, etc. associated with the game. This is a heavy book and may require additional shipping.