Kentfield, Edwin. The Game of Billiards. Scientifically Explained, and Practically Set Forth, in a Series of Novel and Extraordinary, but Equally Practical, Strokes.

London, John Thurston, 1850.

Folio (225 x 341 mm). VIII, 54 pp. With double-sided lithograph frontispiece and 93 lithograph plates and diagrams. Original half brown cloth.


Fifth, expanded edition of one of the most important early works on billiards and related games, by the man who reigned as "first player in the world" for more than twenty years. The frontispiece illustrates the interior of a billiard room with a table, lamp and furnishings manufactured by the publisher's firm.

Hinges and spine-ends rubbed and bumped, otherwise an uncommonly good copy showing almost no browning or foxing.


OCLC 15098795.