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How to Play Billiards

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Second edition published in 1926 by Methuen & Co. With four black & white plates and 50 diagrams.

This book is a useful technical analysis of the game.

The author, Tom Newman (1894 – 1943) was an English professional player of English billiards and snooker. He established himself as the best billiards players of the 1920s, appearing in every World Professional Billiards Championship final between 1921 and 1930, and winning the title six times. Newman was a great break builder at billiards, and was a master of the cannon shot. His first century break at the "three ball game" came when he was 16 years of age; and in the 1930-31 season he made 134 breaks of 1000. Like many players of that era he regarded snooker as the less "serious" of the two sports, but nevertheless he made an officially recognised record snooker break of 89 in 1919

In good condition with some light rubbing wear and marks to the cover together with some light tanning and foxing. Binding very sound.

Item details

Author(s):
Tom Newman
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
19.5cm x 13cm
Edition:
Second, 1926
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
220
Publisher:
Methuen and Co Ltd
Title:
How to Play Billiards

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Second edition published in 1926 by Methuen & Co. With four black & white plates and 50 diagrams.

This book is a useful technical analysis of the game.

The author, Tom Newman (1894 – 1943) was an English professional player of English billiards and snooker. He established himself as the best billiards players of the 1920s, appearing in every World Professional Billiards Championship final between 1921 and 1930, and winning the title six times. Newman was a great break builder at billiards, and was a master of the cannon shot. His first century break at the "three ball game" came when he was 16 years of age; and in the 1930-31 season he made 134 breaks of 1000. Like many players of that era he regarded snooker as the less "serious" of the two sports, but nevertheless he made an officially recognised record snooker break of 89 in 1919

In good condition with some light rubbing wear and marks to the cover together with some light tanning and foxing. Binding very sound.

Author(s):
Tom Newman
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
19.5cm x 13cm
Edition:
Second, 1926
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
220
Publisher:
Methuen and Co Ltd
Title:
How to Play Billiards

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