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BILLIARDS WITHOUT A MASTER

BILLIARDS WITHOUT A MASTER

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BILLIARDS WITHOUT A MASTER;

Illustrated by Fifty Copperplate Diagrams,

Each Plate Containing From One To Twenty-Four Shots,
Making a Grand Total of Over One Hundred and Fifty Shots;
From Which Sufficient Knowledge Can Be

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BILLIARDS WITHOUT A MASTER;

Illustrated by Fifty Copperplate Diagrams,

Each Plate Containing From One To Twenty-Four Shots,
Making a Grand Total of Over One Hundred and Fifty Shots;
From Which Sufficient Knowledge Can Be Acquired to Enable
the Player to Accomplish Any Possible Stroke on the Billiard Table;
All of Which Are Fully Explained on the Page Next to Their Respective Plates.

The Work Contains, Also,

A Full and Complete Set of Rules for the Government of the Game of Billiards, and the Various Games of Pool, &C, Hints to Players, Advice to Amateurs, Keepers Of Saloons, &C.; with a
Variety Of Explanations, Interesting To All Connected With Billiards, Or Billiard Playing,

BY MICHAEL PHELAN,

Now acknowledged, by all, to be one of the First Players in this country, and of long experience, both as a Keeper of a Saloon, and a Practical Player.

To Which Is Prefixed,
A Fine Steel Plate Frontispiece,
Showing a Billiard Table, and Players in Position.

Accompanying the Work, Is a Treatise
On the Origin, Rise, and Progress of the Game of Billiards.

Compiled and Arranged By
D. D. WINANT,
Manufacturer and Dealer in Everything Appertaining to the Game of Billiards,


New York:
Published By D. D. Winant, 71 Gold Street.
1850.


Contents




Publisher's Preface.

Preface.


Billiards.

Instructions

Rules For The Game Of Billiards.

Different Games Of Billiards.

A Pause Before Our Pictures.

Explanations Of The Plates.

Short Hints, And A Few Words Of Advice


Appendix.

A Card.

D. D. Winant















PUBLISHER'S PREFACE.


The publisher of this Treatise cannot suppress his gratification in being enabled to submit to the amateurs of the " Noble Game of Billiards," this first American publication on the subject—a work, which he feels confident is unrivalled by any one hitherto published, in respect either to the simplicity and precision of its rules, or the number . and variety of its illustrations.

Besides a frontispiece, showing the position of players, it contains fifty well executed plates, on most of which are engraved diagrams, or plans of different strokes or plays, accompanied by clear explanations, affording ample directions for the player, and comprising at the same time, all those improvements and practical novelties by which this elegant amusement has been so much advanced during the last twenty years.

This splendid work, in the production of which the publisher has spared neither time, labor, or expense, to render it in every respect worthy of the patronage with which he has long been honored as a manufacturer of Billiard Tables, includes, also, a full and clear description of almost all the various games played in the civilized world; the Laws and Rules by which they are regulated, and a variety of remarks of much value and importance to the student.

The publisher having had more than twenty years' experience as a manufacturer of Billiard Tables, and having revised the proof sheets of this work, whilst in course of publication, does not hesitate to recommend it as a requisite addendum to all Billiard Tables, and an invaluable book of reference to the novice, the amateur, or the aspiring player of the "Noble Game of Billiards."

—D. D. WINANT, New York, March 31st, 1850.









PREFACE.


The author of this work is far from nattering himself, that he presents to the public any considerable number of new principles in the science or art of playing Billiards; but from a number of years' experience, not only as proprietor of a saloon, but as a player of the game, he has been led to suppose, that some improvements might be made in the arrangement and simplification of the rules and examples of the science. How far he has succeeded, the public must judge.

Among the various games of modern times, no one has been so thoroughly adopted, and faithfully adhered to, both as a domestic and public amusement, as Billiards. It was, within a few years past, in our own country, confined almost exclusively to persons of wealth and elegant leisure, but has latterly become one of the most favorite amusements for all classes. To afford the means of acquiring this delightful game is the principal object of this publication, in which the utmost care has been taken to give such a description of the game, by means of printed instructions, as well as by diagrams and plates, that none need be ignorant of it. The young novice,

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Publication date:
01/04/2011
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