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The following books may still be available. Please call
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[1839]  Kentfield, Edwin. “The Game of Billiards Scientifically Explained”. First Edition. Craven A75. Extremely rare. Excellent condition. Est: $1750-2000.
 
[1866]  Crawley, Captain.  “The Billiard Book”. Craven A91. First Edition.  Est: $150-200.

[1869]  Roberts, John. “Roberts on Billiards”. Second Edition. Craven A121. Spine cracking apart, back off. Est: $175-200.

[1869]  Roberts, John. “Roberts on Billiards”. Twenty color diagrams. 368 pages. Craven A121. Very good condition. Est: $175-200.

[1870]  Roberts, John. “Roberts on Billiards”.  Second Edition.  Craven A121.  Est: $200-250.

[1876]  Crawley, Captain. “Billiards – Its Theory and Practice”. Tenth Edition. Not in Craven. Very good condition. Est: $175-200.

[1884]  Bennett, Joseph. “Billiards”. Third Edition. Craven A24. Est: $125-150.

[1884]  Burroughes & Watts.  “Billiards Simplified”. Not in Craven. Est: $200-250.

[1884]  The Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co. “Modern Billiards”. Est: $200-250.

[1885]  Burroughes & Watts. “Billiards Simplified or How To Make Breaks”. 181 pages plus 60 additional pages. Craven A36. Est: $100-125.

[1889]  Burroughes & Watts.  “Billiards Simplified”. Craven A38.  Est: $125-150.

[1889]  Burroughes & Watts. “Billiards Simplified or How To Make Breaks”. 11 Thousand.
Est: $150-200.

[1891]  “Hoyle’s Book of Games”. Several sections on billiards and bagatelle. Est: $40-60.

[1891]  The Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co. “Modern Billiards”. Est: $250-300.

[1895]  Buchanan, J.P.  “Hints on Billiards”.  First Edition.  Craven A44. Est: $125-150.

[1896]  Broadfoot, Major William. “Billiards-Badminton Library”. First Edition. Craven A44.
Est: $125-150.

[1901]  Locock, C.D. “Side and Screw”. Craven A229. Est: $150-200.

[1901]  Roberts, John.  “Billiards For Beginners”.  First Edition.  Craven A281.  Est: $50-75.

[1902]  Buchanan, J.P. “Hints on Billiards”. Craven A172. Est: $100-125.

[1911]  Roberts, Charles. “The Complete Billiard Player”. 284 pages. Craven A276. Est: $100-125.

[1912]  Drayson, Maj. Gen. A.W. “The Art of Practical Billiards”. Second Edition. Not in Craven. Est: $60-80.

[1912]  Levi, Riso. “Billiards:The Strokes of the Game”.  Three Volumes.  Craven A225.
Est: $600-800.

[1912]  Levi, Riso.  “Billiards:The Strokes of the Game”.  Volume 1.  Craven A225.  Est: $150-200.


[1913]  Roberts, John. “Practice Strokes At Billiards”. Not in Craven. Est: $75-100.

[1914]  Daly, Maurice. “Daly’s Billiard Book”. Craven A180. Est: $40-60.
 
Lot 26 [1915]  Reese, Tom.  “Billiards”. First Edition.  Craven A259.  Est: $100-125.

[1918]  Daly, Maurice. “Daly’s Billiard Book”. Craven A182. Est: $35-40.

Lot 28 [1918]  Roberts, Charles.  “Billiards At Home”. First Edition.  Craven A270.  Est: $150-175.

[1919]  Billington-Grieg.  “Billiards In Mufti”. Not in Craven. Est: $350-400.

[1919]  Roberts, John. “Modern Billiards”. Fourth Edition. Not in Craven. Est: $80-120.

[1920]  Levi, Riso. “Billiards For the Million”. Fifth Thousand. Not in Craven. Est: $125-150.

[1922]  Fry, Sidney.  “Billiards For Amateurs”.  Craven A200. Est: $175-200.

Lot 33 [1923]  Newman, Tom. “How To Play Billiards”. 219 pages. Craven A246. Est: $60-80.

[1924]  Inman, Melbourne.  “Billiards-How To Play and Win”.  Craven A217.  Est:$20-30.

[1924]  Newman, Tom. “Advanced Billards”. Craven A244. Est: $125-150.

Lot 36 [1924]  Smith, Willie.  “Match Winning Billiards”.  First Edition. Craven A299.  Est: $125-150.

[1924]  Smith, Willie.  “How To Play Snooker and Other Pool Games”.  First Edition.
Craven A298.  Est: $100-125.

[1925]  Peall, Arthur. “All About Billiards (How To Improve Your Game)”. Craven A251.
Est: $60-80.

[1925]  Peall, Arthur. “All About Billiards and How To Pot”. New Edition – with dust jacket. Craven A251. Est: $50-75.

[1925]  Reese, Tom.  “Dainty Billiards:How To Play the Close-Carom Game”. Craven A258.
Est: $100-125.

[1926]  Newman, Tom. “How To Play Billiards”. Second Edition. Est: $75-100.

[1927]  Clifford, W.G.  “Billiard Table Games”.  Craven A175.  Est: $40-60.

Lot 43 [1935]  Levi, Riso.  “Billiards For All Time”. Craven A221.  Est: $200-250.

[1935]  Newman, Tom.  “How To Play Billiards”. Third Edition.  Craven A248.  Est: $50-75.

[1935]  Peall, Arthur. “Billiards and Snooker”. Softcover. Not in Craven. Est: $30-40.

[1936]  Newman, Stanley. “How To Play Snooker”.  First Edition.  Craven A243.  Est: $50-75.

[1936]  Davis, Joe. “Improve Your Snooker”.  Craven A190.  Est: $75-100.

[1937]  Clifford, W.G.  “Billiards For The Beginner”.  Craven A176.  Est: $40-60.

[1937]  Lindrum, Walter.  “Billiards and Snooker”.  Not in
Craven.  Est: $175-200.
 
[1938]  Clifford, W.G.  “How To Play and Win at Snooker”.  Craven A78.   Est: $40-60.

[1942]  Cochran, Welker. “Scientific Billiards”. Craven A336. Est: $75-100.

[1946]  Billiard Association of America. “Official Rule Book”. Softcover. Est: $40-60.

[1946]  Smith, Willie.  “Billiards In Easy Stages”.  Craven A296.  Second Edition. Est: $50-75.

[1949]  Davis, Joe.  “How I Play Snooker”.  Craven A341. Est: $75-100.

[1954]  Davis, Joe.  “Advanced Snooker”.  Not in Craven.  Est: $75-100.

[1955]  Lindrum, Horace.  “Billiards and Snooker For Amateurs”.  Craven A353.  Est: $175-225.

[1964]  Lassiter, Luther. “The Modern Guide To Pocket Billiards”. Est: $40-60.

[1965]  Fats, Minnesota (Wanderone, Rudolf). “Minnesota Fats’ Book of Billiards”. First Edition. Royell Industries. Softcover. Not in Craven. Est: $40-60.

[1966]  Dynaball Co. (Mr. Billiard Willie Mosconi). “Regulation Rule Book for Pool and Billiards”. Softcover. Est: $15-20.

[1966]  Fats, Minnesota (Wonderone, Rudolf) and Fox, Tom. “The Bank Shot and Other Great Robberies”. Softcover. Est: $15-20.

[1966]  Fats, Minnesota and Fox, Tom. “The Bank Shot and Other Great Robberies”.
Craven A372. Hardcover.  Est: $40-60.

[1966]  A.E. Schmidt & Co. “First Five Years of Chalk Up”. Softcover. Est: $15-20.

[1968]  Billiard Congress of America. “Official Rules”. Est: $20-25.

[1969]  Holt, Richard.  “Teach Yourself Billiards and Snooker”.  Not in Craven. Est: $20-30.

[1970]  Crane, Irving and Sullivan, George. “The Young Sportsman’s Guide To Pocket Billiards”. Softcover. Est: $15-20.

[1971]  Billiard Congress of America. “Official Rules”. Est: $25-30.

[1972]  Lassiter, Luther. “Billiards For Everyone”. Softcover. Est: $20-30.

[1982]  Ricketts, A.  “Walter Lindrum-Billiards Phenomenon”.  Not in Craven.  Est: $40-60.

[1985]  Kogan, Rick. “Brunswick: The Story of an American Company, 1845-1985”. Excellent read on the history of Brunswick including lots of early photos, etc. Est: $40-60.

[1987]  Gety, John. “Solitaire Pocket Billiards”. Softcover. Est: $25-30.

Lot 71 [1989]  Koehler, Jack. “The Science of Pocket Billiards”. Softcover. Est: $15-20.

[1993]  Mosconi, Willie. “Willie’s Game”. First Edition. Hardcover. Great reading on the greatest pool player of all time. This book was sold out soon after it came out and is now very hard to find. Est: $25-35.

[1993]  Que House. “The Pool Player’s Road Atlas”. Softcover. Est: $15-20.

[1997]  Lee, Roger. “Billiards and Snooker: The Postcard Album”. Softcover book with photos of 120 billiard and snooker postcards. A must for any fan of the game. Est: $10-15.

[1807]  White, E.A. “A Practical Treatise on the Game of Billiards”. First Edition. Craven A132. This is the first English book devoted to billiards and was written just before the invention of the cue tip. Extremely rare. Good condition. Est: $900-1200.

[1844]  Mardon, Edward  Russell.  “Billiards:Game 500 Up”.  First Edition.  Craven A80.
Est: $600-800.

[1850]  Phelan, Michael.  “Billiards Without a Master”.  The first American book on billiards. Extremely scarce. Craven A103.  This copy is missing 10% of the title page and the page next to it. The spine has been redone. Otherwise this is a fresh copy. The last copy we had sold at our very first auction back in 1995 for $1500. It is unlikely that another copy will surface soon.  If this book did not have those first two pages ripped, it would easily be worth $2000.  Est: $1500-2000.

[1850]  Kentfield, Edwin. “The Game of Billiards, 500 Up”.  Fifth Edition.  Craven A77.
Est: $600-800.

[1858]  Mardon, Edward Russell. “Billiards:Game 500 Up”.  Third Edition. Craven A82.
Est: $350-400.

[1865]  Lemaire, Desire.  “Manuel Du Jeu De Billard”.  French. Craven A512.  Very good condition, considering age. Est: $150-200.

[1873]  Dufton, William.  “Practical Billiards”.  Not in Craven.  Est: $175-225.

[1879]  Kentfield, Edwin. “The Game of Billiards, Scientifically Explained”. First Edition. Craven A75. Very Good Condition. Est: $1750-2250.


[1885]  Cook, William.  “Billiards”.  Craven A61.  Est:$150-200.


[1876]  Crawley, Captain.  “Billiards-It’s Theory and Practice”.  Not in Craven. Est: $175-225.


[1889]  Bennett, Joseph. “Billiards”. Fifth Edition. Craven A26. Est: $100-125.


[1895]  Vignaux, Maurice.  “Le Billard”. Softcover Edition. Craven A552.  All in French. Spine is completely worn off. Pages are brittle. Est: $150-200.


[1901]  Alcock, H.U.  “The Alcock Book of Billiards”. Not in Craven. Est: $350-400.


[1902]  Hotine, Frederick Martin.  “Practice Strokes at Billiards”.  Craven A210. Est: $75-100.


[1902]  Roberts, John.  “Modern Billiards”.  First Edition.  Craven A287. Est: $75-100.


[1905]  Burroughes & Watts. “Billiards Simplified”. Not in Craven. Est: $80-100.


[1905]  Roberts, John. “The Game of Billiards and How To Play It”. First Edition. Craven A284. Est: $60-80.


[1907]  Roberts, John.  “The Game Of Billiards and How to Play It”.  Not in Craven. Est: $40-60.


[1909]  Roberts, John.  “How To Make A Hundred Break”.  First Edition.  Craven A286.
Est: $200-250.


[1910]  Hull, Burling.  “Expert Billiard Ball Manipulation”.  Parts I and II.  Craven A213.  These softcover books deal with a sleight of hand routine using three miniature balls.  Est: $150-200.


[1911]  Roberts, John. “Billiards For Beginners”.  Not in Craven.  Est: $40-60.


[1911]  Ritchie, Wallace.  “Billiards In Twelve Lessons”.  Craven A264.  Est: $100-125.


[1912]  Levi, Riso. “Billiards:The Strokes of the Game”.  Three Volumes.  Craven A225.
Est: $800-1000.


[1913]  Daly, Maurice.  “Daly’s Billiard Book”.  First Edition.  Craven A179. Est: $100-125.


[1914]  Hull, Burling.  “Master Sleights with Billiard Balls”.  Not in Craven.  Softcover.
Est: $50-75.


[1915]  Reese, Tom.  “Billiards”. First Edition.  Craven A259.  Est: $100-125.


[1916]  Daly, Maurice. “Daly’s Billiard Book”. Hardcover. Third edition.  Craven A181. A classic instructional book that is still  in print today. Est: $50-75.


[1924]  Smith, Willie.  “Match Winning Billiards”.  First Edition. Craven A299.  Est: $125-150.


[1928]  Levi, Riso.  “Billiards in the Twentieth Century”.  Craven A224.  Est: $200-250.


[1928]  Levi, Riso.  “Billiards For The Million”.  Volumes 1 and 2.  Craven A 222.  Est: $350-400.


[1929]  Davis, Joe.  “Billiards Up To Date”.  Craven A188.  Est: $175-225.


[1933]  Clifford, W.G.  “Billiards Through the Centuries”.  Craven A177. Est: $150-200.


[1935]  Levi, Riso.  “Billiards For All Time”. Craven A221.  Est: $200-250.


[1935]  Peall, Arthur. “Billiards and Snooker”. Not in Craven.  Est:$50-75.


[1938]  Lindrum, Walter.  “Billiards”.  Not in Craven.  Est: $75-100.


[1941]  Hoppe, Willie. “Billiards As It Should Be Played”. First Edition. Craven A347. Hardcover. Est: $50-75.


[1948]  BCA Rule Book. This was the first year of the BCA and the first book that they ever issued containing rules of the game. Very rare.  Est: $75-100.


[1959]  Mosconi, Willie. “Willie Mosconi on Pocket Billiards”. Softcover autographed by Mosconi on the page with his photo. Est: $75-100.


[1964]  Tevis, Walter. “The Hustler”. Softcover book that was released when the film came out again in 1964. The film was originally released in 1961 and because of Paul Newman’s popularity in two subsequent films, 20th Century Fox decided to reissue the film a second time, using all new artwork that now reflected the new popularity that pool was enjoying because of the film.
Est: $35-45.


[1965]  Mosconi, Willie. “Winning Pocket Billiards”. Softcover. Autographed by Mosconi on the title page. Est: $75-100.


[1965]  Pulman, John.  “Tackle Snooker This Way”.  Craven A366. Autographed by the author.
Est: $50-75.


[1969]  Polsky, Ned.  “Hustlers, Beats, and Others”.  Paperback.  Craven A364. Est: $40-60.


[1972]  Byrne, Robert. “McGoorty”. Softcover. Autographed by Robert Byrne. Craven A382.
Est: $75-100.


[1973]  Mizerak, Steve. “Inside Pocket Billiards”. Craven A430. Large softcover. Autographed by Steve Mizerak. Est: $40-60.


[1974]  Billiard Congress of America”. Official Rules and Record Book for 1974. Softcover.
Est: $20-30.


[1976]  Williams, Rex. “How to Play Snooker”. Softcover. Est: $25-30.


Lot 81 [1977]  Hendricks, William. “History of Billiards”. Large Softcover. Signed on the inside cover by the author. Est: $35-45.


[1979]  Ceulemans, Raymond.  “Mister 100”.  Hardcover book in several languages.
Est: $100-150.


[1980]  Reardon, Ray. “Ray Reardon’s 50 Best Trick Shots”. Hardcover. Est: $40-50.


[1980’s]  Claire, Norman. “A Short History of Billiards and Snooker”. Softcover. Est: $25-35.


[1982]  Ricketts, A.  “Walter Lindrum-Billiards Phenomenon”.  Not in Craven.  Est: $40-60.


 [1985]  Kogan, Rick. “Brunswick: The Story of an American Company, 1845-1985”. Excellent read on the history of Brunswick including lots of early photos, etc. Est: $40-60.


[1985]  Tevis, Walter. “The Color of Money”. First British Hardcover edition with dustjacket, in excellent condition.  Est: $75-100.


[1986]  Tevis, Walter. “The Color of Money”. Softcover released for the movie tie-in. Est: $30-40.


[1990]  French, Liz.  “How to Play Snooker”.  Small softcover.  Est:  $15-20.


[1993]  Mosconi, Willie. “Willie’s Game”. First Edition. Hardcover. Great reading on the greatest pool player of all time. This book was sold out soon after it came out and is now very hard to find. Est: $25-35.


[1996]  McCumber, David. “Playing Off The Rail: A Pool Hustler’s Journey”. Softcover.
Est: $25-30.


[1997]  Lee, Roger. “Billiards and Snooker: The Postcard Album”. Softcover book with photos of 120 billiard and snooker postcards. A must for any fan of the game. Est: $10-15.

 

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