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THE GAME OF BILLIARDS :: 1964
THE GAME OF BILLIARDS :: 1964
THE GAME OF BILLIARDS
  • Paperback Book
  • Written by Clive Cottingham, Jr.
  • Drawings by Ed Vebell
  • Diagrams by John H. Pfister
  • Copyright © 1964 by Clive Cottingham, Jr.

" For years the author of this book devoted part of virtually every day to perfecting his skill at billiards. His own preference was for pocket billiards, but he was also an authority on carom billiards and made a special study of the difficulty of the game of three-cushion. The Game of Billiards is the end result oh his long experience, and both beginner and advanced player will find the advice and suggestions it contains of great value. "

" In plan, the book is a step-by-step course in understanding the strategy, tactics, and manual dexterity necessary for effective play. An introductory section discusses the popularity of billiards today, its historic development, and the astonishing skill of some of the great players of the present and the recent past. "

" Throughout, every diagram and drawing is accompanied by a clear-cut explanation, giving the reason for the particular strategy or technique involved, and the relation between theory and performance. "

Contents include:

" PART ONE: AN INTRODUCTION TO BILLIARDS
1. "A Most Genteel, Cleanly and Ingenious Game"
2. A Short History of the Game
3. Great Billiard Players

PART TWO: BILLIARDS FOR BEGINNERS
1. Equipment
2. Billiard Terms
3. Types of Games and General Rules of Play
4. Bridges
5. English
6. Eighteen Practice Lessons For All Games of Billiards

PART THREE: ADVANCED SHOTS
1. Carom and Kiss Shots
2. Throw Shots
3. Perfect Rolling
4. Imperfect Rolling
5. Follow Ball
6. The Draw Shot
7. The Piquet
8. The Massé
9. Break Shots

PART FOUR: THE DIAMOND SYSTEM FOR THREE-CUSHION BILLIARDS
1. Introductory Remarks
2. Advanced English
3. Cue Ball at Each Corner of the Table
4. Cue Ball and Object Ball Numbers
5. Cue Ball Tracks
6. The "Big Ball" Principle
7. Shooting Through The Spot
8. Cue Ball Contact Points
9. Third Rail to First Rail
10. Sighting
11. Determining the Cue Ball Number "

The book is in good condition but the cover has some edgewear and a price removal mark on the front.
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No markings or writing.

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