Lot 238
William Cook: Billiards (1890)

Estimate: $125 - $250

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About this Lot

Cook, William. Billiards. (London: Burroughes & Watts, [1890]). xxxii, 292 p., followed by "Price List, 1891" (75 p., extensive listing of items related to billiards).

This title appeared in several editions; this one is notable for its photographic illustrations. The frontispiece is a "Photograph of Burroughes & Watts Stock of Ivory Billiards Balls", which represented the product of 2000 elephants; the image is marked in the negative as an "Autotype". There follow an additional six photographic illustrations relating to techniques, and a number of color diagrams of ball patterns on the table. Inner front hinge lightly cracked. Overall clean and good.

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