This is a unique reference to the intriguing world of pool halls and billiard parlors. Over 700 beautiful color photographs explore the history of the sport through pool and billiard collectibles from the 18th through the early 20th centuries. Balls and their boxes, cues, racks, triangles, scorekeepers, specialized chairs and lights, chalks, medals, tokens, trophies, historic photos, prints, posters, matchbox holders, matchsafes, pocket mirrors, advertisements, catalog pages, and much more are all part of this specialized presentation.
The text, by experienced dealers, imparts useful tips for newcomers and experienced collectors alike. Values are found in the captions. A gallery of ninety different pool and billiard tables is a tribute to their diverse designs.