E. Rare books purchased recently:

GEYER R. M., Precision Billiards. Ed. Sedborough House, Mussoorie, Inde, 1928, 272 p., 19 cm.

Work about the mental side of the game.

TABE Takashi, New Technique of Billiards. Ed. Nippan Kokusho Shuppan, Osaka, Japon, 1933, 194 p., 19 cm.

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The oldest Japanese book of the collection.

HELM E. M., Three Cushion Billiards. Ed. Helm, Etats-Unis (?), 1950, 100 p., 11 cm.

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Small book (11 cm), very rare (not mentioned in Haase's bibliography), spiral bound in billiard table cloth.

TAYLOR Al, Billiards for Beginners. Ed. Taylor, Milwaukee, Etats-Unis, 1914, 21 p., 23 cm.

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Ultra rare privately published lessons.

McCLEERY J.F.B., The McCleery method of billiard playing, Ed. McCleery, San Fransisco, Etats-Unis, 1890, 144 p.


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Very rare book.

HENIN Aîné, Catalogue 'Un billard parfait', Paris, France, 1925, 24 p., 22 cm.
COMPAGNIE BRUNSWICK FRANCAISE, Album illustré du billard, Paris, France, ca. 1910, 40 p., 27 cm.
BILLARDS BRUNSWICK, Catalogue, Paris, France, ca. 1920, 24 p., 21 cm.

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3 very scarce billiard catalogues.

SCHELUCHIN P. M., Le problème du jeu de billard... Ed. Ch. Zoellner, Genève, Suisse, 1901, 91 p., 19 cm.
RUGERE Roger, Le billard. Traité de série américaine. Ed. Lonbardin, Paris, France, 1909, 88 p., 18 cm.

SCHWARZER Wilhelm, Das Billardspiel. Miniatur-Bibliothek 889. Ed. Friedrich M. Hörhold Verlag, Hildesheim, Allemagne, 1956, 47 p., 12 cm.
BATAILLE, Le billard par le professeur Bataille. Ed. La maison Bataille, Paris, France, 1910, 32 p., 16 cm.

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The first 2 books are very rare.

BONNEVEINE = ROSTAING Jules, Académie des jeux, Ed. Delarue, Paris, France, ca 1862, 396 p., 18 cm.

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Game book containing 15 pages of billiard rules in the early 1860s.

PRADAL Carlos, Caramboles. Editions Brocéliande, Paris, France, 1991, 17 p., 17 cm.

LA MAISON ACADEMIQUE. Contenant les jeux du piquet, du hoc, ......., 349 p., 23 cm., probably Lyon, France, 1697. Printed in 2017 by Facsimile Publisher, Delhi, India. Game book containing 10 pages of billiard rules.

HERBAUX Gustave, Traité de billard destiné aux amateurs. Ed. Herbaux, Roubaix, France, ca. 1900, 147 p., 15 cm.

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Beautiful little book of 15 cm, ultra rare, containing 147 coloured figures without pagination and text.
Binding Lecocq (Roubaix) and lithography Artzet (Croix).

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