This vintage book is a complete guide to playing billiards, being a comprehensive handbook on every aspect of the game. With simple instructions and a wealth of invaluable tips, this book will be of utility to any level of player with an interest in improving their game. “How To Play Billiards” constitutes a timeless resource, and would make for a worthy addition to collections of related literature. Contents include: “An Indispensable Preliminary”, “Swinging the Cue and Sighting the Stroke”, “Plain Ball-Striking”, “Angles Resulting from Plain Ball-Contacts”, “Half-Ball and Other Contacts”, “A New Method”, “'Side', 'top' and 'Screw'”, “Concerning 'Top', 'Screw' and 'drag'”, “You and I Play Billiards”, “Our Game Continued”, “We Finish our Game”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on snooker, pool, and billiards.