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A treatise on billiards, with instructions and rules for the following games; viz. the white winning game. The white losing game. The Red or Carambole Winning Game. The Red Losing Game. Fortification Billiards, with Rules and Regulations for every Method of playing the Game. Comprehending The original Rules, regulated as they are now played, and more fully explained and enlarged; with Directions for the Conduct of the Players and of the Betters, &c. never before published. To which are added, The Common Odds which are laid on the Hazards, as well as on the Game at Billiards, from One Point being given, to Six, inclusive. By John Dew, a marker, Well known to be experienced in the practical as well as theoretical Parts of Billiards, upwards of Thirty Years.

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London : printed for J. F. and C. Rivington, and J. Wilkie, St. Paul's Church-Yard; T. Payne, and Son, St. Martin's-Lane; S. Crowder, and R. Baldwin, Pater-Noster-Row; T. Lowndes, in Fleet-Street; T. Caslon, and B. Law, Avemary-Lane; F. Newbery, Ludgate-Street; W. Domville, Royal Exchange; W. Davis, Piccadilly; J. Ridley, St. James's-Street; and W. Goldsmith, Pater-Noster-Row, 1779.

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52p.,plates ; 120.


References note

ESTC T199877

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Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.



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