This vintage book is a complete guide to billiards, with information on all aspects of the game from maintaining equipment to mastering complicated techniques. With a wealth of valuable tips and many helpful diagrams, "Modern Billiards" constitutes a must-have for the aspiring novice, and would make for a worthy addition to collections of vintage sporting literature. Contents include: "The Table and Accessories,""The Care of Table and Cues,""General Instructions,""Easy Losing Hazards,""Mode of Using the Rest,""Strength,""Kiss Cannons,""Losing Hazards with Side,""Some Cushion Cannons,""Cannons by First Striking Cushion,""Some Cushion Winning Hazards,""Some Cushion Loosing Hazards," 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 billiards, pool, and snooker. This book was first published in 1902.