Brand new, sealed packaging.
This is a new copy of the Billiards Encyclopedia 2nd Edition still in the shrink wrap. Written by Victor Stein & Paul Rubino. This a great read and must have for any serious cue collector.
The 2nd Edition of The Billiard Encyclopedia is the only complete book ever written on the sport of billiards, pool and related accessories. Tracing the origins back to the ball and bat games of the Egyptians, the co-authors have provided a complete history of the billiards sport as we know it today. Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of stunning color-plates, many B&W photos, and numerous graphic illustrations, much of the visual imagery of this tome has never been seen by the public before. Taking over 8 years to assemble, this publication also includes important chapters on the legendary pool players, cue makers, table manufacturers, and important accessories which have allowed the sport to achieve a world-wide status.
The description on the dust jacket reads:
Blue Book Publications Inc. is proud to announce the updated 2nd Edition of the critically acclaimed The Billiards Encyclopedia. This award winning publication has established itself as the most authoritative book ever written on the game of billiards. The new 2nd edition now contains over 560 pages and almost 800 images, including a new chapter with images and an extensive index for quick referencing. The best has gotten better!