Antique Billiard Prints

Historical Prints showing documentary and humorous scenes of billiards.

All prints are in Very Good condition unless otherwise noted.
Margins are wider than shown on these scans.
Minor traces of age and use.

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"L'esprit americain. Une fine partie de billiard"

Wood engravings published 1894. Reverse side is printed.
In the lower area is a light horizontal crease and minor spotting,

Page size 30 x 22 cm ( 11.8 x 8.6 ")

Order Nr. BILLIARD248751 SOLD

"Ein angenehmer Gast" (a pleasant guest)

".Die drei Mark, Herr Wirt, die Sie mir beim Kartenspiel abgenommen, bezahle ich morgen..."

(The three Marks I lost playing cards, I'll pay tomorrow..."

A "smart gentleman" lost card game and promises to return tomorrow. In background billiard is being played.

Type of print:Wood engraving

Engraver:H. Schlittger

Published:"Fliegende Blaetter Nr. 3180

Publisher: Braun & Schneider - Munich, Germany


Condition:General age toning. Tear left margin into image repaired. Margins spotty

Unrelated print on reverse side

Image:14 x 12 cm (5.5 x 4.7")

Page size:28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.3")

Price:$ 25.00

Order Nr. BILLIARD236334

Our Representative Man
At the Gaiety afternoon - The Adelph´s afternoon and evening - The Folly - with moswt interesting and varied information about all dorts of things.

The article is told by this costumed dog playing billiard. The subject matter is the theater world in London, Newcastle, etc.

Wood engraving from Punch dated 1878. Reverse side is printed.

Image size: 7.4 x 4.7 cm ( 2.9 x 1.8 ")

$ 20.00

Order Nr. BILLIARD236744

A Losing Game

L. Nap -n. " What about my Match with Montalembert?"
Palm-rs-n ( Shaking his head ) " Very awkward for your British Backers."

Wood engraving from Punch dated 1858. Reverse side is printed.

Image with title 24 x 18 cm ( 9.4 x 7 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. BILLIARD236740

No Title.

This is a modern print ( ca 2000) that was made after the prints in "Das Wittelsbacher Album". This print was an example of the prints that were done in a special printing. The original prints were made in 1821 as a present to King Max I Joseph von Bayern showing the rooms of the royal Residenz in Munich.

Normally we have only original prints but we include this one because it might be of interest to some of our billiard fans.

17.5 x 26.5 cm ( 6.8 x 10.4 ")


Each image: 10 x 15 cm ( 3.9 x 5.9 ")

Image: 10 x 15 cm ( 3.9 x 5.9 ")

"Das Liebespaar im Restaurant" ( Loving Pair in the Restaurant )

Wood engravings by E. Reinicke after H. Pommeranz, published 1911.
The images are on two separate pages. On the reverse sides are unrelated texts and images.
Minor signs of age and use.

Order Nr. BILLIARD243139 SOLD

A Nice Game At Billiards

Pretty Cousin: " Let me see Frederick! I´m just eighteen to your love. !"
Frederick ( who is always so ridiculous) " That is Precisely the state of the case, my dearest Georgina."
Mamma ( with severity ) " Come, Luncheon is quite ready"

Wood engraving from Punch, 1853. Reverse side is printed.

Image with titext below: 13 x 17 cm ( 5.1 x 6.6 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. BILLIARD236753

"M. Grevy Intime"

Line lithograph made after the original by Andre Gill, ca 1890.

On the reverse side are music notes for a part of "Lohengrin".
Minor signs of age and use.

25.5 x 17 cm ( 10 x 6.6 ")


Order Nr. BILLIARD241629

ăLes elections de Paris du 22 novembre"

Wood engraving. Published in Paris, 1870

ăMisuse" of a billiard-table in a Parisian bistrot during the elections under Prussian siege.

No margin on left side of print. Reverse side has unrelated text print. Light general age toning.

Ca. 15 x 21,5 cm (ca. 5.9 x 8.5")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. BILLIARD237893

"Eine Billard-Partie in Oberniedertupfingen"

Wood engraving after A. Roeseler ca 1895. Reverse side is printed.

11 x 14.5 cm ( 4.3 x 5.7 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. BILLIARD237854

"Ein Wiener Cafe"

Wood engraving after H. Schliessmann, 1878. Reverse side is printed.
Almost invisible repaired tear on right margin and image ( 2 cm ).

22 x 31 cm ( 8.6 x 12.2 ")

Order Nr. BILLIARD245242 SOLD

Upper image: "Hoelzerne Decke des Billardzimmers des Sultan von Marokko"
Lower image: "Billardzimmer des Sultans von Marokko"

Wood engravings by Underwood and Underwood ca 1900. Part of the article ( in German) surrounding the images
is about the billiard room of the Sultan of Morocco. The reverse side is printed with
unrelated text and images.

Size of lower image: 11.8 x 9.4 cm ( 4.6 x 3.7 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. BILLIARD242412

"Aus der Villa Zirio in San Remo: Der Kronprinz, mit dem Prinzen Heinrich Billard spielend"
( In the villa Zirio in San Remo: the Crown prince playing billiards with Prince Heinrich ( Henry) )

Wood engraving ca 1880. Reverse side is printed.

16.5 x 22.4 cm ( 6.4 x 8.8 ")

Order Nr. BILLIARD241368 SOLD

"Kaffeehaus Menagerie"

"Die Wochenthiere"

Wood engraving 1864 showing scenes in a Viennese coffee shop where billiards is part of the entertainment scene.
Reverse side is printed.

Page size: 30 x 23 cm ( 11.8 x 9 ")

Order Nr. BILLIARD245205 SOLD

"Kaffeehaus Menagerie"

"Wochenthiere Sonntagsthiere"

Wood engraving 1864 showing scenes in a Viennese coffee shop where billiards is part of the entertainment scene.
Reverse side is printed.

Page size: 30 x 23 cm ( 11.8 x 9 ")

Order Nr. BILLIARD245206 SOLD

"Kaffeehaus Menagerie"

"Sonntagsthiere Aussergewoehnliche Kaffeethiere

Wood engraving 1864 showing scenes in a Viennese coffee shop where billiards is part of the entertainment scene.
Reverse side is printed.

Page size: 30 x 23 cm ( 11.8 x 9 ")

Order Nr. BILLIARD245207 SOLD

"Kaffeehaus Menagerie"

"Die Dienstthiere"

Wood engraving 1864 showing scenes in a Viennese coffee shop where billiards is part of the entertainment scene.
Reverse side is printed.

Page size: 30 x 23 cm ( 11.8 x 9 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. BILLIARD247219

"A Cup of Tea and a Quiet Cigarette after Lunch"

Wood engraving after George du Maurier, ca 1880. Reverse side is printed.

12 x 19 cm ( 4,7 x 7.4 ")

Order Nr. BILLIARD242828 SOLD

The Great " Cannon Game "

Abe Lincoln ( Aside ), "Darn´d if he ain´t scored ag´in! - Wish I could make a few winning hazards for a change.

Wood engraving from Punch dated 1863.
Reverse side is printed. Overall light age toning.

16.3 x 20.2 cm ( 6.4 x 7.9 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. BILLIARD236743

A Post Prandial Hazard
Uncle ( Gentleman of the Old School ) " K Here Georgsh, This´h Way i su´ Play this-´h Shtroke!"

Wood engraving from Punch dated 1867. Reverse side is printed.
Overall light age toning.

Image: 11 x 9.3 cm ( 4.3 x 3.6 ")

$ 20.00

Order Nr. BILLIARD236742

"Ein Wiener Kaffeehaus"

A small group is playing billiards in the back.

Wood engraving ca 1880. Reverse side is printed.

21.5 x 30.7 cm ( 8.4 x 12 ")

Order Nr. VIENNA242458 SOLD

Academical Portraits Nr. 4.

Describes a person who among other sports is a good billiards player.

Wood engraving from Punch 1853. Reverse side is printed.

Image size: 7.5 x 4.7 cm ( 2.9 x 1.8 " )

$ 20.00

Order Nr. BILLIARD236754

No title.

In the upper right is a billiard engraving printed 1887. It is on a page of various puzzels.
Reverse side is printed. Overall light age toning.

4.5 x 5 cm ( 1.7 x 1.9 ")

$ 20.00

Order Nr. BILLIARF240840

"La correspondance en plein vent abords de la poste a Saint-Denis"

In the background entrance to Billiard Hall with 12 Billiard tables.

Type of print: Wood engraving

Engraver: Pibaraud

Publisheds: Paris, ca. 1870

Condition: Very light crease in upper image.

Reverse: Unrelated French text print

13,4 x 10,8 cm (ca. 5.3 x 4.3")

$ 20.00

Order Nr BILLIARDS238776

ăDie Herstellung der Billiardballen" (Manufacturing of billiard balls)

Article with detailed description in the German language of the production of billiard balls

(with 4 wood engravings (two in front and two on reverse side)

Clean imqages with minor spotting in text.

Page size: 28 x 17,5 cm (ca. 11 x 6.9")

Order Nr. BILLIARD237487SOLD

ăUne discussion a propos d'un dessin satirique, dans une brasserie"

Wood engraving. The engraver has monogramed the engraving. But it is not decipherable.

Above the image is: ăVoyage au Pays dess Milliards" which refers to Prussia and a novel by Victor Tissot (1845-1917)

The scene is in the guest room of a German brewery. A billiard player turns to a seated guest, obviously in rage and causes a smirk from the addressed person.

Paris, 1871

Text print underneath image and on reverse side.

Image: 11 x 11 cm (ca. 4.3 x 4.3")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. BILLIARD237488

Utilisation of Vice ( A Hawk and a Kite in fine clothes playing billiard )

Article below is about gambling, gaming houses and whether gaming should be taxed.

Wood engraving from "Punch" dated 1872. Reverse side is printed.

Image: 8 x 8 cm ( 3.1 x 3.1 ")
Page size: 27 x 20 cm ( 10.6 x 7.8 ")

$ 20.00

Order Nr. BILLIARD236745

The New York State Inebriate Asylum at Binghampton.

Images: The Inebriate Asylum, Gymnasium, Dr. Albert Day, Bowling Alley, Patients Room, Superintendents Office, Reading Room, Reception Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Billiard Room ( lower left corner), Chapel

Wood engraving by C. E. H. Bonwill in New York dated 1869.
Reverse side is printed. Small repaired tear on right margin edge. Reverse side is printed.

22,3 x 34, 5 cm ( 8.7 x 13.5 ")

$ 70.00

Order Nr. NEWYORK2098

"Nachahmungstrieb" (Imitative instinct)

Two elephants watch billards game through window and use their imitative instinct, break off palm trees, use fat-bellied people to play billards.

Type of print:Wood engraving


Published:"Nagels Lustige Welt"

Date:Berlin, ca. 1900

Condition:General age toning. a bit spotty in margins. Unrelated print on reverse

Page size:31.5 x 22.5 cm (12.4 x 8.9"):

Price:$ 35.00

Order Nr. BILLIARD236333


Frank ( to Captain Brother, poking him in the ribs with a cue ). " Oh come, Tom, That was a fluke - a beastly Fluke!" N.B. The Captain having scored very neatly.

Wood engraving from Punch dated 1864. Reverse side is printed.

11.2 x 17 cm ( 4.4 x 6.6 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. BILLIARD236741

"Le Budget de la France"

(What all is taxed for the benefit of the national budget in France)

Type of print:Line lithograph


Color:Original hand coloring

Published:"Imagerie d'Epinal Nr. 3818

Date:Paris, ca. 1890

Condition:General age toning. Nice hand coloring. No print on reverse side

Sheet measures: 39 x 29 cm (15.4 x 11.4")

Price:$ 50.00

Order Nr. BILLIARD236335

"Tarif D'Hiver"

- Trop cher? ... Oh! monsieur, les nuits d'hiver sont si longues..."

(Too expensive? Oh Monsieur, the winter nights are so long..."

A gentleman negotiates the price with a Paris prostitute, finds her too expensive.

The corner of a billiard table visible in background

Type of print:Lithograph


Color:Printed in color

Published: "Le Monde Comique Illustre"

Date:Paris, ca. 1890

Condition: General age toning. Unrelated print on reverse side

Image measures 19 x 17 cm (7.5 x 6.7")

Price: $ 60.00

Order Nr. BILLIARD236336


Der sicherere Spieler

Wood engraving 1847. Backside is printed.
Some minor creasing.

30.5 x 22.5 cm ( 12 x 8.8 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. BILLIARD8148

The following five copper etchings were engraved by Paul Claude Delagardette (1743-1782) and
published by Chereau in Paris, ca 1770.

Page size: 25 x 39 cm ( 9.8 x 15.3 ")
Sizes of images (within black line - without titles) given below.
Prints have normal light age toning and minimal spotting. All have two small binding holes near edge of left margin.

The set of five prints:

Order Nr. Billiards 8101 SOLD

Billard - Cahier de Meubles-Billard, Tables de Jeux etc.

Print has a spot in upper right margin. Repaired tear between binding holes in left margin.

16.1 x 28 cm ( 6.3 x 11 ")

"Détails de la Menuiserie du Billard"

16.2 x 27.2 cm ( 6.4 x 10.7 ")

Détails du Billard de 11 Pieds

Left margin edge has slight browning.

16.2 x 27.2 cm ( 6.4 x 10.7 ")

Détails du Billard

Light browning on left margin edge.

16.2 x 27.2 cm ( 6.4 x 10.7 ")

Coupes du Billard d'après la 2eme Gravure

Light browning on left margin edge.

16.2 x 27.2 cm ( 6.4 x 10.7 ")


"Paumier" Billiard

Copper etchings by Benard after the drawings by Lucotte.

Published in the encyclopedia by Diderot / d'Alembert.

Paris, 1780

The complete set of billiard prints consists of 9 copper etchings.

We have an incomplete set here to offer: Plates V to IX (5 to 9).

Plates I to IV (1 to 4) are missing.

The descriptive text for all 9 etchings:


Plate V: Paulmerie, Salle de Billiard et Instrumens de Billiard


Plate VI:Paulmerie, Plan au Rez de Chaussee d'un Jeu de Paulme quarre et Salle de Billiard


Plate VII:Paulmerie, Plan audessus des murs du Jeu de Paulme quarre


Plate VIII: Paulmerie, Coupes du Jeu de Paulme quarre


Plate IX: Paulmerie, Plans au Rez de Chaussee et audessus des murs d'un Jeu de Paulme a dedans


Prints have light to more intense general age toning. Traces of age and use along margin edges.

Ca. 40 x 24 cm (ca. 15.7 x 9.4")

Price for the six prints: $ 90.00

Order Nr. BILLIARD236747

Les Bohemes. Par Gavarni. On demande une personne pouvant disposer d'un petit capital.

In the upper right are billiard players.

Wood engraving by F. Pierdon, 1857. Backside is printed.
Hardly visible horizontal fold in lower area with light rubbing.

19 x 15.7 cm. ( 7.4 x 6.1 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. BILLIARD8154

"Unsere Damen am Billard."

Two-page article (in German) with various wood-engraving illustrations by F. von Reznicek after Jenny Ris-Neumann, dated 1894.

The four sides of the two pages are shown below.

Page size: 31.2 x 23 cm ( 12.2 x 9 ")

$ 120.00


"Officers Grievances."

Red-Nosed Captain of Twenty-five Years' Service (to Stout ditto). "Beastly Shame to "Retire" us just as we're getting useful.

Wood engraving dated 1876. Backside is printed.

11.3 x 9.5 cm (4.4 x 3.7 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. BILLIARD 8152

The Old Law Courts Have Nothing To Do.

Wood engraving from Punch, 1852. Reverse side is printed.

Image size: 8.5 x 13.6 cm ( 3.3 x 5.3 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. BILLIARDS236746

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