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Title Bowls Encyclopaedia
Compiler John P Monro
Publisher Royal Victorian Bowling Association, Melbourne, Australia
First published 1951
ISBN Pre-ISBN system
Edition reviewed 3rd (published 1958)
Hardback/softback Hardback
List price Not known
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
21.8 x 16.5
Number of pages 404
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None 2 24
Synopsis This is the first time that an attempt has been made to produce a bowls encyclopaedia dealing with all aspects of the game of bowls, with the exception of the actual playing. The original intention was to confine the book to Australia, but as the work progressed Mr Ray Hensell suggested that it should be extended so as to be encyclopaedic. This necessitated the broadening of the scope so that it would become worldwide, rather than Australian, in its application and usefulness; and it is thus submitted.

The collection of the information incorporated in the Bowls Encyclopaedia has extended over a period of 32 years and has entailed considerable research, not only through almost every journal, past and present, devoted to the game, but also through the author's library of well over 100 books on bowls - both the implements of the game and the pastime itself. No effort has been spared in the assembly of the material and no research neglected.

It is confidently anticipated that the Bowls Encyclopaedia will be of great assistance to the devotees of the game, and particularly to the clubs, associations, councils and boards controlling the ancient, royal and agreeable pastime throughout the world.


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