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  MAH JONGG - The Art of the Game
     
  Publisher Tuttle Publishing
  Authors Ann M Israel & Gregg Swain
  Photographer Michel Arnaud
     

  Click page thumbnail to view the games from our personal collection featured in the book

 



INSIDE COVER
2-TONE SWIRLED


TITLE #1
BONE/BAMBOO


TITLE #2
CARVED BOX


PAGES 14-15
BONE/BAMBOO


PAGE 18
CARVED BOX
.

 



PAGES 22-24
BROCHURES


PAGE 26
CRAFTSMASTER


PAGE 27
GOLCONDA


PAGE 28
CARD GAMES


PAGE 29
ELECTRIC CO
VINTAGE MAHJONG

 



PAGES 30-31
MAN-CHU


PAGE 36
TIN BOX


PAGE 37
MINIATURE WOOD


PAGE 38
WOOD LAMINATE


PAGE 39
LAMINATE
VINTAGE MAHJONG

 



PAGE 43
BLACK BAKELITE


PAGE 44
CORONET


PAGE 45
SLOPING CIRCLES


PAGE 46
ROTTGAMES CHICKEN


PAGE 47
AP DOVETAIL
VINTAGE MAHJONG

 



PAGES 48-49
DOVETAILS


PAGE 50-51
ORANGE ENROBED


PAGES 52-53
SWIRLED MET


PAGES 54-55
BLACK BAKELITE


PAGE 57
TRI-COLOUR YELLOW
VINTAGE MAHJONG

 



PAGE 63
FRENCH IVORY


PAGES 64-65
FRENCH IVORY/JET


PAGE 77
CH BAKELITE


PAGE 82
1 BAMBOOS


PAGE 84
CH BAKEITE
VINTAGE MAHJONG

 



PAGE 85
2-TONE CH BAKELITE


PAGE 90
HOLLOW TIN


PAGE 91
FRENCH IMPERIAL


PAGE 95
BLACK HILLSON


PAGES 96-97
NEON BAKELITE
VINTAGE MAHJONG

 



PAGE 98
PORTLAND BILLIARD


PAGES 102-103
ASHTON REITZ


PAGE 104
SHANGHAI LUCK


PAGE 113
BIRD ON GLOBE


PAGES 136-138
EXOTIC FISH
VINTAGE MAHJONG

 



PAGE 139
DELICATE FISH


PAGES 142-143
MOP/BUFFALO HORN


PAGE 149
IVORY PEONY


PAGES 150-153
IVORY HAWK


PAGES 154-155
IVORY OCTATRYPCH
VINTAGE MAHJONG

 

VINTAGE MAHJONG

PAGE 158
GOLD CARVED BOX
VINTAGE MAHJONG

PAGE 161
JUGGLING PIROX
VINTSGE MAHJONG

PAGE 167
LOTUS CARVED BOX
VINTAGE MAHJONG

PAGES 168-169
CARVED BADGERS


PAGE 180
LACQUER RACKS

 

VINTAGE MAHJONG

PAGE 185
MANY 1 BAMBOOS

   
VINTAGE MAHJONG

 

We are very proud contributors to this wonderful book !

How it all began:

January, 2012 - imagine receiving an e-mail asking if I would be interested in sharing pictures of some of my Mah Jong collection in an upcoming Mah Jong book ... of course the answer was an immediate YES !

Many e-mails, photos, discussions and plans later the book has become a reality ... on the weekend of April 5-7, 2013 I had the greatest pleasure meeting Gregg Swain, her husband Woody, the renowned photographer Michel Arnaud and his assistant Pawel Kaminiski. Each of them flew all the way from New York to visit me in my modest home and share one of my greatest passions ... my lovingly collected Mah Jong games.

What was once my living room was transformed in a matter of hours into an amazingly complete photo studio. Cameras, computers and lights everywhere.

I had tried to be organized in preparation for the photo shoot. I laid many of my treasures out, numbered them, listed them and photographed them so that Gregg & Woody could choose the games they wanted to photograph. My home looked like a Mah Jong graveyard !

Watching the skill behind what you now see on the pages of this fantastic work of art was an experience I will never forget.

So here we are now, November, 2014, the book is actually sitting in my hands and available to purchase. On the over 180 pages of pictures and facinating history appear so many stunning games, some of which belong to my collection.

The book is a snapshot of these wonderful games. I am delighted to share with you further photos of the games featured from my collection. Click here and enjoy!

Thank you so much for visiting us here at mahjongmahjong.com.