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This is an interesting book by Hope Hanley. it is not a Needlepoint design and instruction book, it is more a history of Needlepoint here in America. This book was published by Weathervane Books in New York in 1969.
Hope Hanley has done a detailed and carefully researched study, using old needlework books and ladies magazines, as they were then known, as well as worked pieces in museums and private collections.
Ms. Hanely traces the European origins of early American Needlepoint (then called embroidery on canvas). This art began in England in the 16th and 17th centuries. It then developed as an American art in the colonies in the 17th and 18th centuries.
The book includes diagrams and directions for a dozen long-forgotten old stitches.
This Hope Hanley book is not one of her better known and easily available books, it is indeed a hard-to-find book.
Needlepoint in America is a hardbound book, it is in very good condition. The dust jacket is just ok, the edges are worn and I have taped the dust jacket up over the 2 spine ends.
The book inside is also very good, the is some yellowing at the edge of the pages but that is to be expect with the books age. Someone has put a book plate on the first page but there is not name written on it.
This is a little known and hard-to-find book, so many of these wonderful books are almost forgotten now. I think that is terrible, this is a fascinating book for anyone interested in needlepoint.