The Dictionary of Canvas Work stitches is an English Needlepoint book, published by B T Batsford LTD, London. There is always a slight difference between English and American needlepoint and there are a quite a few stitches in this book that I am not familiar with. Some I am sure I have not seen before.
The book shows and graphs 250 stitches, with easy to read stitch graphs and pictures for each stitch. This is clearly a needlepoint stitch book for an advanced or experienced stitcher.
This is a paperbound book, first published in 1980, I have no idea how many pages, they are not numbered (that I can find, anyway).
Ms Rhodes trained at the Cambridge School of Art and studied Embroidery part-time at Goldsmith's College School of Art and at Camberwell School of Art.
She has been a teacher and tutor for numerous embroidery courses, mainly with branches of the Embroiderer's Guild in England and with the ILEA Courses for Adult Education.
Of course, needlepoint is often referred to as Canvas Embroidery in the UK.
I have been selling this book as a used book and it has been becoming hard-to-find.
I recently discovered it has been re-printed. This is great news, Mary Rhodes books are excellent and this is one of the most interesting stitch books out there.
The Dictionary of Canvas Work Stitches is still a Batsford Book, but it was & is re-printed in paperbound by Charles Scribners & Sons since 1989