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This looks to be an amazing book, the subtitle is "Needlepoint and Crewel Patterns Adapted from Historic American Images". It also has a foreword by Rose Kennedy (yes, that Rose Kennedy).
The designs and charts are based on early American pictures, styles and icons. There is a color picture of each design completed and complete instructions included materials needed and a very readable chart for each.
I think the best way to describe this book is to list the patterns:
An Alphabet Sampler
General Washington and his Ledy (not a typo)
Martha Washington's Needlepoint
Martha Washington's Ballgown
Bicentennial Medallion 1776-1976
Do Not Tread On Me
George Washington Driving the Chariot of State
Whale Paisley ( I had to look at that)
Benjamin Franklin Bouquet
Tea Chop (not a typo)
John Hewson Bouquet
Crazy Horse and General Custer
The Spirit of '78
Shaker Tree of Life
Rose Kennedy's Piano Bench Cover
The Sailor's Farewell
Molley Russell Sampler
The Boston Tea Party
United We Stand
Mules in the Pasture
Eagles All Over
As well as basic instructions, tips and stitches.
Leslie Tillett has a long history as designer/colorist/author/lecturer. He designed what was, at the time, the largest piece of needlwork in America, a huge 4-Way Bargello hanging.
He was asked by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to add needlework to the The Design Works of Bedford-Stuyvesant in New York.
Published by the New York Graphic Society in Boston in 1975. This is a hard cover book with 144 pages.
American Needlework is in very good condition, even considering it's age. A considerate former owner put a plastic protective cover over the dust jacket and it has indeed protected it.
The pages are unmarked, they are slightly yellowed by age but otherwise very good. The spine is tight.