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Below the title on the cover it says "The Essential Reference Book".
In general I try to avoid books such as this, sponsored by a magazine or an association but sometimes they are such good books that I bend my own rules (like the American Needlepoint School's The Great Afghan Book).
This is a large, comprehensive book packed with full color cross stitch patterns all shown on a graph background.
There does not seem to be any style or taste influence, the designs cover it all.
Each page of designs hasa materials lists using DMC and Anchor floss color numbers. Each page also has a color placement guide for each design.
it is indeed all here. On pages 302 to 305 there are tips and techniques for cross stitch and for choosing and combining motifs and how to plan for some specific projects. There are beginner level patterns on pages 312 to 319 and on pages 306 to 311 there are 48 speciality stitches.
The book also has a sensible chapter structure and a detailed index to help you find what you are looking for, among so many patterns.
Published by Better Homes and Gardens Books, an imprint of Meredith Books in 1999. This is a large hardcover book with 335 pages.
2001 Cross Stitch Designs is in very good condition. The dust jacket is very good, with minor edge wear. The hard cover inside is the same as the dust jacket, glossy and printed with the same pictures and info as the dust jacket. This book is very close to gift quality condition.
There is a small ding on the edge of the hard cover at the bottom front. The book is unmarked, the pages are white and clean. The spine is tight.