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This interesting book is about historical lettering applications and lettering design more then an actual instruction book. There are graphs, lettering templates and instructions but design does seem to be most of what this book is about.
It is a Batsford Book, another of thier fine books on stitcery and published in the UK, so the historical design is mostly English. Still is is an interesting read and full of pictures.
The chapters are: History of Lettering, History of embroidered Letters in Britian, Canvas Work (needlepoint in the UK), Blackwork, Cross Stitch and Double Running, Freehand Stitches, Whitework, Needlepoint Lace, Shadow Work, Soutache, Quilting, Machine Embroidery, Applique and Couching, Metal Thread, Ecclesiatical Lettering-Historic and Modern, Designing For Commemorative Work, Designing For Other Things, Designing For Lettering.
It's all there, impressive. There are no numbers included in this book
Published by Batsford Publishing in 1982, this is a hardcover book with 120 pages.
The dust jacket is worn and the edges are dicey. I have taped them to prevent further damage. The book inside is in good condition. The spine is no as good as I would like but it is a stitched spine, not gluded so there are no loose or flling pages. Treated gently it should be fine.