Needlepoint Design by Louis J. Gartner Jr.
Published by William Morrow and Company, NY in 1970.
The book is in very good condition but the dust jacket is chipped and has tears, some of which have been repaired.
This is the first book ever written on how to design your own needlepoint so you can do the designs you want, instead of having to buy whatever prepared canvas you can find. It is also a comprehensive needlepoint book, with complete information on canvases and wools, how to do the several forms of the needlepoint stitch, and how to prepare a canvas, work your designs, and block the finished product.
There are 191 pages, with index; 40 color plates, and 83 patterns, how-to drawings and photographs. Edition not stated but believed to be a first.