Imitation and Improvement: The Norfolk Sampler Tradition by Joanne Lukacher
THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL BOOK! And although it's out of print, the books I have are brand new in their original wrappings. The book includes more than 350 pages, all a nice-quality matte finish, and also includes the original sampler design you see in the second picture (it comes as a separate fold-out chart.) This book originally came out in 2013, and the author has extensive knowledge and experience about samplers. She has worked as a historic preservation consultant, and she conducted a survey of the extensive sampler collections at Vassar College, where she organized an exhibition and symposium. The book weighs almost 4 pounds -- and it's just lovely, lovely, lovely.