I came across just such a book, well technically it's a textbook – Embroidery & Needlework by Gladys Windsor Fry – on a recent trawl through a gem of a second-hand store called Books and Bygones. The illustrations suckered me in completely, as did the extensive list of stitches. I've already found a few that are new to me.
Naturally, I wanted to find out more about the author. But a Google search doesn't reveal much about the person, only about the book. Does anyone know anything about Gladys Windsor Fry? I'd like to know more about her life. Apparently the edition I have was printed around 1936, and the next edition was printed about a decade later. The only other info I can glean is that Gladys possibly did paintings or artists' renditions as well.
Either way, I'm feeling rather smug about my find and looking forward to trying out some new stitches.
PS. You can see some different pics from the book over on Moonsilk Stitches.