I've been thinking about this for a while. I want to expand my library on pulled thread but have limited money, so every dollar has to count. I propose that we each describe the books we have and tell something about what's in it: roughly how many different stitches are described, are there lots of photos of antique pieces, of modern work, of contemporary designs. Does it stress traditional table linen, modern work as art. Does it include practical advice on finishes. In other words, what makes a particular book especially useful. If another person has already described a particular book, but you have something to say, add your bit. Differing opinions are useful, too. I am especially hoping one of us will describe Altherr or Fry. Here's my contribution:
Moyra McNeil PULLED THREAD EMBROIDERY. Has over 70 stitches very well described, clear stitch photos. I prefer her book for how-to. Some photos of contemporary work, only 3 antique pieces which don't show detail. Has a chapter on various edge finisheds.
Esther Fangel, Ida Winckler & Agnete Madsen DANISH PULLED THREAD EMBROIDERY. First part has about 45 stitches, all of which appear on an antique sampler shown in several photos at the beginning of the book. Many of the stitches are composite. Several which are not in McNeil. Has a section of modern table linen designs using the stitches from the antique sampler that are diagrammed in the book. Most are geometric, some are curvilinear (the outlined then filled in kind).
Barbara Snook SPINNERIN NEEDLEWORK STITCHES. There is a 16 page section which has pulled thread stitches. Most are the same as the two above, but some show different spacing. About 60 stitches arranged alphabetically, not by stitch family.
50 COUNTED THREAD EMBROIDERY STITCHES Coats Sewing Group. Has about 16 pulled thread stitches, has several edge finishes and different ways of making edge picots.
S. Lawergren BOTTENSOMSMOTIV is not a stitch source, but rather shows motifs she has invented which are made of several pulled stitches and then shows ways of scattering these motifs for a project: table linens, lamps, tea cozy. These are all geometric counted thread designs, but complex and therefore interesting.
SAMMENTRAEKSMONSTRE I & II publ by Clara Waever, Copenhagen. Again, not about stitches, but collections of motifs composed of several pulled thread stitches, and how to use them on linens. Borders, square motifs, diamond shaped motifs. Nearly all geometric and counted thread type.
Heidi Haupt-Battaglia KOMM WIR STICKEN and WIR STICKEN WEITER. All about stitches, but a small section are pulled thread in the 2nd volume. Nearly all of her designs are counted thread designs made up of several counted thread stitches. She has some interesting pulled thread motifs. One thing she shows, which I haven't seen anywhere else, is honeycomb stitch (a wave stitch variant) worked in a diagonal line.