Needle: 3.5 mm / US 4
Gauge: 6.5 stitches and 11 rows per inch
Stitch Pattern: Talisman Pattern
Source: The Lady's Knitting Book, by Elvina M. Corbould. 1878, p. 41. (accessible here)
Comments: Someone on one of my knitting mailing lists pointed out that the University of Southampton in the UK has made available a digital collection of 19th century knitting books - and far be it from me to ignore a resource such as this! The hardest part of these patterns (especially the early ones) is the wording of the patterns. Some are more easy to understand than others - I suggest that you try to work the patterns as you read them - it makes them far easier to understand!
This one looks liek another stitch I've seen somewhere, but I can't figure out which one!