Rena Gardiner at the Workshop Press for the National Trust. Blandford Forum. 1976. First edition. Limited to 15,000 copies. Printed wrappers. 22 pages. Illustrated with original colour lithographs. English. 220 x 155mm. 0.1kg. . Very good; slight shelf wear, a small 1cm stain affecting top forecorner.
An early example of Rena Gardiner's privately-printed guide books to historic houses. The book describes and illustrates Hardwick Hall, the Elizabethan home of Bess of Hardwick in Derbyshire, owned by the National Trust. The text and lithographic illustrations are all provided by Gardiner, who printed the books herself by hand in her studio in Dorset.
[Francis & Andrews. Rena Gardiner. Artist and Printmaker. p.148]