Trerice, Cornwall

Rena Gardiner.

Blandford Forum. Rena Gardiner at the Workshop Press for the National Trust. 1974. First edition. Limited to 5,000 copies. Printed wrappers. 32 pages. Illustrated with original colour lithographs. 285 x 215mm (11 x 8"). 0.2kg. . English. Near fine; an excellent copy.

An early example of Rena Gardiner's privately-printed guide books to historic houses. The book describes and illustrates Trerice, an Elizabethan manor house near Newquay in Cornwall, 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]