GARDINER, Rena (author and illustrator). Dorset: The East Winterborne Valley. Tarrant Monkton, Blandford Forum, Dorset; the Workshop Press. 1968.
Large slim 4to; publisher's light tan cloth-backed pictorially lithographed card binding printed in colours; pp. , including covers; with pictorial inner wrappers and colour-lithographed illustrations throughout, to every page, including 10 dramatic and beautiful double-page plates; a lovely fresh, clean copy with a small top forecorner crease to upper cover, internally fine.
First edition, priced 7/6 to lower cover, printed on Precision Offset paper and Ivorext board from drawings made directly onto lithographic plates by the artist, therefore constituting original prints, not reproductions. The whole designed, drawn, printed and published by Rena Gardiner herself.
A "Picturesque Excursion" through the small villages in Dorset which trace the line of the Winterborne stream, namely Charborough Park; Sturminster Marshall; Turnworth; Winterborne Anderson; Winterborne Clenston; Winterborne Houghton; Winterborne Kingston; Winterborne Stickland; Winterborne Tomson; Winterborne Whitechurch, and Winterborne Zelstone.