Magdalen College, Oxford
GARDINER, Rena (artist and author). The Story of Magdalen College, Oxford. Workshop Press, The Thatch Cottage, Tarrant Monkton, Blandford Forum, Dorset. 1977.
Slim small 4to. Publisher's pictorial wrappers with wrap-around design in lithographed colours by Rena Gardiner; pp. 48; fully and lavishly lithographed throughout in colour, from hand-drawn plates by the artist; with double-page plan in colours to verso of upper cover, pictorially printed inner lower cover, a double-page plate of the college to the centre, and a total of more than 60 coloured lithographs; a near fine, clean copy with a barely noticeable short crease to bottom forecorner of upper cover; rather scarce.
First edition, published for the President and Scholars of the College of St. Mary Magdalen in the University of Oxford in an edition of some 3,000 copies; not reprinted until 1991, when the second edition appeared.