She did it herself: the books of Rena Gardiner

Martin Andrews
University of Reading
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An introduction to auto-lithography and the work of Rena Gardiner who, in a small cottage in Dorset, devoted her life to writing, illustrating, printing and binding a series of historical guide books. Rena treated a small industrial press as a hand-press and created work of great individuality.

Martin Andrews is a lecturer in the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading and is a museum designer and printing historian.

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