Sydney: The Beagle Press, 2010. First Edition secound printing. Hardcover : pp. [1-5] 6-252; Over 200 colour illustrations plus documentary photographs; Black boards; Dust wrapper with detail from 'Explorer Attacked by Parrots' (1960); Black spine with red and white lettering.
Former owne'rs name written on the front paste-down in pen. Near fine. Item #1488
"Gavin Fry's penetrating and fluent study fuses the adventurs of the artist's life with the artistic development in a single fascinating story. The author follows Tucker's course from childhood overshadowed by poverty and family tradgedyduring the Great Depression through his strenuous self education in the Victorian State Library, the untutored life drawing sessions with the VAS, and the arena of commercial art which lead to his critical friendships - Yosl Bergner, Danila Vassilieff, Adrian Lawlor, John and Sunday Reed, and Sidney Nolan." (From inside the dust cover jacket).