Melbourne: Lansdowne, 1976. First Edition/ Limited Edition. Hardcover : pp.  136 : illustrated throughout : limited to 1000 signed and numbered copies of which this is number 569 (tipped in) : light brown cloth boards with pasted on inset illustration and gilt lettering : light brown cloth covered slipcase : Guy Boyd Sculptures exhibition catalogue loosely inserted : plastic protective cover.
A few light fox spots to block edges; faint foxing to first and last few leaves. Very good. Item #4049
Guy Martin à Beckett Boyd (1923-1988), sculptor and potter, was born on 12 June 1923 at Murrumbeena, Melbourne, third child of William Merric Boyd, potter, and his wife Doris Lucy Eleanor Bloomfield, née Gough, a painter. Grandson of the painters Arthur Merric and Emma Minnie Boyd, nephew of the novelist Martin Boyd, cousin of the architect Robin Boyd, and brother of the painters and potters Arthur and David Boyd, Guy never doubted his vocation as an artist. He chose sculpture, he said, because in painting he could not compete with Arthur, the brother he always revered. The à Beckett family fortunes, on which his father depended, dwindled to nothing in the Depression years. Guy and his brothers, for whom a Murrumbeena state primary school education had to suffice, took labouring jobs. In 1941-46 he served in the Militia. A committed pacifist, he refused to bear arms and worked at first as a draughtsman. Conflicts with his superiors were resolved when he was posted in 1944 to the 103rd Convalescent Depot, Ingleburn, New South Wales, to teach pottery to the patients. - Australian Dictionary of Biography.