Andre Deutsch. London. 1960. First edition, first printing. British edition. Hardback, 8vo; black cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. 176 pages. 12 hors texte black-and-white plates. English. 215 x 145mm. 0.4kg. . Good, in very good dust jacket; light shelf wear to jacket, light wear to forecorners and head of spine, slight yellowing to white areas, not price-clipped; some bowing to boards, bumped towards head of spine.
A snappily-written autobiography from Peggy Guggenheim. The book takes in her unusual childhood and family, the launch of 'Guggenheim Jeune' in London and 'Art of This Century' in New York, and her villa and art collection in Venice. Guggenheim provides numerous anecdotes featuring a cast of Modern artists and, in her own words, marks out her place in history as an avant-garde collector, an artistic patron and the discover of such artists as Jackson Pollock.