New York. The Macmillan Company. 1960. First edition, first printing. Black cloth-bound hardback with silver decoration and title in red to spine, dust jacket. 176 pages. 12 hors texte black-and-white plates. 215 x 145mm (8½ x 5¾"). 0.4kg. . English. Very good, in very good dust jacket; jacket has very slight shelf wear, some wear to spine ends, price-clipped; slight rubbing to cloth boards.
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.