London. Allan Wingate. 1955. First edition. Blue cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. 161 pages. Frontispiece and hors texte black-and-white plates. 220 x 145mm (8¾ x 5¾"). 0.4kg. . English. Very good, in very good dust jacket; very light shelf wear to jacket, spine very slightly faded, short closed tear to lower edge of front jacket, not price-clipped; light spotting to endpapers; a very well preserved copy.
The scarce second volume of memoirs from artist Nina Hamnett, following on from Laughing Torso published in 1933. Hamnett witty anecdotes and recollections recall the bohemian world of London and Paris during the late 1920s and early 1930s. 'This was a world of pubs and clubs and parties, of painters, patrons, poets, boxers and tarts, of champagne drunk with the rich, quiet visits to the pawnshop and studio free-for-alls'. Hamnett's life was anything but dull.