Few are chosen: studies in the theatrical lighting of life's theatre

London: Eric Partridge Ltd at the Scholartis Press, 1931. First edition, limited to 130 copies, 8vo, pp. [8], 116; [4]; 12 photographic prints of paper cuts; blue cloth, gilt title direct on cover and spine, t.e.g., bookplate, owner's signature on upper endpaper, light sunning to edges and spine, very good. Few are Chosen was identified by The Photograph Collector's Guide as notable "for [its] creative integration of text and images." The photos of abstract and semi-figurative paper cuts shot with the creative application of light are a hallmark of Francis Bruguière's work. The text itself is a collection of short stories with strong gay undertones and misery as its primary theme. An adventurous project for the 1930s. Scarce. Item #50549

Price: $1,250.00