San Francisco: H.S. Crocker, 1918.
First Edition. Hardcover. Good+. 11" x 8", pp, with 26 halftone photographic plates. Original paper-covered boards with mounted cover illustration. Some chipping to paper over spine and fore edges, upper corners rubbed, library stamp on front free endpaper, card pocket on rear pastedown, illustration clipped from another source pasted to rear free endpaper. Binding sound, contents clean. Getty Museum: "Born the youngest of four sons into a wealthy San Francisco family, Francis Bruguière was interested in painting, poetry, and music, and became an accomplished pianist. Upon his return from Europe, where he studied painting, he met Alfred Stieglitz...and soon took up photography. While studying with Frank Eugene (Smith), Bruguière joined the Photo-Secession....Around 1912 Bruguière began to experiment with multiple exposures. In 1918 he published a book of Pictorialist views of his hometown, titled San Francisco. Soon thereafter, he returned to New York, where he opened a new studio, and began his famous series of cut-paper abstractions. In 1928 he moved to London where he designed stage sets and photographic murals."