Melbourne by Night Photographed by W. L. Lucke-Meyer. W. L. Lucke-Meyer, Basil Burdett.
Melbourne by Night Photographed by W. L. Lucke-Meyer.
Melbourne by Night Photographed by W. L. Lucke-Meyer.
Melbourne by Night Photographed by W. L. Lucke-Meyer.

Melbourne by Night Photographed by W. L. Lucke-Meyer.

Sydney: Art in Australia Ltd, Ca. 1934. Wraps. Uncommon early Australian photographic view book of 1930s Melbourne at night, ranging from elegant images such as 'Henley on the Yarra' depicting fireworks over the city, to a more gritty image of a tradesman asleep on a pile of wares at the market, beneath a sign warning of pickpockets. The images show the influence of Paul Morand's 'Paris de Nuit', a photographic study of the City of Light at night, which was published the previous year.

The images are evocative-- depictions of different parts of Melbourne, many late night car lined street views without many pedestrians, including: Collins Street, Ridgway Place, fog over the city, the Public Library, the Eastern Market, Melbourne Under the Moon, Swanston Street, the Alexandra Gardens, and Chinatown.

4to, [31] pp, b&w printed photographic illustrations throughout. In the original pictorial paper wrappers, price struck out at upper corner, wrappers vertically creased and rubbed at edges; ink presentation inscription at title page, signed Una Longmire. Despite signs of wear, this view book is in good + condition. Trove 7682268 records 5 copies. Good + overall. Item #25830

Price: $175.00

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