BAILEY, Truman. Polynesian Venture. New York, Doubleday, 1939.
8vo. Original black cloth decorated and lettered in pink and turquoise; pp. vii, , 233, a few drawings in the text, numerous plates after photographs (a few double-page); little spot to half-title and title-page, otherwise very good.
First edition of a book by an American designer in search of inspiration for the manufacturers back home, entirely designed and ilustrated by the author. Bailey visited Cambodia, Korea, Japan, Samoa, and Thailand.