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Henri's Walk to Paris - Saul Bass & Leonore Klein

Henri's Walk to Paris - Saul Bass & Leonore Klein

BASS, Saul. KLEIN, Leonore.
Henri's Walk to Paris. 
First edition. 4to. (48pp), profusely illustrated in colour. Yellow boards with original colour illustrated dust jacket. New York: Young Scott Books, 1962.
Dust jacket a little torn and soiled. Inside clean and bright.

An uncommon first edition of the only children's book designed by Saul Bass. Henri's Walk to Paris is a collaboration between Bass and writer Leonore Klein. The story of little Henri is told via minimalist design, vivid colours and bold titles characteristic of the Bass aesthetic. This copy is inscribed by Bass to the designer Hans Schleger.

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