Paris: Flammarion, Père Castor, 1946, 1st (and only?) printing; single page size 21 x 24 cm, open frieze oblong 64 x 24 cm or 33 x 9.5"; 8 pp. French language softcover tall.
From 1944 to 1947 Pierre Belvès, also an artist and an educator, created 16 short friezes for Paul Faucher (for Père Castor). This one, Bayard, opens like a book, showing two knights facing, then opens again from the center, revealing a long frieze with three scenes from Bayard's life. On the back are the two knights, the title page, and a page of text telling the story of this medieval knight and giving some hints on watercolour and gouache. These friezes would make a nice small collection. Most are hard to find including this one.
CONDITION: Very Good; no names or colouring, toned, on front "cover" slight rubbing to matte surface when held slanted to light and minor foxing and spot visible on white margins., flat and clean. Item #22263