Amsterdam: Lont, 1980. First edition. Small oblong 4to, unpaginated. Photographically illustrated wraps. Profusely illustrated with b/w photographs. Text in Dutch.
A striking photobook which documents the protests ollowing the eviction of squatters on the Vondelstraat in Amsterdam in 1980. The title reproduces contemporary graffiti and can be translated "Be Patient This Street Is Squatted." With photographs of graffiti, street protest scenes, leaflets, barricades, squatters and police tanks etc. A good account of the standoff is described by Lynn Owens in "Cracking Under Pressure," pp. 67-68.
A series of illustrations are printed at the lower right hand margin on the recto of each page, turning the book into a flipbook depicting the disrobing and vanquishing of a porcine riot cop by a pair of anarchist jack-in-the-boxes.
Spine heavily creased, with some additional creasing to wraps and moderate rubbing, and the binding nearly broken at one point, but still intact. A worn good only example, of a book usually found heavily worn. Item #25956