Amsterdam: Parel van de Jordaan, 1966. First edition. Oblong 4to, offset printed; stab-stapled and covered in cloth tape at spine, as issued. With the rare poster for the related exhibition Politieoptreden, which opened on the 19th of March.
A photobook issued by the Provo to document the protests and ensuing police crackdown surrounding the marriage of Princess Beatrix to Claude von Amsburg - the catalyzing event of the Provo movement. It includes reproductions of photographs by Ed van der Elsken, Cor Jaring, Koen Wessing, G. J. Wolfensperger, and texts by Rob Stolk and Christopher Hahn.
One of the uncommon but significant class of photobooks in the 60's that was produced by the group involved, rather than photographic documentation by an outside observer or the mass media.
The poster laid in is for the exhibition Politieoptreden 10-3-66, which was held just 9 days after the events documented in the book at Polak en Van Gennep. It is illustrated with the same photograph of Dutch police dragging a protestor by his hair through the streets. The exhibition became infamous because the police arrived in force, destroying photographic equipment and searching for Van der Elsken, whose work is included in the exhibition and the book. Van Gesteren made his Provo film Omdat mijn fiets daar stond at the exhibition.
A very good example, with the wraps a little foxed, with a small, 1" faint area of erosion to front wrap at spine, not affecting image. The exhibition poster is folded once, with a small crease to one tip, but very good. Item #30238