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  1. Dutch counterculture [ Item 26 ] BernEtt PenKA rAre BooKS on the ArtS AnD VISuAl culture

  2. Provo and Dutch Counterculture Dutch Second-Wave Feminism (Dolle Mina) and was followed by the hippie movement, the anarchist group Kabouters, various squatter movements, and ultimately Dutch Punk. Provo was a Dutch counterculture movement active in 1965–1976 that sought to provoke violent responses from municipal authorities via non-violent methods and absurdist hu- mor. Provo was founded on May 25, 1965, by anti-smoking activist and performance artist Robert Jasper Grootveld, together with the anarchist philosophers Roel van Duijn and Rob Stolk. It evolved from anti-smoking and anti-war happenings of the early 1960s, and would come to epitomize the Netherlands as a site of international protest and counter- culture movements. The movement officially disbanded just two years later, on May 13, 1967, reacting to broad public sympathy and internal differences among members. Provo had been preceded by the Nozem subculture, The present group contains complete runs of Provo’s major periodicals and pamphlet series, as well as a wide range of related publications by the “provotariat.” It documents Provo’s im- pact not only in Amsterdam, but in Brussels, Den Haag, Groningen, Maastricht, Rotterdam and elsewhere. Finally, we offer a significant group of jour- nals, publications, and ephemera document- ing the important Dutch second-wave feminist group Dolle Mina (Mad Mina), named in honor of Dutch feminist Wilhelmina Drucker (1847– 1925), including numerous broadsides and a complete run of the two feminist journals Evolutie and Borsing. Bernett Penka Rare Books LLC 144 Lincoln Street Boston, MA 02111 Tel.: +1 (617) 350-7778 artbooks@fabernett.com info@penkararebooks.com

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  4. 1. Provo. No. 1 (July 1965) through no. 15 (March 1967). (All published). Amsterdam, 1965–1967. Slim quartos. Original pic- torial self-wrappers; 12–45 pp. per issue. Covers slightly rubbed and chipped; some small tears along folds; else about very good. $ 3,750 The official mouthpiece of the anarchic countercultural Provo movement in the Netherlands, including contributions from Roel Van Duyn, Olaf Stoop, and Ab Pruis among others. Provo was used to promote and incite action for concrete social change. Heavily illustrated throughout with political cartoons and images from photographs. The Provo movement was known for its happenings, which were designed to attract police intervention, thereby incit- ing revolt and action by the municipal government. The group, heavily influenced by performance artist Robert Jasper Grootveld and the philosophy student Roel van Dujin, promoted numerous schemes for the betterment of society, one of the more famous being the White Bicycle Plan that strove to replace cars in the city center with free bicycles. The groups also disturbed Princess Beatrix's wedding with a smoke bomb in protest to her fiancé's membership to a Nazi youth group, and demonstrated against the Vietnam war. When the movement began to be accepted by mainstream culture, signified in 1967 with the election of a Provo representative, it was disbanded and a funeral was held to mark the occasion. (44387) 4 Bernett Penka Rare Books, Dutch Counterculture Catalog, October 2019

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  6. 2. Image: Witte Pers Zondagsblad. Nos. 1 (8 July 1966) through no. 8 (24 September 1966) (all published). Amsterdam, 1966. Scattered illustrations. Some scattered browning, mild soiling. 4to. to tall 4to. Stapled self-wrpps., housed in modern red card- board folder. $ 2,250 A scarce complete run in eight issues of the short-lived mimeo- graphed Amsterdam Provo magazine, with contributions from Duco van Weerlee, Rob Stolk, Hans Tuynman, Peter Bronkhorst, Th. Holterman, Jan de Leeuw, Louis van Abcoude, and Nico van Apeldoorn, three of the issues each devoted to a single topic including a women's issue, a men’s issue, and a special smoking issue. As of September 2019, WorldCat locates only two holdings in North American institutions. (49038) 6 Bernett Penka Rare Books, Dutch Counterculture Catalog, October 2019

  7. 3. Bijster. Year 1, No. 1 (1969) through Year 1, No. 6 (May/June 1970). (All published). Amsterdam: De Bezige Bij, 1969–1970. Slim quartos. Original pictorial wrappers; 30–33 pp. per issue. With illustrations throughout. Some covers slightly rubbed, no. 5 detached from covers. $ 850 Complete run of the Dutch cultural and literary journal with a political edge, including artistic contributions from noted art- ists, illustrators, photographers, and cartoonists, such as Willem (Bernard Holtrop), Oscar de Wit, Taetske Hellinga, and Ed van der Elsken, with articles discussing topics such as the works of Bob Dylan and Jerzy Kosinski, and the legacy of Che Guevara. As of September 2019, WorldCat locates three complete runs in North America. (43995) 7 Bernett Penka Rare Books, Dutch Counterculture Catalog, October 2019

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  9. 4. God, Nederland & Oranje. Nos. 1 (1966) through 10 (March 1968) (all published). Amsterdam: J. B. Mets, 1966–1968. Vari- ous sizes. Original printed wrappers; 16 pp. per issue. Very good. $ 3,500 Complete run of this Dutch anarchist-influenced political and sa- tirical cartoon magazine, closely allied with the Provo movement. Each issue contains a number of provocative and often graph- ic cartoons depicting international political leaders and social issues. The graphic and provocative cartoons, by illustrators such as Willem (Bernard Willem Holtrop), Topor, and Midas, et. al., regularly led to issues being confiscated and movement members being arrested and prosecuted. In particular, the journal had a strong anti-monarchist bent and vocally opposed the marriage of Princess Beatrix and Claus von Amsberg. As of September 2019, OCLC locates six holdings in North Ameri- ca, of which only one appears to be complete. (48224) 9 Bernett Penka Rare Books, Dutch Counterculture Catalog, October 2019

  10. 5. Provokatie [Provocation], nos. 1–17. Includes the original edition of Provokatie no. 3, featuring the image of Prince Ber- nhard of the Netherlands, later censored and replaced by red pencil annotation “censuur.” Amsterdam: Provo, 1965–1966. Various sizes and formats, mostly 33.8 × 21.5 cm, some smaller. Xeroxed text and image, as well as mimeographed typescript. Very good. $ 2,000 Complete series of these mimeographed and xerox-copied Provo tracts, distributed individually and with the journal Provo (as fold- ed inserts). The third issue, which features the image of Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, was self-censured by the group and replaced with the red “censuur.” Our set includes both versions, the censored and uncensored version. Number seven was official- ly censured, but is also included here. Number 5 contains Provo’s white bicycle plan, a campaign against inner-city traffic. As of September 2019, KVK and OCLC only show two holdings in North America. (50148) 10 Bernett Penka Rare Books, Dutch Counterculture Catalog, October 2019

  11. [ SMALL ARChive of PRovo ePheMeRA ] 6. Group of eight documents related to the short-lived Dutch counterculture movement. Various cities, all circa 1966. Mostly A4 format (29.5 × 21 cm). Five broadsides with illustrations from drawings, cartoons, and photographs, three only typed text. Some minor creasing and toning. Loose as issued. $ 850 On topics including the Witte Scholenplan (White Schools Plan), a photography exhibition, protests, homosexuality, imperialism, the R.T.R. (Revolutionair Terroristische Raad), and animal activ- ism, one with illustrations by Willem van Malsen. (48569) 11 Bernett Penka Rare Books, Dutch Counterculture Catalog, October 2019

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  13. [ AMSTeRdAM PRovo ] 7. Jan Swagerman, Dick van der Heijden, Pi Blok, Ed Plieger, Otto Tieskens, Frank van Driel, Gé Reinders, Har van Fulpen, et al. Holland Hapt, nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16 and an un- numbered issue in two variant wrappers. With: Dam Hapt, nos. 1–4 and three unnumbered issues, and Hapt 8: Revolution into Renaissance (American edition). Amsterdam: self-published, 1968–1971. Quartos (mostly 34 × 21.5 cm). Original side-stapled pictorial wrappers; mimeographed text and image; approx. 20–30 pp. per issue. A few issues hole-punched to left margin; overall about very good. $ 1,750 A substantial run of what is surely one of the most visually ap- pealing journals associated with the Provo movement, an under- ground magazine with colorful pictorial wrappers and inventively designed contents printed on variously colored paper stock. The publication was not meant to be sold and was created by various authors who each contributed a two-sided leaf of mimeographed text or images. The print run was 500 copies per issue. As of September 2019, KVK and OCLC only show various issues at IISG Amsterdam, Amsterdam University, and Amherst. Dam hapt is not held in North America. (50149) 13 Bernett Penka Rare Books, Dutch Counterculture Catalog, October 2019

  14. [ BRuSSeLS PRovo ] 8. Claeys, Herman. Revo: blad van het Belgische provotariaat, nos. 1, 4, and 5 (of five published; no. 3 was not issued). Brus- sels: self-published, 1966–1967. Slim quartos (ca 29 × 11 cm). Original staple-stitched red decorative wrappers; mimeographed typescript to rectos and versos; 20–40 pp. per issue. About very good; issue 1 with moisture stains. $ 750 Nearly complete run of this scarce Flemish “paper of the Belgian provotariat” (no. 4 is a reprint of the first issue of Provo, published in Amsterdam and the third issue was never issued). From the cover: “REVO is voor provoos, anarchisten, ban-de-bommers, verdachten, outkatsts, individualisten en pop-fens. En tegen de kapitalisten, pastoors, TV-kijkers, politsikomisarisen, flamingant- en, belastingontvangers, sollisitanten, pausen, gezachdragers, voor-huwelelsspaarsters stadsoutomobilisten, directeurs, arriv- isten, natovrijwilligers, moeders-aan-de-haard en zebrapadloop- ers.” As of September 2019, KVK and OCLC show three holdings in North America (including one incomplete holding that consists only of a single issue). (50151) 14 Bernett Penka Rare Books, Dutch Counterculture Catalog, October 2019

  15. [ BRuSSeLS PRovo ] 9. Valles, J. and General Janssens, editors. Provo special, nos. 1 (marche anti a.) and no. 2 (militariste) (all published). Brussels, 1966. Octavos (21.5 × 15 cm). Original staple-stitched xeroxed and offset-printed self-wrappers; 8 and 12 pp. of images. Very good copies. $ 350 Complete run in two issues of these fully illustrated pamphlets of cartoons, similar in style to those in “God, Nederland & Oranje.” Most images signed “KK”. As of September 2019, KVK and OCLC only show one holding in North America. (50161) 15 Bernett Penka Rare Books, Dutch Counterculture Catalog, October 2019

  16. [ den hAAg PRovo ] 10. Kuntz, G. C., editor. Provoke! Provoceer!!! Subversief an- archisten blad. The Hague, September 1967. Octavo (21.5 × 14 cm). Original staple-stitched xeroxed pictorial wrappers; 8 pp. of mimeographed text and illustrations to rectos and versos. Very good. $ 300 Rare publication of Provo in The Hague, a “subversive anar- chist paper” that contains texts full of violent rhetoric and with the plan for a time bomb. Among the contents: “Demonstration against the Ministry of Defense. Against the murder of the indi- vidual.” As of September 2019, KVK and OCLC only show one copy in North America. (50158) 16 Bernett Penka Rare Books, Dutch Counterculture Catalog, October 2019

  17. [ den hAAg PRovo ] 11. Lynx: maandblad uitgegeven door het Haagse provotariaat, no. 2 (of three published). The Hague, 1966. Octavo (21.5 × 14 cm). Original staple-stitched xeroxed decorative wrappers; mim- eographed typescript and xeroxed images to rectos and versos; 38 pp. Very good. $ 125 Single issue of this Provo serial published in Den Haag, published by a workgroup titled “Haagse Happening” (Den Haag Happen- ing). With contributions by Robert van Gemert, Anton Venselaar, Dolf Hartsuiker, A. van der Weele, J. de la Rie, Peter Walraven and others, with numerous satirical drawings (by Barney and others). As of September 2019, KVK and OCLC only show one (incomplete) holding in North America. (50163) 17 Bernett Penka Rare Books, Dutch Counterculture Catalog, October 2019

  18. [ den hAAg PRovo ePheMeRA ] 12. [Jutte, Jacob] and International Provo. Provo-pamflet A–F. International Provo. (All published). [The Hague?], ca. 1969?. Six handbills, measuring 21.6 × 17.3 cm, with reproduced typescript and drawings. Fine. $ 450 Rare Provo handbills, in all likelihood issued in Den Haag, by sympathizers of the Provo movement. One leaflet makes fun of the right-wing newspaper “Telegraaf”, three others contain an- ti-Vietnam photographs and caricatures. As of September 2019, KVK, OCLC only show one holding world- wide. (50152) 18 Bernett Penka Rare Books, Dutch Counterculture Catalog, October 2019

  19. [ eindhoven PRovo ] 13. Neeteson, Kees and Paul de Nooijer, editors. De andere krant, nos. 6, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19. Underground newspaper (DAK). Eindhoven: Muskuspress, 1968–1969. Original staple-stitched pictorial wrappers; xeroxed typescript and illustrations; ca. 16-24 pp. per issue. About very good. $ 250 Scarce set of issues of this attractively designed Provo- and squat- ting-related periodical (“The other newspaper”) from the Dutch North (Friesland), published by Muskus Press. As of September 2019, KVK and OCLC only show one (incomplete) holding in North America. (50154) 19 Bernett Penka Rare Books, Dutch Counterculture Catalog, October 2019

  20. [ gRoningen PRovo ] 14. Scandal, nos. 0, 1–2, and 3 (of five published). Groningen: self-published, 1966. Slim quartos (29.8 × 10.4 cm). Original staple-stitched decorative wrappers; mimeographed typescript to rectos and versos, often on color stock or using colored ink; ca. 20 pp. per issue. Very good. $ 650 Issue called 0 constitutes no. 1. Issue no. 1–2 (unnumbered) is complete with the match and the Hitler postal stamp to front wrapper verso. Of the first issue (no. 0), apparently 30 copies were confiscated by police. Among the authors were Thom Jaspers, Sjoerd Punter, Melle Siepel, Henry de Wolf and Kees van der Hoef. As of September 2019, KVK and OCLC only show one (incomplete) holding in North America. (50155) 20 Bernett Penka Rare Books, Dutch Counterculture Catalog, October 2019

  21. [ MAASTRiChT PRovo ] 15. Lynx, no. 4 (the peace issue). Maastricht, 1966–1967. Slim quarto (27.5 × 11 cm). Original staple-stitched illustrated wrap- pers; mimeographed typescript and xeroxed illustrations to rec- tos and versos; very good. $ 125 Single issue of this Provo serial published in Maastricht, with the same format as the original Amsterdam Provo periodical. The contributors included Yves van Kempen, Roelof Bos, Wim van Beers, Jaap J. Rosier, Nic Moust, Vic Willems, Jan Moling, Henk Scherff and others. One of the issues was LSD-themed and fea- tured a small pouch of white powder inside… As of September 2019, KVK and OCLC only show one (incomplete) holding in North America. (50162) 21 Bernett Penka Rare Books, Dutch Counterculture Catalog, October 2019

  22. [ The “PARALLeL” veRSion of PRovo ] 16. Provo, no. 1 (all published). Parallel edition. [Amsterdam, 1967]. Slim quarto (30 × 10.5 cm). Original staple-stitched xe- roxed pictorial wrappers; 16 pp. of mimeographed text to rectos and versos. Very good. $ 250 A scarce rival edition to the original Provo published by B. A. Lans, Jil, Renie, Vincent and Joost B. The front wrapper features the text “Provo is dood! Leve Provo!” (“Provo is dead! Long live Provo!”). As of September 2019, KVK, OCLC only show two copies in North America. (50159) 22 Bernett Penka Rare Books, Dutch Counterculture Catalog, October 2019

  23. [ “PRogReSSief/SATiRiSCh/AggReSSief” ] 17. Hageman, E. Duintjer Tebbens, et al. Por: tijdschrift van de New Left, nos. 1, 2, 4 (of four published). Leeuwarden, 1966– 1967. Slim quartos (27.5 × 10.7 cm). Original staple-stitched pictorial wrappers; ca. 14–20 pp. per issue. Very good. $ 650 Scarce Provo-related periodical from the Dutch North (Friesland), subtitled “journal for the New Left.” As of September 2019, KVK and OCLC only show one (incomplete) holding in North America. (50153) 23 Bernett Penka Rare Books, Dutch Counterculture Catalog, October 2019

  24. [PRovo 1 – RePRinT ] 18. Provo 1, a reprint in an edition of 400 copies of the first Provo issue from 1965. [Amsterdam]: De Bezige Bij, 1969. Slim quarto (29.6 × 10.9 cm). Original decorative wrappers; 257 pp. About very good; tape repair to spine extremities. $ 150 A reprint in an edition of 400 copies of the first issue of Provo (1965), which had been largely confiscated. Also included is a handwritten note by the Provo admin Hans Metz thanking their subscriber and apologizing for the unavailability of the first is- sues: “nr. 1 is zoals u misschien weet in beslag genomen, en nrs. 2 en 3 zijn op.” (50169) 24 Bernett Penka Rare Books, Dutch Counterculture Catalog, October 2019

  25. [ PRovo AnThoLogy ] 19. Het slechtste uit “Provo” : een bloemlezing uit alle ver- schenen nummers van het tijdschrift “Provo” [The worst from “Provo”: an anthology from all published issues of the mag- azine “Provo”]. [Amsterdam]: De Bezige Bij, 1969. Slim quarto (29.6 × 10.9 cm). Original decorative wrappers; 257 pp. About very good; tape repair to spine extremities; text beginning to de- tach from wrappers. $ 150 Uncommon anthology of texts of the original fifteen-volume jour- nal Provo. (50168) 25 Bernett Penka Rare Books, Dutch Counterculture Catalog, October 2019

  26. [ PRovo CoPyCATS ] 20. Zwart, Koos, editor. Inept, no. 6. Amsterdam, 1966. Slim quarto (30 × 10.5 cm). Original staple-stitched xeroxed self-wrap- pers; 27, [1] pp. of mimeographed text and image to rectos and versos (reverse pagination). Very good. $ 225 Scarce rival edition in the style of Provo serials, with similar con- tents and layout. The contributors include Ole Eshuis, Han Zuid- hoek, Peter van Besouw, and Koos Zwart. One of 900 copies. Earli- er issues had even lower print runs and are extremely scarce. As of September 2019, KVK, OCLC only show a single holding in North America (only two issues). (50160) 26 Bernett Penka Rare Books, Dutch Counterculture Catalog, October 2019

  27. [ PRovo ePheMeRA ] 21. Provo rubber-stamped edition of “In Dienst,” the publica- tion of the Dutch Ministry of Defense. $ 150 Two issues of “In Dienst’ (one duplicate) that were “confiscated” by Provo members and stamped with a large rubber stamp to the cover and issued as a “supplement” to the Provo journal. The stamp reads “Provo – Extra-Kleuren-Klere – Bijlage” (“Provo, extra-color supplement”). Quite rare thus; as of September 2019 we cannot trace any copies through KVK and OCLC. (50167) 27 Bernett Penka Rare Books, Dutch Counterculture Catalog, October 2019

  28. [ PRovo iSSue of AMSTeRdAM STudenT JouRnAL ] 22. Orion: blad voor psychologiestudenten. Provo...nummer. Amsterdam, [1966?]. Slim quarto (30 × 10.5 cm). Original sta- ple-stitched xeroxed pictorial wrappers; mimeographed type- script and illustrations to rectos and versos; 32 pp. Very good. $ 200 Single issue of this Amsterdam student journal, devoted to Provo and replicating the format of the Provo publications. With contri- butions by P. Blitz, Hans ten Dam, Roel van Duyn, Ewout van der Hoog, Otto Kamstra and many others. As of September 2019, KVK, OCLC only show one copy in North America. (50206) 28 Bernett Penka Rare Books, Dutch Counterculture Catalog, October 2019

  29. [ The duTCh “Red Book” ] 23. Revolutsjoner manifest, of het Nederlandse roje boekje [Revolutionary manifesto, or the Dutch red book]. Amsterdam: De Roje Pers, [1967]. Octavo (21.6 × 11 cm). Original pictorial wrappers (linocut); 26, [2] pp. of mimeographed text to rectos and versos. Very good. $ 250 First and only edition. With a printed note indicating that the front wrapper is an original linocut print; with several mimeo- graphed illustrations throughout the text. As of September 2019, KVK and OCLC only show one copy in North America. (50166) 29 Bernett Penka Rare Books, Dutch Counterculture Catalog, October 2019

  30. [ RoTTeRdAM PRovo ] 24. Desperado: blad van het Rotterdamse provotariaat [Des- perado: bulletin of the Rotterdam provotariate], nos. 1–5 (of 6). Rotterdam: Provo Rotterdam, [1966]. Rotterdam: self-published, 1966. Slim quartos (34 × 11 cm), excepting first issue (21.4 × 14 cm). Original pictorial staple-stitched wrappers; mimeographed text and occasional illustrations to rectos and versos; ca. 30-40 pp. per issue. $ 850 Nearly complete run of this Rotterdam-based Provo journal, which retains the format of the original Amsterdam Provo. As of September 2019, KVK and OCLC only show copies in Dutch institutional libraries. (50156) 30 Bernett Penka Rare Books, Dutch Counterculture Catalog, October 2019

  31. [ uTReChT SquATTeR Zine ] 25. Springstof [Explosives]. Utrecht, 1981–2001? Various sizes, mostly A4 (29.5 × 21 cm). Very good. $ 275 Various issues of this striking Utrecht squatters journal, which retained its distinctive xerox aesthetic from the early 1980s into the new millenium. Most issues appear to be from the late 1990s/ early 2000s. Scarce in the trade and institutionally: as of September 2019, KVK and OCLC only show the holdings at Amsterdam’s IISG. (50164) 31 Bernett Penka Rare Books, Dutch Counterculture Catalog, October 2019

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  33. [ “BoSS of My own BeLLy” – duTCh SeCond-wAve feMiniSM ] 26. Group of journals, publications, and ephemera document- ing the important Dutch second-wave feminist group Dolle Mina (Mad Mina), named in honor of Dutch feminist Wilhelmina Drucker (1847–1925). Various places and formats, mostly Am- sterdam and Den Haag, ca. 1970–1982. Inquire for a detailed list of contents. $ 2,750 The Dolle Mina group was formed in late 1969 by a group of 19 male and female socialist activists, in order to highlight female in- equality in Dutch society through playful and provocative public actions. It was both more playful and more radical in its approach than the feminist network Man-Vrouw-Maatschappij (Man-Wom- an-Society) founded in 1967. As a result, historian Alex J. Todd claims that “by the end of 1970, Dolle Mina counted a network of almost 5,000 activists across the Netherlands. This network was made possible by the growth of television in the 1960s and 1970s. On Saturday 24 January 1970 … an estimated four million viewers … watched Dolle Mina catcalling and harassing men in a gesture that attempted to subvert the widespread objectification of wom- en on Amsterdam’s streets. This action, the nafluit-actie, gained particular notoriety in the media, with the New York Times run- ning an article the following May with the headline ‘Dutch Wom- en’s Lib: Whistling at Men’”. Among others, the group includes early manifestos and broad- sides documenting the group’s actions, a scarce photo-publi- cation documenting its invasion of a gynecology conference to protest for abortion rights, as well as a complete run of the Dolle Mina journal Evolutie (1970–1971). Also included are several later feminist documents, such as a complete run of the later radical feminist journal Borsing (1981). (50231) 33 Bernett Penka Rare Books, Dutch Counterculture Catalog, October 2019

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