Dossier K. Wederwaardigheden van een kleine k. in het Land van de Grote Broerokratie
Ganglion, Amsterdam: 1975
8vo, saddle-stapled booklet housed in marbled boards with a title pastedown to front panel, which is bound on all four sides by spiral wire - making the book unopenable. Illustrated with drawings by Armand Haye. Artists' book by Hoekstra issued in the wake of the Provo movement. The booklet within is a commentary on the byzantine and absurd nature of Dutch bureacracy and the judicial system. We've made no attempt to open this copy. Some faint toning along the right hand margin, else fine and bright.
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