Talking It Over (London Limited Editions, 1991)


Notes on this edition: The London Limited Edition of Talking It Over is the second limited edition produced of Julian Barnes’s works. Limited to 200 copies, the text is identical to the first U.K. edition published by Jonathan Cape, except for some preliminary pages, including the limitation signature page.

Descriptive Bibliography: First Limited edition – London: London Limited Editions, 1991. £32.00. 200 copies.

Title Page: As in the first edition hardback published by Jonathan Cape.

Copyright Page: As in the first edition hardback published by Jonathan Cape.

Collation: 21.5 x 13.7 cm. As the first edition hardback published by Jonathan Cape, except with two new sheets tipped in to endpapers. Sheet One (front): ‘JULIAN BARNES | TALKING IT OVER | [asterisk] | LONDON | LIMITED | EDITIONS’. (verso): blank. Sheet Two (front): ‘One of 200 numbered copies of the | First Edition of | Talking It Over | signed by the author and | specially bound. | No. [hand numbered] | [author signature]’. (verso): blank.

General description: Binding 22.3 x 14.3 cm. Marble paper over boards, dark blue cloth quarter binding gold blocked on spine. Issued with glassine dustwrapper. White endpapers.

Nothing to Be Frightened Of (Vintage International, 2008)


Notes on this edition: Nothing to Be Frightened Of. New York: Vintage International, 2008. Pp. 243. 21 cm. ISBN: 9780307389985. $15.00

First edition U.S. paperback of Julian Barnes’s Nothing to Be Frightened Of. Cover design by Megan Wilson.

История на света в 10 ½ глави | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Obsidian, 2001; Bulgarian)


Notes on this edition: История на света в 10 ½ глави | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. Sofia: Obsidian, 2001. Pp. 341 [1]. 20 cm. Translated by Dimitrina Kondeva and Zornitsa Dimova. ISBN: 9548240904 (Bulgarian)

Metroland (Humanitas, 2004; Romanian)


Notes on this edition: Metroland. Bucureşti: Humanitas, 2004. Pp. 215. 20 cm. Translated by Mihai Moroiu. ISBN: 9735007835. (Romanian)

Paper cover with red promotional band, as pictured.

フロベールの鸚鵡 | Flaubert’s Parrot (白水社, 1993; Japanese)


Notes on this edition: フロベールの鸚鵡 | Flaubert’s Parrot (東京: 白水社, 1993. Pp. 294. 18 cm. ISBN: 9784560071021. Series: 白水Uブックス ;102.海外小說の誘惑 (Japanese)

Paper cream cover covered in white dust wrapper.

Metroland (Haffmans Verlag, 1989)


Notes on this edition: Metroland.  Zürich: Haffmans Verlag, 1989. Pp. 231. 18 cm. Translated by Gertraude Krueger. ISBN: 3251011286

Cover art by Volker Kriegel. Marked as “Haffmans-Taschenbuch 128”.

The copy pictured has a bookseller’s inventory/price sticker on the lower back cover that was not present at the time of publication.

Flaubert’s Parrot (Picador, 1985)


Notes on this edition: Flaubert’s Parrot. London: Picador, 1985. Pp. 190 . 20 cm. £3.95.  ISBN: 0330289764

The book pictured is an 11th printing with a number line on the copyright page reading: “19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11”

Flaubert’s Parrot (Vintage Books, 2012)


Notes on this edition: Flaubert’s Parrot. London: Vintage Books, 2012. Pp. 190. 20 cm. ISBN: 9780099540083

Vintage issued the paperback edition of Julian Barnes’s Flaubert’s Parrot with an updated cover following the success of Barnes’s novel The Sense of an Ending in 2011. The cover lettering echoes the lettering on the jacket of the Jonathan Cape edition of the Man Booker Prize winning novel. Both covers were designed by Suzanne Dean. The edition pictured is a fifth printing with the number sequence on the copyright page: “6 8 10 9 7 5”.

England, England | Re-jacketed (Vintage Books, 2012)


Notes on this edition: England, England. London: Vintage Books, 2012. Pp. 266. 20 cm. ISBN: 9780099526544

Vintage issued the paperback edition of Julian Barnes’s England, England with an updated cover following the success of Barnes’s novel The Sense of an Ending in 2011. The cover lettering echoes the lettering on the jacket of the Jonathan Cape edition of the Man Booker Prize winning novel. Both covers were designed by Suzanne Dean. The edition pictured is a sixth printing with the number sequence on the copyright page: “6 8 10 9 7”.

Arthur & George (Atlas, 2006; Dutch)


Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. Amsterdam/Antwerpen: Uitgeverij Atlas, 2006. Pp. 479. 23 cm. Translated by Frans van der Wiel. ISBN: 9789045012049