El Perfeccionista en la cocina | The Pedant in the Kitchen (Anagrama, 2006; Spanish; 2nd printing)


Notes on this edition: El Perfeccionista en la cocina | The Pedant in the Kitchen. Barcelona: Anagrama, 2006. Pp. 131. Translated by Jaime Zulaika. ISBN: 8433971018. (Spanish).

This copy is a 2nd printing from “septiembre 2006”.

Mirando al sol | Starting at the Sun (Anagrama, 1987; Spanish; 2nd printing)


Notes on this edition: Mirando al sol | Starting at the Sun. Barcelona: Anagrama, 1987). Pp. 207. 20 cm. Translated by Agustín Tena. ISBN: 8433931113. (Spanish).

This is the second printing from “noviembre 1987”. The first printing was issued in “octubre 1987”.

Mirando al sol | Starting at the Sun (Anagrama, 1987; Spanish)


Notes on this edition: Mirando al sol | Starting at the Sun. Barcelona: Anagrama, 1987). Pp. 207. 20 cm. Translated by Agustín Tena. ISBN: 8433931113. (Spanish).

First Spanish edition.

Vom Ende einer Geschichte | The Sense of an Ending (Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2012; German)


Notes on this edition: Vom Ende einer Geschichte | The Sense of an Ending. Cologne: Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2012. Pp. 181. 21 cm. Translated by Gertraude Krueger. ISBN: 9783462044331. (German).

The photos show two states of the dust jacket, one with promotional and sales stickers.

The Pedant in the Kitchen (Atlantic Books, 2012)


Notes on this edition: The Pedant in the Kitchen. London: Atlantic Books, 2012. ISBN: 9780857896544.

In 2012, Atlantic Books reissued Julian Barnes’s The Pedant in the Kitchen in hardback with newly designed cover art and an introduction by Mark Hix. They retained the artwork by Joe Berger throughout the edition.

Also included in this example is promotional material sent with advance copies of the book.

Arthur & George (Vintage Books, 2006)


Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. London: Vintage Books, 2006. Pp. 505. 19.7 cm. ISBN: 978-099-492733.

This first edition Vintage paperback looks very similar to the first trade paperback issued by Jonathan Cape in 2005. The front and back covers share the same art design and text, with subtle changes in price and publisher where necessary. The title and copyright pages distinguish the two editions, as each notes the specific publisher.

Arthur & George (Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2007; German)


Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. Cologne: Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2007. Pp. 524. Translated by Gertraude Krueger. ISBN: 9783462037067. (German).

A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Alfred A. Knopf, 1989; Canadian Edition)


Notes on this edition: First Canadian edition – Toronto: Random House of Canada, 1989. $21.95.


Descriptive Bibliography: 

Title Page: A HISTORY | OF THE WORLD | IN 10½ CHAPTERS | JULIAN BARNES | [Knopf device] | ALFRED A. KNOPF  New York · Toronto  1989

Copyright Page: Copyright © 1989 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved under International and | Pan-American Copyright Conventions. | Published in Canada by Random House of Canada | Limited, Toronto, and simultaneously in the | United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York. | Originally published in Great Britain | by Jonathan Cape, Ltd., London. | Canadian Cataloguing in Publication Data | Barnes, Julian | A history of the world in 10½ chapters | ISBN 0-394-22121-4 | I. Title. | PR6052.A6657H58  1989  823’.914  C89-094445-8 | A portion of this book was originally published in The New Yorker. | Manufactured in the United States of America | Facing page 124: Géricault, The Raft of the Medusa, 1819. | Louvre Museum, Paris  © Réunion des Musées Nationaux.

Collation: 21.2 x 14.4 cm. Untrimmed pages. Pp. [i-xii, 1-2] 3-30 [31-32] 33-58 [59-60] 61-80 [81-82] 83-111 [112-114] 115-139 [140-142] 143-168 [169-170] 171-188 [189-190] 191-220 [221-222] 223-244 [245-246] 247-278 [279-280] 281-307 [308]. [i-iii]: blank. [iv]: ‘ALSO BY JULIAN BARNES | Metroland | Before She Met Me | Flaubert’s Parrot | Staring at the Sun’. [v]: ‘A HISTORY | OF THE WORLD | IN 10½ CHAPTERS’. [vi]: blank. [vii]: title page. [viii]: copyright page. [ix]: ‘to Pat Kavanagh’. [x]: blank. [xi]: contents. [xii]: blank. [1]: ‘I | THE STOWAWAY’. [2]: blank. 3-30: text. [31]: ‘2 | THE VISITORS’. [32]: blank. 33-58: text. [59]: ‘3 | THE WARS OF | RELIGION’. [60]: blank. 61-80: text. [81]: ‘4 | THE SURVIVOR’. [82]: blank. 83-111: text. [112]: blank. [113]: ‘5 | SHIPWRECK’. [114]: blank. 115-139: text. [140]: blank. [141]: ‘6 | THE MOUNTAIN’. [142]: blank. 143-168: text. [169]: ‘7 | THREE SIMPLE | STORIES’. [170]: blank. 171-188: text. [189]: ‘8 | UPSTREAM!’. [190]: blank. 191-220: text. [221]: ‘PARENTHESIS’. [222]: blank. 223-244: text. [245]: ‘9 | PROJECT ARARAT’. [246]: blank. 247-278: text. [279]: ’10 | THE DREAM’. [280]: blank. 281-307: text. [308]: author’s note.

General description: Binding 22 x 15.2 cm. Dark green boards, green quarter binding silver blocked on spine. White endpapers. Géricault image tipped in between pages 124-25. White dust jacket lettered in black (title) and maroon (author) blue (author and quotes on lower panel). Color illustration on upper panel by Tom Sciacca. Photograph of the author by Miriam Berkley located on back flap. Differs from the American edition dust jacket in subtle ways — contains ‘Knopf’ and the Knopf device on spine, but includes ‘Toronto’ on the back flap.  

A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Alfred A. Knopf, 1989)


Notes on this edition: First American edition – New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. $18.95.


Descriptive Bibliography: 

Title Page: A HISTORY | OF THE WORLD | IN 10½ CHAPTERS | JULIAN BARNES | [Knopf device] | ALFRED A. KNOPF  New York  1989

Copyright Page: THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK | PUBLISHED BY ALFRED A. KNOPF, INC. | Copyright © 1989 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright | Conventions. Published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, | Inc., New York. Distributed by Random House, Inc., New York. | Originally published in Great Britain | by Jonathan Cape, Ltd., London. | A portion of this book was originally published in The New Yorker. | Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data | Barnes, Julian. | A history of the world in 10½ chapters / Julian Barnes. – 1st ed. | p. cm.  I ISBN 0-394-58061-3 | I. Title. | PR6052.A6657H5  1989 | 823’.914—dc20  89-45266  CIP | Manufactured in the United States of America | FIRST AMERICAN EDITION | Facing page 124: Géricault, The Raft of the Medusa, 1819. | Louvre Museum, Paris | © Réunion des Musées Nationaux.

Collation: 21.2 x 14.4 cm. Untrimmed pages. Pp. [i-xii, 1-2] 3-30 [31-32] 33-58 [59-60] 61-80 [81-82] 83-111 [112-114] 115-139 [140-142] 143-168 [169-170] 171-188 [189-190] 191-220 [221-222] 223-244 [245-246] 247-278 [279-280] 281-307 [308]. [i-iii]: blank. [iv]: ‘ALSO BY JULIAN BARNES | Metroland | Before She Met Me | Flaubert’s Parrot | Staring at the Sun’. [v]: ‘A HISTORY | OF THE WORLD | IN 10½ CHAPTERS’. [vi]: blank. [vii]: title page. [viii]: copyright page. [ix]: ‘to Pat Kavanagh’. [x]: blank. [xi]: contents. [xii]: blank. [1]: ‘I | THE STOWAWAY’. [2]: blank. 3-30: text. [31]: ‘2 | THE VISITORS’. [32]: blank. 33-58: text. [59]: ‘3 | THE WARS OF | RELIGION’. [60]: blank. 61-80: text. [81]: ‘4 | THE SURVIVOR’. [82]: blank. 83-111: text. [112]: blank. [113]: ‘5 | SHIPWRECK’. [114]: blank. 115-139: text. [140]: blank. [141]: ‘6 | THE MOUNTAIN’. [142]: blank. 143-168: text. [169]: ‘7 | THREE SIMPLE | STORIES’. [170]: blank. 171-188: text. [189]: ‘8 | UPSTREAM!’. [190]: blank. 191-220: text. [221]: ‘PARENTHESIS’. [222]: blank. 223-244: text. [245]: ‘9 | PROJECT ARARAT’. [246]: blank. 247-278: text. [279]: ’10 | THE DREAM’. [280]: blank. 281-307: text. [308]: author’s note.

General description: Binding 22 x 15.2 cm. Dark green boards, green quarter binding silver blocked on spine. Embossed author initials ‘JB’ to front board. White endpapers. Géricault image tipped in between pages 124-25. White dust jacket lettered in black (title) and maroon (author) blue (author and quotes on lower panel). Color illustration on upper panel by Tom Sciacca. Photograph of the author by Miriam Berkley located on back flap.

My Oedipus Complex and Other Stories by Frank O’Connor (Penguin Books, 2005; Introduction)


Notes on this edition: O’Connor, Frank. My Oedipus Complex and Other Stories. London: Penguin Books, 2005. Pp. 361. 20 cm. ISBN: 9780141187877.

Introduction by Julian Barnes on pages vii-xiii.