The Only Story (London Review Bookshop, 2018; Limited Edition Cloth)


Notes on this edition: The Only Story. London: London Review Bookshop, 2018.

This is the cloth edition of the signed, limited edition in slip case. The limitation pages reads:

A special signed limited
First Edition
of
The Only Story
printed on
Longan Book Wove 150gsm paper.
Numbers 1 to 75 have been quarter-bound
in Harmatan Green 16 goatskin with
Dubletta cloth sides and contain one
facsimile page from the author’s notebook.
25 copies (i to xxv), plus 3 hors commerce,
have been fully bound in the same leather
and contain a portfolio of six facsimile pages
of early draft passages and notebook entries.

The book presented here is number 4 of the quarter-bound edition limited to 75 copies.

The Noise of Time (London Review Bookshop, 2016; Limited Edition Quarter Leather)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes’s novel The Noise of Time was published in 2016, concurrently with the London Review Bookshop’s limited edition. The edition featured here is comprised of 75 copies signed by the author.

From the limitation page:

A special signed limited First Edition of
The Noise of Time
printed on Longan Book Wove 150gsm paper.
Numbers 1 to 75 have been quarter-bound
in Harmatan Yellow 30 Goatskin
with Atlantic Cloth sides and contain one
facsimile page from the author’s notebook.
25 copies (i to xxv), plus three hors de commerce,
have been fully bound in the same leather
and contain a portfolio of six facsimile pages
of early draft passages and notebook entries.

The edition featured here is numbered “11” and is signed by Julian Barnes to the limitation page. The facsimile page is contained in a paper folder with the following letterpressed to the front:

Draft of section when the opening
episode returns as a memory in the
second part of the novel.

JULIAN BARNES (c) 2016

 

Talking It Over (Vintage Books, 1992 [2000]; Canadian Reprint)


Notes on this edition: Talking It Over. Vintage Books, 1992 [2000]. Pp. 275. 21 cm. ISBN: 0394222989.

This printing appears identical to the first Canadian Vintage edition published in 1992. The copyright page states this is a “First Vintage Books Edition” and has a printing number line that reads “10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2”, but the back of the book  includes advertisements for England, England (1998) and — “NEW FROM RANDOM HOUSE CANADA” — Love, etc (2000), thus suggesting it is a reprint.

The Truth about Dogs by Volker Kriegel (Bloomsbury, 1990)


Notes on this edition: Volker Kriegel. The Truth about DogsLondon: Bloomsbury, 1990. Pp. 121. Translated and introduced by Julian Barnes. Introduction on pages 7-10.

The Truth about Dogs by Volker Kriegel (Harper & Row, 1988)


Notes on this edition: First American edition – New York: Harper & Row, 1988. $7.95. Published simultaneously in Canada by Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited, Toronto.


Descriptive Bibliography

Title Page: THE TRUTH ABOUT DOGS | Volker Kriegel | Translated and introduced by | Julian Barnes | [cartoon by Kriegel] | [Harper & Row device] | 1817 | HARPER & ROW, PUBLISHERS, New York | Cambridge, Philadelphia, San Francisco, London | Mexico City, São Paulo, Sydney

Copyright Page: Copyright © 1986 | by Haffmans Verlag | Introduction and translation | © 1988 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved. | Printed in Great Britain by | Butler and Tanner Ltd, Frome | No part of this book may be used or | reproduced in any manner whatsoever | without written permission except in | the case of brief quotations embodied in | critical articles and reviews. | For information address | Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., | 10 East 53rd Street | New York, New York 10022 | Published simultaneously in Canada by | Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited, | Toronto | First U.S. Edition | ISBN 0-06-016038-1 | 88 89 90 91 92  10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Collation: 15.3 x 9.2 cm. Collation appears identical to the first British edition.

General description:  Appears identical to the first British edition, but with no publisher name to upper panel of jacket.