A History of the World in 10½ Chapters | Unbound Proof (Jonathan Cape, 1989; Author’s Copy)


Notes on this edition: A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. London: Jonathan Cape, 1989.

This unbound, loose sheet uncorrected proof is from Julian Barnes’s personal collection. Printed by “Rowland Phototypesetting”, these loose proofs are printed on one side of each sheet, two pages per page, landscape format.

Jonathan Cape eventually published two separate bound proofs, the first in red and the second in white with illustrated cover. Both proofs state publication was scheduled for 22 June 1989. This proof has a date of “6th February 1989” printed to the cover sheet, which undoubtedly refers to the date the proof was printed by Rowland Phototypesetting.