Notes on this edition: A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. London: Jonathan Cape, 1989. Pp. 310. (20.2 x 13.7 cm).
This uncorrected proof is bound in the standard red paper cover typical of Jonathan Cape proofs during this time period. This proof is not to be confused with the Jonathan Cape proof bound in white with a picture of Noah’s ark on the front. The white proof was intended for wider distribution to reviewers, so is much more common than the red proof featured here.
The front cover states: “Provisional U.K. Publication Price: £10.95 | Provisional U.K. Publication Date: 22 Juen 1989”.