The Sense of an Ending | Daily Telegraph Movie Tie-In (Vintage, 2017)

Notes on this edition: The Sense of an Ending. London: Vintage, 2017.

This edition was produced as a special movie tie-in promotion conducted in conjunction with the Daily Telegraph.

Also featured is a promotional, movie tie-in bookmark.

“Evermore” | The Penguin Book of First World War Stories (Penguin Books, 2007)

Notes on this edition: “Evermore” in The Penguin Book of First World War Stories. New York: Penguin Books, 2007. Pp. 401. ISBN: 9780141442150

Julian Barnes’s short story “Evermore” is published on pages 345-361.

Talking It Over | Uncorrected Proof (Alfred A. Knopf, 1991)

Notes on this edition: Talking It Over. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. Uncorrected proof in light blue paper covers. As a promotional item, Knopf produced a separate, white proof signed by Julian Barnes that was housed in a black paper “box sleeve”. The proof presented here is the standard proof that precedes the special proof.

Shown in the photos are three versions of the uncorrected proof. The first is a standard copy without markings. Another is the printer’s or “Press Copy”, which features printing information on the cover and text block indicating the color of paper to be used while printing the proofs. Written on the text block in ballpoint ink is “50 wh. | Blue Regular | Train”, suggesting the color that should be used for the paper covers. On the paper cover is written, “press copy | 91-778 | choo choo”, the “choo choo” suggesting “Train”, as written on the text block. In addition, the date on which the proofs were printed is written on the spine as “5-8-91”.

The third version presented here is a copy prepared for distribution to reviewers. The original provisional publication date and price have been covered over with a white slip of paper taped to the cover. In addition, three pages of advertisements have been stapled to the inside front cover.

Duffy (Pantheon Books, 1986)

Notes on this edition: Duffy. New York: Pantheon Books, 1986. $3.95. First American edition in paper covers.

Descriptive Bibliography:

Title Page: Duffy | Dan Kavanagh | [Pantheon ornament] | PANTHEON BOOKS | NEW YORK

Copyright Page: Copyright © 1980 by Dan Kavanagh. | All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright | Conventions. Published in the United States by Pantheon Books, a divi- | sion of Random House, Inc., New York. Hardcover edition originally | published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape Ltd., London, in 1980. | Manufactured in the United States of America | First Pantheon Paperback Edition

Collation: 17.5 x 10.5 cm. Pp. [i-ii, 1-6] 7-180 [181-190]. [i-ii]: blank. [1]: ‘Duffy’. [2]: ‘BY THE SAME AUTHOR | Fiddle City’. [3]: title page. [4]: copyright page. [5]: ‘To Pat Kavanagh’. [6]: blank. 7-180: text. [181]: text. [182]: blank. [183]: ‘ABOUT THE AUTHOR | DAN KAVANAGH was born in County Sligo in 1946. | Having devoted his adolescence to truancy, venery | and petty theft, he left home at seventeen and | signed on as a deckhand on a Liberian tanker. After | jumping ship at Montevideo, he roamed across the | Americas taking a variety of jobs: he was a steer- | wrestler, a waiter-on-roller-skates at a drive-in eat- | ery in Tucson, and a bouncer in a gay bar in San | Francisco. He is currently working in London at | jobs he declines to specify, and lives in North | Islington. He is also the author of Fiddle City.’. [184]: blank. [185-187]: advertisements. [188-190]: blank.

General description: Binding 17.5 x 10.5 cm. Paperbound in white.  Lettered in pink (title) and white (author), with cover design by Louise Fili.  No hardback edition was published in the U.S., which makes this paperback release the first true American edition.

Pulse | Final Uncorrected Proof (Jonathan Cape, 2010)

Notes on this edition: 

Pulse. Jonathan Cape, 2010. Final Uncorrected Proof with lengthy inscription by Julian Barnes stating: “the first proof run to be bound up was suppressed because of authorial complaint at the myriad errors. A very few of the final (or near-final) corrected proofs were later bound up, of which this is one”.

Note: The inscription has been edited to remove part of the personalized dedication.

“Vigilance” | TLS Stories (Times Literary Supplement, 2003)

Notes on this edition: “Vigilance”. TLS Stories. Edited and with an Introduction by Lindsay Duguid. London: Times Literary Supplement, 2003. Pp. 171. 18 cm. ISBN: 9781841221625.

In 2003, the TLS published this collection as a promotional item for subscribers. Julian Barnes’s short story “Vigilance” is published on pages 8-20. Other authors featured in the collection include:

  • “Babushka in the Blue Bus”  by Shena Mackay
  • “The Red-Haired Girl” by Penelope Fitzgerald
  • “Bookcruncher”  by Tibor Fischer
  • “Cheers” by Helen Simpson
  • “Annals of the Honorary Secretary” by James Lasdun
  • “Bosom Companions” by Dan Jacobson
  • “Easter” by John McGahern
  • “Science and the Arts” by M. John Harrison
  • “The Shortlist Season” by Ali Smith
  • “A Beautiful Restoration” by Dilys Rose
  • “Lone Pine” by David Malouf
  • “The Party” by Amit Chaudhuri
  • “Here Comes Glad” by Paul Magrs
  • “Curved Is the Line of Beauty” by Hilary Mantel
  • “Some Time I Shall Sleep Out” by J. Maclaren-Ross

Pulse | Uncorrected Proof (Jonathan Cape, 2010)

Notes on this edition: Pulse | Uncorrected Proof. London: Jonathan Cape, 2010.

When Jonathan Cape produced the uncorrected proof of Pulse, the text included enough errors that Julian Barnes asked the publisher to “pulp” or destroy the proof edition. Cape produced a subsequent, corrected and unbound proof for use within the publishing house and by the author while making his final revisions to the text. The author and publisher spared the specimen featured here specifically for inclusion in the Julian Barnes bibliography.

Pulse | Uncorrected Proof (Alfred A. Knopf, 2011)

Notes on this edition: Pulse. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011. Uncorrected Proof in red paper wrappers with provisional publication data printed to the front cover.

The Pedant in the Kitchen (Atlantic Books, 2003)

Notes on this edition: First editionLondon: Atlantic Books, 2003. £9.99. Print run: 15,000.

Descriptive Bibliography: 

Title Page: IN THE KITCHEN | JULIAN BARNES | [Atlantic device] | Atlantic Books | London | TheGuardian

Copyright Page: | First published in Great Britain in 2003 by Atlantic Books, | on behalf of Guardian Newspapers Ltd. | Atlantic Books is an imprint of Grove Atlantic Ltd. | Copyright © Julian Barnes 2003 | The moral right of Julian Barnes to be identified as the author | of this work has been asserted in accordance with the Copyright, | Designs and Patents Act of 1988. | The Guardian is a registered trademark of the Guardian Media Group Plc. | Guardian Books is an imprint of Guardian Newspapers Ltd. | All rights reserved. N part of this publication may be reproduced, | stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any | means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, | without the prior permission of both the copyright owner and the | above publisher of this book. | 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 | A CIP record for this book is available from the British Library | ISBN 1 84354 239 0 | Designed by Richard Marston | Illustrations by Joe Berger | Printed in Great Britain by CPI Glasgow | Grove Atlantic Ltd | Ormond House | 26—27 Boswell Street | London | WC1N 3JZ

Collation: 17.8 x 12.8 cm. Pp. [i-viii] 1-4 [5] 6-9 [10] 11-19 [20] 21-26 [27] 28-36 [37] 38-41 [42] 43-52 [53] 54-57 [58] 59-63 [64] 65-71 [72] 73-82 [83] 84-91 [92] 93-101 [102] 103-106 [107] 108-113 [114] 115-122 [123] 124-127 [128] 129-136. [i]: ‘THE PEDANT IN THE KITCHEN’. [ii]: ‘THE PEDANT’. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘to She For Whom’. [vi-vii]: contents. [viii]: blank. 1-4: text. [5]: illustration. 6-9: text. [10]: illustration. 11-19: text. [20]: illustration. 21-26: text. [27]: illustration. 28-36: text. [37]: illustration. 38-41: text. [42]: illustration. 43-52: text. [53]: illustration. 54-57: text. [58]: illustration. 59-63: text. [64]: illustration. 65-71: text. [72]: illustration. 73-82: text. [83]: illustration. 84-91: text. [92]: illustration. 93-101: text. [102]: illustration. 103-106: text. [107]: illustration. 108-113: text. [114]: illustration. 115-122: text. [123]: illustration. 124-127: text. [128]: illustration. 129-136: text.

General description: Binding 18.5 x 13.7 cm. Black boards, silver blocked on spine. Red endpapers. Deep yellow dust jacket lettered in burgundy and black. Upper panel features a color illustration on of a metal spoon reflecting the image of the pedant who is holding a book in front of his face. Lower panel features a color illustration of a wooden spoon. Jacket design and illustrations by Joe Berger. Author photograph by Jillian Edelstein on back flap.


England, England (Vintage Books, 2008)

Notes on this edition: England, England. London: Vintage Books, 2008. ISBN: 9780099526544