Notes on this edition: Bir Çift Söz | Something to Declare. Istanbul: Ayrinti Yayinlari, 2004. Translated by Serdar Rifat Kırkoğlu. ISBN: 9789755394275. (Turkish).
Notes on this edition: A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. Pp. 309.
Uncorrected Proof in blue paper covers. Cover features a white paper slip taped to front that states: “TENTATIVE PUBLICATION DATE: 9 OCTOBER 1989 | TENTATIVE PRICE: $18.95 | WITH A FULL-COLOR FOLDOUT ILLUSTRATION”.
Stapled to the inside front cover are two pages of promotional material for Julian Barnes’s earlier novels, Flaubert’s Parrot and Staring at the Sun.
This copy was used by a reviewer, so contains underlining and written annotations throughout, including the line “It’s as if | you knew | I’d come | to say | gb” to the back cover. Inscribed by the author to the title page [the inscription dedication has been digitally removed].
Notes on this edition: A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. London: Jonathan Cape, 1989. Pp. 310.
Uncorrected Proof in white paper cover with picture of an ark on the front cover and author photo on the back cover. This proof is distinct from the more rare, red uncorrected proof also issued by Jonathan Cape. Provisional publication price and date listed to the back cover: £10.95 | 22 June 1989
Notes on this edition: The Lemon Table. London: Jonathan Cape, 2004. Uncorrected Proof in bright yellow paper wraps with black lettering. Front cover states: “Julian Barnes | THE LEMON | TABLE | [blurb from the Daily Telegraph] | A JONATHAN CAPE UNCORRECTED PROOF”.
Notes on this edition: A Life with Books. London: Jonathan Cape, 2012. Pp. 27. 15 cm x 11 cm. £1.99. ISBN: 9780224097260
Published by Jonathan Cape to celebrate Independent Booksellers Week ( 30 June-7 July 2012). It was sold exclusively in independent bookshops. Proceeds from the sale of this pamphlet were donated to Freedom from Torture: The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture.
Bound in cream paper wraps with red and black lettering. The author and title of the book are embossed, as pictured. The exact number of copies published is estimated by the author to be around 17,000.
The essay was also published in The Guardian.
Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. London: Nick Hern Books, 2010. Pp. 131. 20 cm. ISBN: 9781848420960.
Printed text of David Edgar’s theatrical adaptation of Julian Barnes’s novel Arthur & George. “First performed at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 19 March 2010.”
Notes on this edition: De citroentafel | The Lemon Table. Amsterdam: Atlas, 2005. Pp. 221. 21 cm. Translated by Jelle Noorman. ISBN: 9045014114. (Dutch).
Visit the Atlas website: http://www.atlascontact.nl/auteur/julian-barnes/
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”.
Notes on this edition: The Sense of an Ending. Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 2015. Pp. 163.
Leather bound, “Signed Collector’s Edition” published by Easton Press by arrangement with Alfred A. Knopf. Text edges in gilt gold with inserted author biography and a certificate of authenticity. The specific limitation is not stated in the book, but Barnes believes he signed 2,000 copies.
Notes on this edition: The Sense of an Ending. New York: Vintage International, 2012. Pp. 163. 21 cm. ISBN: 9780307947727.
Copyright page states the date of publication as “May 2012”. Cover painting by James Gillick. Author photograph by Alan Edwards.