The Man Booker Prize Poster, 2005


Notes on this item: Poster promoting The Man Booker Prize Poster for 2005. Approximately 50 x 35.5 cm. The poster features the shortlisted novels, including Julian Barnes’s novel Arthur & George.

Promotional Placard | Arthur & George (Alfred A. Knopf, 2006)


Notes on this item: Promotional placard advertising Julian Barnes’s novel Arthur & George. 76 x 52 cm.

This large advertisement placard was intended to stand on display in a book store upon the publication of the novel by Alfred A. Knopf in 2006.

Arthur & George | Poster (Jonathan Cape, 2005)


Notes on this item: Promotional poster for Julian Barnes’s Arthur & George. London: Jonathan Cape, 2005. Approximately 59.3 x 41.9 cm.

This poster is signed by Julian Barnes.

Arthur & George | Promotional Material (Alfred A. Knopf, 2005)


Notes on this item: Folder from Alfred A. Knopf containing loose sheets of paper (promotional material) announcing Julian Barnes’s novel Arthur & George. Letter accompanying the promotional material is dated December 2005.

Arthur & George | Unbound Proof (Jonathan Cape, 2005)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Arthur & George. London: Jonathan Cape, 2005. Pp. 360. 29.7 x 21 cm.

Unbound proof of the Jonathan Cape edition of Arthur & George. Printed to one side of each page of A4 paper, this proof shows crop marks to corners.

Arthur & George | Unbound Author’s Typescript, 2005


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Arthur & George, 2005. Unbound copy of the author’s typescript as presented to Jonathan Cape. Printed on A4 paper (29.7 x 21 cm), this copy of the typescript was provided by the author’s publisher and contains corrections in the author’s hand.  451 sheets printed to one side only.

Arthur & George (btb, 2008; German)


Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. Munich: btb, 2008. Pp. 524 [525] + [3]. 18.6 x 11.7 cm. Translated by Gertraude Krueger. ISBN: 9783442735624. (German).

Arthur & George | Uncorrected Proof (Mercure de France, 2007; French)


Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. Paris: Mercure de France, 2007. Translated by Jean-Pierre Aoustin. (French).

Uncorrected Proof of the French edition of Julian Barnes’s Arthur & George. From the author’s personal collection.

Arthur & George | Man Booker Shortlist Leather Bound (Author’s Copy)


Notes on this edition: Each author shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize receives a specially bound edition created by a Designer Bookbinders Fellow. The bookbinder designs and completes the edition in 4-5 weeks, and authors are presented with their special editions on the evening of the Man Booker award ceremony.

Julian Barnes’s Arthur & George was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2005, and this special edition was bound by Lester Capon. Photographed from Julian Barnes’s personal collection.

For more information about the Designer Bookbinders, please visit their website.

アーサーとジョージ | Arthur & George (Chuokoron-Shinsha, 2016; Japanese)


Notes on this edition: アーサーとジョージ | Arthur & George. 東京 : 中央公論新社 [Tokyo: Chuokoron-Shinsha], 2016. Pp. 491 + [5]. 19.5 x 13.8 cm. Translated by 真野 泰 [Yasushi Mano] and 山崎 暁子 [Akiko Yamazaki]. ISBN: 9784120048104. (Japanese).