Arthur & George (Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2017; German)


Notes on this edition: Arthur & George.  Cologne: Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2017. Pp. 599. Translated by Gertraude Krueger. ISBN: 9783462050301. (German).

Paperback edition labelled as “KiWi 1539” on preliminary page and to the top of the spine.

Arthur & George (Compactos Anagrama, 2017; Spanish)


Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. Barcelona: Compactos Anagrama, 2017. Translated by Jaime Zulaika. ISBN: 9788433973245. (Spanish).

The second printing of Editorial Anagrama’s “Compactos” edition was published in April 2017. The first printing was in June 2008.

Артър & Джордж | Arthur & George (Obsidian, 2006; Bulgarian)


Notes on this edition: Артър & Джордж | Arthur & George. Sofia: Obsidian, 2006. Pp. 478. 20 cm. Translated by любомир николов. ISBN: 9789547691339. (Bulgarian).

Arthur & George | Re-jacketed (Vintage Books, 2012)


Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. London: Vintage Books, 2012. Pp. 512. ISBN: 9780099492733

Vintage issued the paperback edition of Julian Barnes’s Arthur & George with an updated cover following the success of Barnes’s novel The Sense of an Ending in 2011. The cover lettering echoes the lettering on the jacket of the Jonathan Cape edition of the Man Booker Prize winning novel. Both covers were designed by Suzanne Dean. The edition pictured is a eleventh printing with the number sequence on the copyright page: “12 14 16 18 20 19 17 15 13 11”.

Arthur & George | Adapted by David Edgar (Nick Hern Books, 2010)


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.”

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


Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. Paris: Mercure de France, 2007. Pp. 552. Translated by Jean-Pierre Aoustin. ISBN: 9782715226128.

French translation paperbound in blue wraps with illustrated dust jacket, as shown.

Arthur & George | Book Club Edition (Alfred A. Knopf, 2006)


Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. Book club edition.

The hardback book club edition of Julian Barnes’s Arthur & George looks very similar to the First American Edition, but the book club edition is considerably smaller, has no price indicated on the inside front flap, has a smooth/cut fore edge, and features a book club number on the back cover near the altered, white ISBN box (comparison images included). Other small differences are not noted here.

Arthur & George (Alfred A. Knopf, 2006)


Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. Pp. 385. 25 cm. ISBN: 030726310x. $24.95.

First American edition of Julian Barnes’s novel Arthur & George. Jacket design by Peter Mendelsund and Carol Devine Carson. The fore edge of the text block is rough cut with a “deckle edge”.

This copy signed on Feburary 11, 2006, during his U.S. promotional tour.

Arthur & George | Advance Reader’s Edition (Alfred A. Knopf, 2005)


Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. [Title page lists the date as 2006, but this edition was printed and distributed in 2005.]

“Advance Reader’s Edition” in decorative paper cover for distribution to reviewers and booksellers. Top of the front cover clearly labels the book “ADVANCE READER’S EDITION”, whereas the bottom of the inside front cover states, “UNCORRECTED PROOF · NOT FOR SALE”. Booksellers may list this edition as either an “advance reader’s copy” or “uncorrected proof”, but it is not to be confused with the uncorrected proof in blue wraps that received more limited distribution.

Back cover features a letter to “Colleagues” from Sonny Mehta, editor in chief at Knopf. Spine states date of publication for the hardback edition as “JANUARY 2006”.

Arthur & George | Uncorrected Proof (Alfred A. Knopf, 2005; Blue Wraps)


Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. Uncorrected Proof in blue wraps distributed selectively prior to publication. This proof varies from the Alfred A. Knopf “Advance Reader’s Edition” with decorative wrappers distributed to reviewers. Title page states “2006”, but listed here as printed in 2005, because the hardback edition this proof promotes was published in January 2006, and this edition preceded the hardback.

Cover in blue with black lettering. Front cover states: “Julian Barnes | His New Novel | Arthur & George | Shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction 2005 | ALFRED A. KNOPF [publisher’s device] PUBLISHERS, NEW YORK | · PUBLICATION DATE  16 January 2006    · PRICE $24.95 | ANNOUNCED FIRST PRINTING: 100,000 COPIES | [line rule] | THIS IS AN UNCORRECTED PROOF | It should not be quoted without comparison with the finished book | FOR MORE INFORMATION: 212-572-2104 | knopfpublicity@randomhouse.com

Back cover lists cities for an author tour, but the locations subsequently changed prior to the finalized itinerary.