The Only Story (W. F. Howes, 2018; Audiobook)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. The Only Story. Leicester: W. F. Howes, 2018. Audiobook on 7 audio discs. Read by Guy Mott. Approximately 7 hours, 15 minutes. ISBN: 9781510098497.

Unabridged audiobook; “Whole Story Audiobooks.”

Death | Promotional Copy (Vintage Minis, 2017)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Death. London: Vintage Minis, 2017. Pp. 106 + [18]. 17.8 x 11 cm. ISBN: 9781784872601.

Julian Barnes has inscribed this copy to his bibliographer with the information that “this is one of 1000 pre-publication promotional copies” distributed several months prior to the official publication. Barnes also states the printing will be clearer in the final edition.

Pulse | Unbound Author’s Typescript, 2011


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Pulse, 2011. Unbound copy of the author’s typescript as presented to Jonathan Cape. This copy of the typescript was provided by the author’s publisher and contains corrections in the author’s hand.  [iv] + 229 sheets printed to one side only.

Levels of Life (Vintage Books, 2014)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Levels of Life. London: Vintage Books, 2014. Pp. 117 + [3]. 19.8 x 13 cm. ISBN: 9780099584537.

This copy inscribed by Julian Barnes to his bibliographer.

“And I’m not saying love will make you happy …” (Black Oak Books / Okeanos Press, 1989; Broadside)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “And I’m not saying love will make you happy …” Berkeley, CA: Black Oak Books / Okeanos Press, 1989.

Broadside printed in two colors (black and blue) and measuring 7″x 11″. This broadside was distributed by Black Oak Books upon the occasion of a reading by Barnes at Black Oak Books.

Nothing to Be Frightened of (Random House Canada, 2008)


Notes on this edition: First edition – Julian Barnes. Nothing to Be Frightened of. Toronto: Random House Canada, 2008. £32.95. 

Descriptive Bibliography: 

Title Page: nothing | to be | frightened | of | [decorative rule] | Julian Barnes | [Random House Canada device] | RANDOM HOUSE CANADA

Copyright Page: Copyright © 2008 Julian Barnes | All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conven- | tions. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic | or mechanical means, including information storage and retrieval systems, | without permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer, who may | quote brief passages in a review. Published in 2008 by Random House Canada, a | division of Random House of Canada Limited, and subsequently in the United | States by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc., New York. | Distributed in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited. | Random House Canada and colophon are trademarks. | www.randomhouse.ca | Originally published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape, an imprint of the | Random House Group Limited, London. | This book is a work of non-fiction based on the life, experiences and | recollections of the author. The author has stated to the publisher that the | contents of this book are true. | Permissions | ‘Aubade’, ‘Church Going’ and ‘Wants’ from Collected Poems by Philip Larkin | edited by Anthony Thwaite (The Marvell Press & Faber and Faber 2003). | Extracts from Changing Daylight by Eugene O’Kelly (© Eugene O’Kelly 2006) | reproduced by kind permission of McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. | Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication | Barnes, Julian | Nothing to be frightened of / Julian Barnes. | ISBN 978-0-307-35698-7 | I. Barnes, Julian. 2. Death. 3. Authors, English–20th century– | Biography. I. Title. | PR6052.A6657Z4 2008   823’.914 C2008-900646-1 | Typeset in Adobe Garamond by Palimpsest Book Production Limited, | Grangemouth, Stirlingshire | Printed and bound in the United States of America | 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Collation: 21.3 x 14.0 cm. Pp. [i-vi] 1-250. [i]: ‘nothing | to be | frightened | of | [decorative rule]’. [ii]: ‘By the same author | Fiction | METROLAND | BEFORE SHE MET ME | FLAUBERT’S PARROT | STARING AT THE SUN | A HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 10½ CHAPTERS | TALKING IT OVER | THE PORCUPINE | CROSS CHANNEL | ENGLAND, ENGLAND | LOVE, ETC | THE LEMON TABLE ARTHUR & GEORGE | Non-fiction | LETTERS FROM LONDON 1990–1995 | SOMETHING TO DECLARE | THE PEDANT IN THE KITCHEN | Translation | IN THE LAND OF PAIN | by Alphonse Daudet’. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘to P.’. [vi]: blank. 1-250: text.

General description: Binding 22.0 x 14.7 cm. Red cloth boards with gold lettering to the spine. White endpapers. Jacket design by CS Richardson with author photograph by Isolde Ohlbaum.

Letters from London (Vintage International, 1995)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Letters from London. New York: Vintage International, 1995. Pp. 320. 20.4 x 13 cm. ISBN: 0679761616.

The example above appears to be a second printing with a number line of “10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2”. It has a price of $13.00 on the back cover.

The example below appears to be a sixth printing with a number line of “10 9 8 7 6”. It has a price of $14.00 on the back cover. It has the same measurements and pagination as the earlier edition.

A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Vintage International, 1990)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. New York: Vintage International, 1990. Pp. 307 + [1]. 20.3 x 13.1 cm. ISBN: 0679731377.

The copy photographed above is the 5th printing.

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.

The Pedant in the Kitchen | Unbound Galley (Atlantic Books, 2003)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. The Pedant in the Kitchen. London: Atlantic Books, 2003. Pp. 136. 29.7 x 21 cm.

Unbound galley proof of Barnes’s collection of essays on cookery. Printed on A4 paper to one side only.