The Sense of an Ending (Vintage International, 2012)

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.

Engeland, Engeland (Atlas, 1999; Dutch)

Notes on this edition: Engeland, Engeland. Amsterdam: Atlas, 1999. Pp. 301. 21 cm. Translated by: Marijke Versluys. ISBN: 9045003457. (Dutch).

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The Pedant in the Kitchen (Atlantic, 2004)

Notes on this edition: The Pedant in the Kitchen. London: Atlantic, 2004. Pp. 144. 19 cm. ISBN: 9781843542407. Includes color illustrations by Joe Berger.

First paperback edition. The essays in this collection originally appeared in The Guardian.

The Lemon Table | Uncorrected Proof (Alfred A. Knopf, 2004)

Notes on this edition: The Lemon Table. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004.  Uncorrected Proof of the first U.S. edition. Paper cover in cream with provisional dust jacket art shown on the first preliminary page. This copy signed by the author.

Citronbordet (Tiderne Skifter, 2006; Danish)

Notes on this edition: Citronbordet. København: Tiderne Skifter, 2006. Pp. 241. 22 cm. Translated by Claus Bech. ISBN: 9788779731349. (Danish)

Through the Window (Vintage International, 2012)

Notes on this edition: Through the Window: Seventeen Essays and a Short Story. New York: Vintage International, 2012. Pp. xix, 243. 21 cm. ISBN: 9780345805508.

Included in this example is a promotional flyer to promote the book’s publication.

Contents include:

A Life with Books
The Deceptiveness of Penelope Fitzgerald
The ‘Unpoetical’ Clough
George Orwell and the Fucking Elephant
Ford’s The Good Soldier
Ford and Provence
Ford’s Anglican Saint
Kipling’s France
France’s Kipling
The Wisdom of Chamfort
The Man Who Saved Old France
The Profile of Félix Fénéon
Michel Houellebecq and the Sin of Despair
Translating Madame Bovary
Wharton’s The Reef
Homage to Hemingway: a Short Story
Lorrie Moore Takes Wing
Remembering Updike, Remembering Rabbit
Regulating Sorrow


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”.