Flaubert’s Parrot | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Petersens, 2001)


Notes on this edition: Flaubert’s Parrot | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. Hamburg: Petersens, 2001. 18 cm. ISBN: 3883891568.

This omnibus edition appears to have been printed and bound in Great Britain by Picador, but was published officially by Petersons for a foreign market. Listed as “Petersen Taschenbücher Bd. 156” on the page before the title page.

Una historia del mundo en diez capítulos y medio | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Compactos Anagrama, 2000; Spanish)


Notes on this edition: Una historia del mundo en diez capítulos y medio | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. Barcelona: Editorial Anagrama, 2000. Pp. 359. 21 cm. ISBN: 8433914286. Translated by Maribel De Juan. (Spanish).

Copyright page states this particular specimen is the “Cuarta edición” of the Compactos edition, published in November 2000. The spine lists the books as number “98” in the series.

A világ története 10 és 1/2 fejezetben | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Ulpius-ház, 2002; Hungarian)


Notes on this edition: A világ története 10 és ½ fejezetben | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. Budapest: Ulpius-ház, 2002. Pp. 361. 20 cm. ISBN: 9639348716. Translated by Feig András. (Hungarian).

Something to Declare (Vintage International, 2003)


Notes on this edition: Something to Declare: Essays on France and French Culture. New York: Vintage International, 2003. Pp. 295. 21 cm. ISBN: 1400030870

This title was originally published as a paperback in the U.K. by Picador and in hardback in the U.S. by Alfred A. Knopf. This edition is the first U.S. paperback. The copyright page incorrectly states the book was “published in hardcover in Great Britain by Picador, London”, whereas the cover is actually made of stiff card. The copyright page also lists the specific publication date as “September 2003”.

Un homme dans sa cuisine | The Pedant in the Kitchen (Mercure de France, 2005; French)


Notes on this edition: Un homme dans sa cuisine | The Pedant in the Kitchen. Paris: Mercure de France, 2005. Pp. 153. Translated by Josette Chicheportiche. ISBN:  9782715225084 (French).

El sentido de un final | The Sense of an Ending (Editorial Anagrama, 2012; Spanish)


Notes on this edition: El sentido de un final | The Sense of an Ending. Barcelona: Editorial Anagrama, 2012. Pp. 186. 22 cm. Translated by Jaime Zulaika. ISBN: 9788433978523 (Spanish).

Copyright page states: “Primera edición: noviembre 2012”.

El sentit d’un final | The Sense of an Ending (Angle Editorial, 2012; Catalán)


Notes on this edition: El sentit d’un final | The Sense of an Ending. Barcelona: Angle Editorial, 2012. Pp. 159. 23 cm. Translated by d’Alexandre Gombau i Arnau. ISBN: 9788415695059 (Catalán).

Love, etc. | Uncorrected Proof (Jonathan Cape, 2000)


Notes on this edition: Uncorrected Proof in light green paper cover with black lettering.   ‘JONATHAN CAPE UNCORRECTED BOOK PROOF’ in black along bottom of upper panel. Issued with an orange publicity sheet stating publication information and author bio. Title listed as ‘Love, etc.’ [full stop]. The full stop was later removed in the first edition U.K. hardback. (20.6 x 13.5 cm).

 

Metroland (Picador, 1990)


Notes on this edition: Metroland. London: Picador, 1990. Pp. 176. ISBN: 0330313819 (UK £3.99; $11.99 Australia; NZ $15.95)

First edition Picador paperback, published by Pan Books in association with Jonathan Cape. Cover illustration by Kenny McKendry.

Signed by Julian Barnes to the title page. Paper cover is in rough condition, so we are seeking additional specimens.

Vom Ende einer Geschichte | The Sense of an Ending (btb, 2013; German)


Notes on this edition: Vom Ende einer Geschichte | The Sense of an Ending.btb, 2013. Pp. 181. 19 cm. Translated by Gertraude Krueger. ISBN: 9783442745470 (German).

Copyright page lists the specific date of publication as “Juli 2013”. Spine label states this is btb “774547”.

In 2017, btb issued a reprint of this edition. The reprint features the same ISBN, pagination, and btb number of “774547”, but the layout of the title page and copyright page are changed and there are minor alterations to the cover, as shown below.