Candide, or, Optimism (Folio Society, 2016; Signed Edition)


Notes on this edition: Voltaire. Candide, or, Optimism. London: Folio Society, 2016. Pp. 202. 26.6 x 22.6 cm.

Translated by Tobias Smollett. Introduction by Julian Barnes. Illustrated by Quentin Blake.

Leather edition signed by Quentin Blake in an edition of 25 copies (not for sale to the public).

The limitation page states:

“THIS EDITION OF CANDIDE HAS BEEN TYPESET IN GARAMOND AT THE FOLIO SOCIETY, AND PRINTED ON MODIGLIANI PAPER BY GRAMMLICH, PLIEZHAUSEN, GERMANY. THE BINDING BY BELTZ FINE BOOKS, BAD LANGENSALZA, GERMANY, IS IN FULL NIGERIAN GOATSKIN LEATHER BLOCKED WITH A DESIGN BY THE ARTIST. THE EDITION IS LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES FOR SALE TO MEMBERS OF THE FOLIO SOCIETY, AND 25 LETTERED COPIES WHICH ARE NOT FOR SALE.”

Zur Erinnerung an Ingrid Heinrich-Jost | In Memory of Ingrid Heinrich-Jost (Privately Printed, c. 1994)


Notes on this edition: Zur Erinnerung an Ingrid Heinrich-Jost | In Memory of Ingrid Heinrich-Jost. Privately Printed, c. 1994.

Privately printed memorial pamphlet in honor of Ingrid Heinrich-Jost. The pamphlet includes a letter from Julian Barnes to her husband Gerd Haffmans (Julian’s German publisher). Ingrid Heinrich-Jost co-translated Julian Barnes’s Das Stachelschwein [The Porcupine] (1992).

Bibliothèque idéale du naufragé (Flammarion, 2015)


Notes on this edition: Bibliothèque idéale du naufragé. Edited by François Armanet. [Paris]: Flammarion, 2015.

François Armanet asked 200 writers of all nationalities to name three books they would take on a desert island. Illustrations by Stéphane Trapier.

Julian Barnes’s contribution appears on pp. 34-35. He selects Flaubert’s Correspondence, Byron’s journals, and The Joy of Cooking.

Literary Lunch (Vintage, 2015)


Notes on this edition: Literary Lunch. London: Vintage, 2015. Pp. 84 + [4]. 22 cm. ISBN: 9781784702083.

Introduction by Jay Rayner.

Julian Barnes’s contribution is a recipe for “Lamb Stew” that is related to his short story “Homage to Hemingway”. The excerpt and recipe appear on pp. [30]-32 of this collection.

Other contributors include Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan, Simon Schama, Haruki Murakami, Susan Hill, Sebastian Faulks, Anne Tyler, Tim Parks, Neel Mukherjee, Irvine Welsh, Mark Haddon, William Boyd, Helen Fielding, Jeanette Winterson, Deborah Moggach, and Louis de Bernieres

Authors Take Sides on Iraq and the Gulf War (Cecil Woolf Publishers, 2004)


Notes on this edition: Authors Take Sides on Iraq and the Gulf War. Edited by Jean Moorcroft Wilson and  Cecil Woolf. London: Cecil Woolf Publishers, 2004. Pp.182 + [10]. 21.5 x 13.8 cm.

Julian Barnes’s response to the question posed by the editors appears on page 28. Barnes dates his response “24 June 2003”.

La France en automobile | A Motor-Flight through France (Mercure de France, 2015; French)


Notes on this edition: Edith Wharton. La France en automobile | A Motor-Flight through France. Paris: Mercure de France, 2015. Pp.166 [167] + [9]. 20.5 x 14 cm. Translated by Jean Pavans. ISBN: 9782715241459. (French).

Preface by Julian Barnes, originally written in 1995, but translated into French in 2015. The preface appears on pp. 9-[23].

 

“The Things You Know” in Sightlines (Vintage, 2001)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “The Things You Know” in Sightlines. London: Vintage, 2001. Pp. 391. 20 cm. Edited by P. D. James and Harriet Harvey Wood with an introduction by Sue Townsend. ISBN: 0099422824.

The publication of Sightlines promotes and supports the work of the Royal National Institute for the Blind’s Talking Books. All of the contributors offered their work without fee.

Julian Barnes’s short story “The Things You Know” appears on pp. 138-150 and was later published in his short story collection The Lemon Table (2004).

“The Case of Inspector Campbell’s Red Hair” in NW15: The Anthology of New Writing (Granta Books, 2007)


Notes on this edition: NW15: The Anthology of New Writing. Edited by Bernadine Evaristo and Maggie Gee. London: Granta Books, 2007. Pp. 316. ISBN: 9781862079328.

Julian Barnes contributes an essay titled “The Case of Inspector Campbell’s Red Hair” to this collection of new writing (pp. 289-299).

Parade’s End | Ford Madox Ford (Penguin Books, 2012)


Notes on this edition: Ford Madox Ford. Parade’s End. London: Penguin Books, 2012. Pp. 836. 20 cm. ISBN: 9780141392196.

Julian Barnes wrote the introduction to this Penguin Classics reissue.

The Best of Frank O’Connor | Uncorrected Proof (Alfred A. Knopf, 2009; Everyman’s Library #321)


Notes on this edition: Uncorrected Proof for The Best of Frank O’Connor. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. Pp. xxxviii, 673. 21 cm. ISBN: 9780307269041.

Edited and with an introduction by Julian Barnes pp. ix-xi. Part of the Everyman’s Library series, no. 321.