“Interference” | Knopf Short Story Sampler, Spring 1996


Notes on this edition: “Interference” by Julian Barnes. Knopf Short Story Sampler, Spring 1996.

This sampler includes a mock-up of the title page for Barnes’s short story collection Cross Channel. The story itself appears on pp. 5-26.

Other books included in this sampler:

  • The Stupefaction / Diane Williams
  • Cruising Paradise / Sam Shepard
  • Nightwork / Christine Schutt
  • Battling against Castro / Jim Shepard

Evermore (Penguin Books, 1996; artwork by Howard Hodgkin)


Notes on this edition: Evermore. London: Penguin Books, 1996. Pp. 42 [3] pages. 14 cm. ISBN: 9780140260410.

This small format paperback features the short story “Evermore” from Julian Barnes’s collection Cross Channel. Published at 75p in the UK and $1.99 in Canada.

Pictures by Howard Hodgkin included. Two deluxe, signed, limited editions of this story were published by the Palawan Press. One edition was limited to 50 copies and the other to 150 copies.

Cross Channel (Random House Canada, 1996)


Notes on this edition: First Canadian edition – Toronto: Random House of Canada, 1996. $27.95. 

The collation and general description of the Canadian edition is identical to the first American edition published by Alfred A. Knopf.


Descriptive Bibliography

Title Page: CROSS CHANNEL | [decorative rule] | Julian Barnes |  [Random House device] | Random House Canada

Copyright Page: Copyright © 1996 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved under International and Pan-American | Copyright Conventions. Published in Canada by | Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto, and | simultaneously in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., | New York. Originally published in Great Britain | by Jonathan Cape, London. | Canadian Cataloguing in Publication Data | Barnes, Julian | Cross channel | ISBN 0-679-30782-6 | 1. Title. | PR6052.A667C7  1996  823’.914 | C95-932889-0 | Manufactured in the United States of America | 1  3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2

 

Cross Channel (Alfred A. Knopf, 1996)


Notes on this edition: First American edition – New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. $21.00.

Descriptive Bibliography:

Title Page: CROSS CHANNEL | [decorative rule] | Julian Barnes | Alfred A. Knopf  [Knopf device] New York  1996

Copyright Page: THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK | PUBLISHED BY ALFRED A. KNOPF, INC. | Copyright © 1996 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved under International and Pan-American | Copyright Conventions. Published in the United States by | Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York. Distributed by | Random House, Inc., New York. Originally published | in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape, London. | “Interference,” “Experiment,” and “Evermore” were | originally published in The New Yorker. “Gnossienne” and | “Dragons” were originally published in Granta. | Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data | Barnes, Julian. | Cross channel / Julian Barnes.—1st American ed. | p.  cm. | ISBN 0-679-44691-5 | I. British—Travel—France—History—Fiction. I. Title. | PR6052.A6657C76 1996  95-44427 | 823’.914—dc20  CIP | Manufactured in the United States of America | FIRST AMERICAN EDITION

Collation: 18.8 x 13.3 cm. Pp. [i-x, 1-2] 3-20 [21-22] 23-42 [43-44] 45-62 [63-64] 65-87 [88-90] 91-111 [112-114] 115-128 [129-130] 131-148 [149-150] 151-164 [165-166] 167-188 [189-190] 191-211 [212-214]. [i]: blank. [ii]: ‘ALSO BY JULIAN BARNES | 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 | Letters from London 1990-1995’. [iii]: ‘CROSS CHANNEL | [decorative rule]’. [iv]: blank. [v]: title page. [vi]: copyright page. [vii]: ‘TO PAT’. [viii]: blank. [ix]: contents. [x]: blank. [1]: ‘INTERFERENCE | [decorative rule]’. [2]: blank. 3-20: text. [21]: ‘JUNCTION | [decorative rule]’. [22]: blank. 23-42: text. [43]: ‘EXPERIMENT | [decorative rule]’. [44]: blank. 45-62: text. [63]: ‘MELON | [decorative rule]’. [64]: blank. 65-87: text. [88]: blank. [89]: ‘EVERMORE | [decorative rule]’. [90]: blank. 91-111: text. [112]: blank. [113]: ‘GNOSSIENNE | [decorative rule]’. [114]: blank. 115-128: text. [129]: ‘DRAGONS | [decorative rule]’. [130]: blank. 131-148: text. [149]: ‘BRAMBILLA | [decorative rule]’. [150]: blank. 151-164: text. [165]: ‘HERMITAGE | [decorative rule]’. [166]: blank. 167-188: text. [189]: ‘TUNNEL | [decorative rule]’. [190]: blank. 191-211: text. [212-214]: blank.

General description: Binding 19.7 x 13.8 cm. Cream boards, dark green quarter board gold blocked on spine. White endpapers. Dust jacket in cream, brown, and green. Lettering is white on upper panel and black on lower panel.  Photo titled “Saint-Valéry, 1855” by Édouard Baldus on upper panel. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson. Photograph of the author by Jillian Edelstein located on lower panel.

Cross Channel | 50th Birthday Edition (Jonathan Cape, 1996)


Notes on this edition: Cross Channel: Stories. London: Jonathan Cape, 1996.

Special limited edition of fifty (50) copies in celebration of Julian Barnes’s fiftieth birthday.

The text block is identical to the first Jonathan Cape edition, except that the title page features Julian Barnes’s signature and limitation numbering in his hand. Also contains a four page signature tipped in to the front, the first sheet glued to a blue marbled endpaper (pictured). Another four page signature tipped in back, the last sheet glued to a blue marbled endpaper.

Text block: 20.0 x 13.6 cm. Binding: 21.3 x 14.4 cm. First edition sheets with gilt edges, bound in dark blue leather with marbled endpapers. Gold embossed on the front: ‘A SPECIAL EDITION / TO CELEBRATE JULIAN BARNES’S / FIFTIETH BIRTHDAY’. 

Also included with this example is a single sheet invitation from the Directors of Jonathan Cape to a special birthday dinner celebrating the author’s birthday.

Cross Channel | Uncorrected Proof (Jonathan Cape, 1996)


Notes on this edition: Cross Channel: Stories. London: Jonathan Cape, 1996.

Uncorrected Proof in cream card wraps with black and red lettering. Designed to resemble a traditional French Gallimard paperback edition. ‘JONATHAN CAPE UNCORRECTED BOOK PROOF’ in black along bottom of upper panel. Limited to 500 copies with the numbering to the first sheet. (20.5 x 13.9 cm).

Cross Channel (Picador, 1996)


Notes on this edition: Cross Channel. London: Picador, 1996. Pp. 224. £4.99. ISBN: 9780330349161

First Picador paperback edition with cover similar to the first UK hardback edition.

À jamais: et autres nouvelles (Denoël / Gallimard Folio, 2009; French)


Notes on this edition: À jamais: et autres nouvelles. Paris: Denoël / Gallimard Folio, 2009. Pp. 112. 18 cm. Translated by Jean-Pierre Aoustin. ISBN: 9782070360956.

Three short stories reprinted from the French translation of Julian Barnes’s collection Cross Channel (“Nouvelles extraites du recueil Outre-Manche“). The stories include “Evermore”, “Experience”, and “Hermitage”.

Title page lists the publisher as Denoël. The spine states the book is folio book no. 4839.

Café au Lait | Cross Channel (Editura Nemira, 2005; Romanian)


Notes on this edition: Café au Lait | Cross Channel. Bucureşti: Editura Nemira, 2005. Pp. 249. 18 cm. Translated by Mihai Moroiu. ISBN: 9789735697846. (Romanian)

Café au lait is the Roman translation of Julian Barnes’s short story collection Cross Channel. Story titles in this edition include: Ermitaj | Interferențe | Nod de cale ferată | Pepene galben | Experiment | Veșnic | Gnossienne | Dragoni | Brambilla | Tunel

Cross Channel | Uncorrected Proof (Alfred A. Knopf, 1996)


Notes on this edition: Uncorrected Proof of the U.S. edition of Cross Channel published by Alfred A. Knopf. Bound in cream paper wraps with black lettering. Publication information and the statement, ‘THIS IS AN UNCORRECTED PROOF’ on bottom of upper panel. (19.1 x 13.3 cm).

The publisher stapled three promotional items to the inside front cover, including two sheets of paper featuring review blurbs for Talking It OverFlaubert’s Parrot, and A History of the World in 10½ Chapters, and a sample dust jacket for the first U.S. edition, as pictured.