Duffy (Jonathan Cape, 1980)

Notes on this edition: First edition – London: Jonathan Cape, 1980. £4.95. Print run: 4000.

Julian Barnes’s first book publication under the pseudonym Dan Kavanagh. Published the same year as Barnes’s first literary novel Metroland (1980).

Note in the images that Cape price clipped the front flap of the dust jacket and affixed price tags of £8.95 and £9.95. Both jackets were placed on first edition texts, showing the publisher’s increased sales price over time. Included in the images are two signatures, both as “Dan Kavanagh”, but one showing the Kavanagh “flare” Barnes typically uses when signing as his pseudonym. The second “Dan Kavanagh” appears in Barnes’s normal hand, which is unusual for his pseudonym signature.

Descriptive Bibliography:

Title Page: Duffy | Dan Kavanagh | [Jonathan Cape device] | JONATHAN CAPE | THIRTY BEDFORD SQUARE LONDON

Copyright Page: First published 1980 | Copyright © by Dan Kavanagh 1980 | Jonathan Cape Ltd, 30 Bedford Square, London WC1 | British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data | Kavanagh, Dan | Duffy | I. Title | 823’.9’1F  PR6061.A89/ | ISBN 0 224 01822 1 | Printed in Great Britain by | Lowe & Brydone Printers Ltd, Thetford, Norfolk

Collation: 19.7 x 12.8 cm. Pp. [i-iv, 1-6] 7-180 [181-188]. [i]: pasted to board. [ii-iv]: blank. [1]: ‘Duffy’. [2]: blank. [3]: title page. [4]: copyright page. [5]: ‘To Pat Kavanagh’. [6]: blank. 7-180: text. [181]: text. [182-187]: blank. [188]: pasted to board.

General description: Binding 20.5 x 13.5 cm. Black boards, gold blocked on spine. No endpapers (outer leaves pasted down). Black dust jacket lettered in pink, yellow and white, with a color drawing of a woman’s foot in a pink high-heel shoe.  No author photograph.

Duffy (Pantheon Books, 1986)

Notes on this edition: Duffy. New York: Pantheon Books, 1986. $3.95. First American edition in paper covers.

Descriptive Bibliography:

Title Page: Duffy | Dan Kavanagh | [Pantheon ornament] | PANTHEON BOOKS | NEW YORK

Copyright Page: Copyright © 1980 by Dan Kavanagh. | All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright | Conventions. Published in the United States by Pantheon Books, a divi- | sion of Random House, Inc., New York. Hardcover edition originally | published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape Ltd., London, in 1980. | Manufactured in the United States of America | First Pantheon Paperback Edition

Collation: 17.5 x 10.5 cm. Pp. [i-ii, 1-6] 7-180 [181-190]. [i-ii]: blank. [1]: ‘Duffy’. [2]: ‘BY THE SAME AUTHOR | Fiddle City’. [3]: title page. [4]: copyright page. [5]: ‘To Pat Kavanagh’. [6]: blank. 7-180: text. [181]: text. [182]: blank. [183]: ‘ABOUT THE AUTHOR | DAN KAVANAGH was born in County Sligo in 1946. | Having devoted his adolescence to truancy, venery | and petty theft, he left home at seventeen and | signed on as a deckhand on a Liberian tanker. After | jumping ship at Montevideo, he roamed across the | Americas taking a variety of jobs: he was a steer- | wrestler, a waiter-on-roller-skates at a drive-in eat- | ery in Tucson, and a bouncer in a gay bar in San | Francisco. He is currently working in London at | jobs he declines to specify, and lives in North | Islington. He is also the author of Fiddle City.’. [184]: blank. [185-187]: advertisements. [188-190]: blank.

General description: Binding 17.5 x 10.5 cm. Paperbound in white.  Lettered in pink (title) and white (author), with cover design by Louise Fili.  No hardback edition was published in the U.S., which makes this paperback release the first true American edition.

The Duffy Omnibus (Penguin, 1991)

Notes on this edition: Dan Kavanagh. The Duffy Omnibus. London: Penguin, 1991. Pp. 740 + [6]. 19.7 x 12.7 cm. ISBN: 9780140158243

Includes all four Dan Kavanagh novels: DuffyFiddle CityPutting the Boot InGoing to the Dogs.

顔役を擊て | Duffy (Hayakawa Shobō, 1981; Japanese)

Notes on this edition: Dan Kavanagh. 顔役を擊て (Kaoyaku o utte) | Duffy. Tokyo: Hayakawa Shobō, 1981. Pp. 169 + [7]. 18.3 x 10.6 cm. Translated by Yoshinobu Tamura. (Japanese).

Hayakawa Shobō published this Japanese translation of Duffy, Julian Barnes’s first novel using the pseudonym “Dan Kavanagh”, the year after its English publication by Jonathan Cape in 1980. Published as a paperback issued in publisher’s protective plastic cover. 

La nuit est sale | Duffy (Gallimard, 1981; French)

Notes on this edition: Dan Kavanagh. La nuit est sale | Duffy. [Paris]: Gallimard, 1981. Pp. 217 [218] + [6]. 17.8 x 10.7 cm. Translated by F.M. Watkins. Série noire. (French).

The inscription in the photo has been slightly edited to remove the names to whom Julian Barnes inscribed the copy as well as the location and date of the inscription.

Bendeniz Duffy | Duffy (Ayrinti Yayinlari, 2000; Turkish)

Notes on this edition: Dan Kavanagh. Bendeniz Duffy | Duffy. Istanbul: Ayrıntı Yayinlari, 2000. Pp. 172 + [4]. 19.5 x 13 cm. Translated by Serdar Rifat Kıroğlu. ISBN: 9789755392707. (Turkish).