England, England (Jonathan Cape, 1998)

Notes on this edition: First edition U.K. hardback published by Jonathan Cape. This copy signed by Julian Barnes and dated “3/9/98”. ISBN: 0224052756.

Descriptive Bibliography: First Edition — England, England. London: Jonathan Cape, 1998. £15.99.

Title Page: ENGLAND, | ENGLAND | Julian Barnes | [Jonathan Cape device] | JONATHAN CAPE | LONDON

Copyright Page: First published 1998 | 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 | Copyright © Julian Barnes 1998 | Julian Barnes has asserted his right | under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 | to be identified as the author of this work | First published in the United Kingdom in 1998 by | Jonathan Cape | Random House, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 2SA | Random House Australia (Pty) Limited | 20 Alfred Street, Milsons Point, Sydney, | New South Wales 2061, Australia | Random House New Zealand Limited | 18 Poland Road, Glenfield, | Auckland 10, New Zealand | Random House South Africa (Pty) Limited | PO Box 337, Bergvlei, 2012 South Africa | Random House UK Limited Reg. No. 954009 | A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library | Papers used by Random House UK Limited are natural, | recyclable products made from wood grown in sustainable forests. | The manufacturing processes conform to the environmental | regulations of the country of origin. | ISBN 0-224-05275-6 | Typeset in Baskerville by Deltatype Ltd, Birkenhead | Printed and bound in Great Britain | by Mackays of Chatham PLC

Collation: 21.5 x 13.8 cm. Pp. [i-vi, 1-2] 3-25 [26-27] 28-103 [104-105] 106-175 [176-177] 178-238 [239-240] 241-266. [i]: ‘ENGLAND, | ENGLAND’. [ii]: ‘by the same author | 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 | CROSS CHANNEL’. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘TO PAT’. [vi]: blank. [1]: ‘1: ENGLAND’. [2]: blank. 3-25: text. [26]: blank. [27]: ‘2: ENGLAND, | ENGLAND | One’. 28-103: text. [104]: blank. [105]: ‘Two’. 106-175: text. [176]: blank. [177]: ‘Three’. 178-238: text. [239]: ‘3: ANGLIA’. [240]: blank. 241-266: text.

General description: Binding 22.2 x 14.4 cm. Black boards, silver blocked on spine. Dark blue endpapers. Upper and lower panels of dust jacket depict a puzzle of England in blue, orange, yellow, purple, pink, and red.  Lettered in white, excepting the price in red. Illustration by Bill Gregory. Author photograph by Jillian Edelstein on back flap.

England, England (Vintage Canada, 1999)

Notes on this edition: England, England. Toronto: Vintage Canada, 1999. ISBN: 9780679309970

Stated “First Canadian Edition” to the copyright page. The publication date for this edition is not clearly listed, though the “Cataloguing in Publication Data” suggests the year as 1999.

England, England (Picador, 1999)

Notes on this edition: England, England. London: Picador, 1999. Pp. 266. 18 cm. ISBN: 9780330373449.

This particular specimen is the third printing of the Picador paperback edition. Included in the photos is a detail of the title, stamped in gold lettering.

England, England (Vintage Books, 2008)

Notes on this edition: England, England. London: Vintage Books, 2008. ISBN: 9780099526544


Inglaterra, Inglaterra | England, England (Anagrama/Quinteto, 2002; Spanish)

Notes on this edition: Inglaterra, Inglaterra | England, England. [Barcelona]: Anagrama/Quinteto, 2002. Pp. 380. 18 cm. Translated by Jaime Zulaika. ISBN: 8495971062. (Spanish).

Spine is marked as “65” in the series.

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).

England, England | Re-jacketed (Vintage Books, 2012)

Notes on this edition: England, England. London: Vintage Books, 2012. Pp. 266. 20 cm. ISBN: 9780099526544

Vintage issued the paperback edition of Julian Barnes’s England, England with an updated cover following the success of Barnes’s novel The Sense of an Ending in 2011. The cover lettering echoes the lettering on the jacket of the Jonathan Cape edition of the Man Booker Prize winning novel. Both covers were designed by Suzanne Dean. The edition pictured is a sixth printing with the number sequence on the copyright page: “6 8 10 9 7”.

England, England | Uncorrected Proof (Jonathan Cape, 1998)

Notes on this edition: Uncorrected Proof of Julian Barnes’s novel England, England in colored card wraps with white lettering. ‘A JONATHAN CAPE UNCORRECTED PROOF’ along bottom of front cover. Publication information along bottom of back panel with a provisional publication date of 3 September 1998. (21.6 x 13.4 cm).

England, England (Metaixmio, 2002; Greek)

Notes on this edition: England, England. Athens: Metaixmio, 2002. Pp. 377. Translated by Αλεξάνδρα Κονταξάκη (Alexandra Kontaxakae). (Greek).

The Library Book (Profile Books, 2012)

Notes on this edition: As part of the austerity policies sweeping through England, library cuts and closures became all too common an occurrence. In 2012, The Library Book was published in support of The Reading Agency’s efforts to promote libraries and reading.

In addition to Julian Barnes, several other authors contributed pieces to the book, including Zadie Smith, Alan Bennettt, Stephen Fry, James Brown, Anita Anand, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Luch Mangan, Seth Godin, Val McDermid, Lionel Shriver, Bella Bathurst, China Miéville, Caitlin Moran, Tom Holland, Susan Hill, Michael Brooks, Bali Rai, Ann Cleeves, Julie Myerson, Nicky Wire, Kate Mosse, Karin Slaughter, and Miranda McKerney.

Barnes’s contribution “The Defence of the Book” (pp. 9-13) claims to be “From a proposed second edition of England, England“, and it outlines the collapse of libraries and reading in England after Sir Jack Pitman’s theme park has brought forth the economic decline of ‘Old England’. Barnes published his piece of short fiction in The Guardian during National Libraries Day in February 2012.