Notes on this edition: David Rees – Bruce Chatwin, Martin Amis, Julian Barnes: A Bibliography of Their First Editions. London: Colophon Press, 1992. Pp. 24. ISBN (numbered edition): 1874122024; (lettered edition): 1874122032.
An early bibliography of Julian Barnes’s works from Metroland to Talking It Over, including his novels written under the pseudonym Dan Kavanagh.
Number 2 in the Colophon Press Bibliography Series, published on 14 February 1992. Published in an edition of 250 numbered copies, with an additional 26 signed copies lettered A-Z.
Notes on this edition: Laura Cumming. Julian Barnes. London: Book Trust in Conjunction with the British Council, 1990.
Pamphlet with three folds making four panels per side. Measures 10 x 21 cm when folded. Includes biographical information written by Laura Cumming, a short bibliography of Barnes’s novels, blurbs from critics, and Barnes’s photo and facsimile signature to the front panel.
Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “The Stowaway” from A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. The Reader’s Collection, 1989. Pp.28. 23 x 15.5 cm.
Sample chapter from Julian Barnes’s novel bound in paper covers. Stated on the inside pages: “This free sample chapter is one of the four specially printed for the Summer Reader’s Collection […]”.
The sample chapter includes a reproduction of the novel’s title page and copyright page. As this is the only sample examined, it remains unclear why the Barnes chapter was bound in a cover featuring cover art from Gita Mehta’s Raj.
Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. The Sense of an Ending. London: Vintage, 2017. Pp. 150 + . 17.7 x 11 cm.
This edition was produced as a special movie tie-in promotion conducted in conjunction with the Daily Telegraph. The format is smaller in size than the standard Vintage movie tie-in edition released in 2017.
Also featured is a promotional, movie tie-in bookmark.
Notes on this edition: Hynson, Colin. “Julian Barnes.” Book and Magazine Collector, No. 98, May 1992. Pp. 39-45.
This issue of Book and Magazine Collector features a lengthy overview of Julian Barnes’s publications up to Talking It Over (1991). The piece depicts the beginning of an overall increase in the collectible value of Julian Barnes books, especially for his highly-praised novel Flaubert’s Parrot.
Notes on this edition: “One of a Kind.” Peterborough: RNIB, [nd]. 29.6 x 20.7 cm.
The Royal National Institute of Blind People published Julian Barnes’s short story “One of a Kind” along with three other short stories. Spiral bound, the cover is labelled “Short Stories 158”. No printed publication date.
Barnes’s short story “One of a Kind” was originally published in the London Review of Books, Vol. 4, No. 3, 18 February 1982, pp. 23-24.
This edition inscribed “One of Ryan’s more obscure discoveries – all good wishes – Julian Barnes”.
Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. The Noise of Time. London: Vintage, 2017. Pp. 183 . 19.7 x 12.7 cm. ISBN: 9781784703325.
The first paperback edition issued by Vintage in the United Kingdom. Paper covers with promotional blurbs printed on the inside covers. Precedes the Waterstones exclusive edition, which is identical (size, ISBN, title page, copyright page, etc.), except that the cover of the Waterstones edition has French flaps.
Also featured is a promotional bookmark for the novel.
Below is the third printing of the Vintage paperback edition:
Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes wrote four crime novels using the pseudonym “Dan Kavanagh”, but the first time he used the name in print was to sign a letter to the editor in the 25 May 1979 issue of The New Statesman (p. 753). This copy is signed by Barnes, “Dan Kavanagh’s first appearance in print! DK/JB”.
Notes on this edition: Highlights from the Collection of Rolland L. Comstock. Dickerson, MD: Quill & Brush, [undated].
Noted bibliophile Rolland L. Comstock frequently traveled to author signings while building his extensive collection of modern first editions. Comstock was an avid collector of Julian Barnes material, and Barnes has at times referenced Comstock in his non-fiction writing. Comstock died on July 3, 2007, and Quill & Brush were commissioned to sell the majority of his collection. The catalog presented here consists of highlights from the Comstock collection, including several pages of entries (with asking prices) related to Julian Barnes. Also included in the catalog were several reproductions of inscriptions from Barnes to Comstock.
Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. A Life with Books. London: Jonathan Cape, 2012. Pp. 27 + . 15 x 11 cm. ISBN: 9780224097260. £1.99.
Published by Jonathan Cape to celebrate Independent Booksellers Week ( 30 June-7 July 2012). It was sold exclusively in independent bookshops. Proceeds from the sale of this pamphlet were donated to Freedom from Torture: The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture.
Bound in cream paper wraps with red and black lettering. The author and title of the book are embossed, as pictured. The exact number of copies published is estimated by the author to be around 17,000.
The essay was also published in The Guardian.