“Mrs Thather Remembers” | Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Essays (Allen Lane, 1999)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Mrs Thather Remembers.” Selected and with a foreword by Ian Hamilton. The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Essays. London & New York: Allen Lane & The Penguin Press, 1999. Pp. 554 [555] + [5]. 24 x 16 cm.

Julian Barnes’s essay appears on pp. 543-[555]. The dust jacket of this example lists sale prices for both the U.K. and Canadian, but not the U.S. The essay was published in Barnes’s collection Letters from London.

Letters from London (Vintage International, 1995)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Letters from London. New York: Vintage International, 1995. Pp. 320. 20.4 x 13 cm. ISBN: 0679761616.

The example above appears to be a second printing with a number line of “10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2”. It has a price of $13.00 on the back cover.

The example below appears to be a sixth printing with a number line of “10 9 8 7 6”. It has a price of $14.00 on the back cover. It has the same measurements and pagination as the earlier edition.

Letters from London (Picador, 2005; Rejacketed)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Letters from London. London: Picador, 2005. Pp. 352. 19.7 x 12.8 cm. ISBN: 0330341162.

Picador reissued their edition of Letters from London with new cover art at the same time they reissued Barnes’s other books. While the copyright page does not state the date, the rejacketed editions were issued in 2005. This printing is the 6th printing.

Author photograph by Ellen Warner.

Brieven uit Londen | Letters from London (Atlas, 1996; Dutch)


Notes on this edition: Brieven uit Londen | Letters from London: 1990-1995. Amsterdam/Antwerpen: Uitgeverij Atlas, 1996. Pp. 367 [368]. 21 x 13.2 cm. Translated by Ronald Cohen. ISBN: 9025414044. (Dutch).

Letters from London / Lettres de Londres (Gallimard, 2005; Bilingual Edition)


Notes on this edition: Letters from London (selected letters) / Lettres de Londres (choix). Paris: Gallimard, 2005. Pp. 211 + [13]. 17.8 x 10.8 cm. Translated by Josette Chicheportiche and Maryse Leynaud. ISBN: 2070308391. (English/French: Bilingual Edition).

Lettres de Londres | Letters from London (Denoël/Folio, 1997; French)


Notes on this edition: Lettres de Londres | Letters from London. Paris: Denoël/Folio, 1997. Pp. 376 [377] + [7]. 17.7 x 10.8 cm. Translated by Josette Chicheportiche and Maryse Leynaud. ISBN: 2070403947. (French).

Folio no. 3027.

Lettres de Londres | Letters from London (Denoël, 1996; French)


Notes on this edition: Lettres de Londres | Letters from London. Paris: Denoël, 1996. Pp. 364 + [4]. 20.5 x 13.9 cm. Translated by Josette Chicheportiche and Maryse Leynaud. ISBN: 2207244121. (French).

Briefe aus London, 1990-1995 | Letters from London (Haffmans Verlag, 1995; German)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Briefe aus London, 1990-1995 | Letters from London. Zürich: Haffmans Verlag, 1995. Pp. 376 [377] + [7]. 22 x 14 cm. Translated by Gertraude Krueger and Robin Cackett. ISBN: 3251003003. (German).

Letters from London | Uncorrected Proof (Picador, 1995)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Letters from London 1990-1995. London: Picador, 1995. Pp. 344. 20.5 x 14.2 cm.

Uncorrected Proof in white card wraps with black lettering. Author photo on front by Jillian Edelstein.  ‘UNCORRECTED BOOK PROOF’ in black near bottom of back cover. 

The first state of this proof lists the provisional publication date as ’21 April 1995′, but a later state carries a corrective sticker listing the publication date as ‘7 April’.

Letters from London (Vintage Canada, 1995)


Notes on this edition: First Canadian edition – Toronto: Vintage Canada, 1995. $16.95.

Descriptive Bibliography:

Title Page: JULIAN BARNES | Letters | from | London | [Vintage Canada ‘sun’ device] | Vintage Canada | A Division of Random House of Canada

Copyright Page: Copyright 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. | Published in Canada by Vintage Canada, | a division of Random House of Canada, Limited, Toronto, | and simultaneously in the United States by Vintage Books, | a division of Random House, Inc., New York. | All of the material in this work was originally published | in The New Yorker, in slightly different form. | Grateful acknowledgment is made to the following for permission | to reprint previously published material: | EMI Music Publishing: Excerpt from “Taxman,” words and music by George Harrison, | copyright © 1966 by Northern Songs. All rights controlled and administered by EMI | Blackwood Music Inc., under license from ATV Music (BMI). All rights reserved. | International copyright secured. Reprinted by permission of EMI Music Publishing. | Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc.: Excerpt from “Bridge for the Living” from Collected Poems | by Philip Larkin, copyright © 1988, 1989 by the Estate of Philip Larkin; excerpts from | Mrs. Thatcher’s Minister by Alan Clark, copyright © 1993 by Alan Clark. Reprinted by | permission of Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. HarperCollins Publishers: Selected excerpts | from The Downing Street Years by Margaret Thatcher. Copyright © 1993 by Margaret | Thatcher. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. | Canadian Cataloguing in Publication Data | Barnes, Julian. | Letters from London | ISBN 0-394-22453-1 | 1. Great Britain—Politics and government—1979—   —Humor. | 2. Great Britain—Humor. I. Title. | PR6052.A6657L47  1995   824’.914  C95-930226-3 | BOOK DESIGN BY CATHRYN S. AISON | Manufactured in the United States of America | 10  9  8  7  6  5  4  3  2 1

Collation: 19.9 x 12.9 cm. Pp. [i-vi] vii-xv [xvi, 1-2] 3-320. [i]: ‘JULIAN BARNES | Letters from London | Julian Barnes was born in Leicester, England, in | 1946, was educated at Oxford University, and now | lives in London. He is the author of seven novels— | Metroland, Before She Met Me, Flaubert’s Parrot, Star- | ing at the Sun, A History of the World in 10½ Chapters, I Talking It Over, and The Porcupine.’. [ii]: ‘Books 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’. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘to Jay and Helen’. [vi]: blank. vii-viii: contents. ix-xv: preface. [xvi]: blank. [1]: ‘Letters from London’. [2]: blank. 3-311: text. [312]: blank. 313-320: index.

General description: Binding 19.9 x 12.9 cm. As in A13(b), but with blurbs on lower panel from Jay McInerney, The Toronto Star, and The New York Review of Books.