Lebensstufen | Levels of Life (Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2015; German)


Notes on this edition: Lebensstufen | Levels of Life.  Cologne: Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2015. Pp. 141. 20 cm. Translated by Gertraude Krueger. ISBN: 9783462047271. (German).

Levels of Life (Random House Canada, 2013)


Notes on this edition: First edition – Toronto: Random House Canada, 2013. $25.00. 

Descriptive Bibliography:

Title Page: JULIAN BARNES | LEVELS OF | LIFE | [Jonathan Cape device] | JONATHAN CAPE | LONDON

Copyright Page: PUBLISHED BY RANDOM HOUSE CANADA | Copyright © 2013 Julian Barnes | All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. No | part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical | means, including information storage and retrieval systems, without permission in | writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer, who may quote brief passages in a | review. Published in 2013 by Random House Canada, a division of Random House | of Canada Limited, Toronto, and simultaneously in the United Kingdom by Jonathan | Cape, a division of Random House Group Limited, London. Distributed in | Canada by Random House of Canada Limited. | www.randomhouse.ca | Random House Canada and colophon are registered trademarks. | Lines from ‘Exasperated Piety’ by Christopher Reid reproduced by kind permission of | the poet. | Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication | Barnes, Julian | Levels of life / Julian Barnes. | Issued also in electronic format. | ISBN 978-0-345-81355-8 | I. Title. | PR6052.A6657L49 2013     823’.914 C2013-900285-5 | Jacket design by Suzanne Dean | Image credit: ‘Mr Glaisher’s Voyage’, 5 September 1862 © Science Museum / Science | & Society Picture Library — All rights reserved. |Printed and bound in the United States of America | 1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2

Collation: 20.9 x 14.5 cm. Pp. [i-x] [1-2] 3-27 [28-30] 31-64 [65-66] 67-117 [118]. [i]: ‘LEVELS OF LIFE’. [ii]: blank. [iii]: ‘ALSO BY JULIAN BARNES | FICTION | 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 | Cross Channel | England, England | Love, Etc. | The Lemon Table | Arthur & George | Pulse | The Sense of an Ending | NON-FICTION | Letters from London 1990–1995 | Something to Declare | The Pedant in the Kitchen | Nothing to Be Frightened Of | Through the Window | TRANSLATION | In the Land of Pain by Alphonse Daudet’.[iv]: blank. [v]: title page. [vi]: copyright page. [vii]: ‘for Pat’. [viii]: blank. [ix]: ‘CONTENTS | [decorative rule] | THE SIN OF HEIGHT | 1 | ON THE LEVEL | 29 | THE LOSS OF DEPTH | 65’. [x]: blank. [1]: ‘THE SIN OF HEIGHT |  [decorative rule]’. [2]: blank. 3-27: text. [28]: blank. [29]: ‘ON THE LEVEL | [decorative rule]’. [30]: blank. 31-64: text. [65]: ‘THE LOSS OF DEPTH | [decorative rule]’. [66]: blank. 67-[118]: text. [119-120]: blank.

General description: Binding 21.6 x 15.0 cm. Black paper boards stamped in red lettering to spine. White endpapers. Cover design by Suzanne Dean. Features a deckle or uncut fore edge. Back flap of dust jacket features an author photograph by Alan Edwards and a photograph of Pat Kavanagh by Derek Thompson.

Levels of Life (Jonathan Cape, 2013)


Notes on this edition: First edition – London: Jonathan Cape, 2013. £10.99. 

Descriptive Bibliography: 

Title Page: JULIAN BARNES | LEVELS OF | LIFE | [Jonathan Cape device] | JONATHAN CAPE | LONDON

Copyright Page: Published by Jonathan Cape 2013 | 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1 | Copyright © Julian Barnes | Julian Barnes has asserted his right under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act | 1988 to be identified as the author of this work. | This book is sold subject to the | condition that it shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, resold, hired | out or otherwise circulated without the publisher’s prior consent in any form of | binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without a similar | condition, including this condition, being imposed on the subsequent purchaser. | Lines from ‘Exasperated Piety’ by Christopher Reid | reproduced by kind permission of the poet. | First published in Great Britain in 2013 by Jonathan Cape |  Random House, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, | London SW1V 2SA | www.randomhouse.co.uk | Addresses for companies within The Random House Group Limited | can be found at: www.randomhouse.co.uk/offices.htm | The Random House Group Limited Reg. No. 954009 | A CIP catalogue record for this book is available | from the British Library | ISBN: 9780224098151 | The Random House Group Limited makes every effort to | ensure that the papers used in its books are made from trees that have | been legally sourced from well-managed and credibly certified forests. | Our paper procurement policy can be found at: | www.randomhouse.co.uk/paper.htm | Printed and bound in Great Britain by | Clays Ltd, St Ives PLC

Collation: 19.7 x 12.8 cm. Pp. [i-viii] [1-2] 3-27 [28-30] 31-64 [65-66] 67-117 [118-120]. [i]: ‘LEVELS OF LIFE’. [ii]: blank. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘for Pat’. [vi]: blank. [vii]: ‘CONTENTS | [decorative rule] | THE SIN OF HEIGHT | 1 | ON THE LEVEL | 29 | THE LOSS OF DEPTH | 65’. [viii]: blank. [1]: ‘THE SIN OF HEIGHT |  [decorative rule]’. [2]: blank. 3-27: text. [28]: blank. [29]: ‘ON THE LEVEL | [decorative rule]’. [30]: blank. 31-64: text. [65]: ‘THE LOSS OF DEPTH | [decorative rule]’. [66]: blank. 67-[118]: text. [119-120]: blank.

General description: Binding 20.4 x 13.5 cm. Black cloth boards stamped in silver lettering to spine. Black endpapers. Cover design by Suzanne Dean. Features a smooth, cut fore edge. Back flap of dust jacket features an author photograph by Alan Edwards and a photograph of Pat Kavanagh by Derek Thompson.

Note: The title page of this example has been digitally altered to remove the  names in the dedication inscription.

Levels of Life (Center Point Publishing, 2014; Large Print)


Notes on this edition: 

Levels of Life. Thorndike, ME: Center Point Publishing, 2014. Pp. 127. 23 cm. ISBN: 9781628990065. (Large Print edition).

Large print edition with dust jacket. Smooth board binding with imagery and text of jacket printed to covers, as shown. This example features a unique inscription from the author to his webmaster.

Levels of Life (London Review Bookshop, 2013; Limited Edition Full Leather)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Levels of Life. London: London Review Bookshop, 2013. Limited Edition Full Leather.

In 2013, the London Review Bookshop issued a limited edition of Julian Barnes’s Levels of Life. One version was quarter-bound in leather (35 copies), another was full leather (15 copies), and a special hors série edition identical to the full leather version was produced for the author and select recipients (unstated on the limitation page, but limited to 3 copies, as noted in the image).

The limitation page of all editions is identical:

A special signed limited first edition of
Levels of Life
of which thirty-five copies have been
quarter-bound in Harmatan fine leather
numbered 1 to 35 and fifteen copies
full-bound in the same leather
numbered I to XV.

The bindings have been designed by
Andrew Stilwell and Patrick Roe and produced
by The Fine Book Bindery, Finedon, Northants.

This is number
[# in red followed by Julian Barnes’s signature in black ink]

Note: The limitation page of this example has been digitally altered to remove the personalized inscription from Julian Barnes to the edition’s owner.

Levels of Life (London Review Bookshop, 2013; Limited Edition Quarter Leather)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Levels of Life. London: London Review Bookshop, 2013. Limited Edition Quarter Leather.

In 2013, the London Review Bookshop issued a limited edition of Julian Barnes’s Levels of Life. One version was quarter-bound in leather (35 copies), another was full leather (15 copies), and a special hors série edition identical to the full leather version was produced for the author and select recipients (unstated on the limitation page, but limited to 3 copies).

The limitation page of all editions is identical, excepting the numbering:

A special signed limited first edition of
Levels of Life
of which thirty-five copies have been
quarter-bound in Harmatan fine leather
numbered 1 to 35 and fifteen copies
full-bound in the same leather
numbered I to XV.

The bindings have been designed by
Andrew Stilwell and Patrick Roe and produced
by The Fine Book Bindery, Finedon, Northants.

This is number
[# in red followed by Julian Barnes’s signature in black ink]

Note: The limitation page of this example has been digitally altered to remove the personalized inscription from Julian Barnes to the edition’s owner.

Levels of Life (Alfred A. Knopf, 2013)


Notes on this edition: First edition – New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. $22.95. 


Descriptive Bibliography

Title Page: LEVELS OF LIFE | Julian Barnes | [Knopf device] | ALFRED A. KNOPF | NEW YORK  2013

Copyright Page: THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK | PUBLISHED BY ALFRED A. KNOPF | Copyright © 2013 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved. Published in the United States by Alfred A. | Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc., New York. | Originally published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape, | an imprint of The Random House Group Limited, London. | www.aaknopf.com | Knopf, Borzoi Books, and the colophon are registered | trademarks of Random House, Inc. | Grateful acknowledgment is made to Christopher Reid for | permission to reprint an excerpt from “Exasperated Pity” by | Christopher Reid. Reprinted by permission of the poet. | The author is grateful to Richard Holmes’s The Age of Wonder | for its account of eighteenth-century ballooning. | Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data | Barnes, Julian. | Levels of life / by Julian Barnes.—First United Stated edition. | p.  cm. | | ISBN 978-0-385-35077-8 (hardcover) | I. Title. | PR6052.A6657L48 2013 | 823’.914—dc23 | [B]     2013004601 | Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson | Manufactured in the United States of America | First United States Edition

Collation: 19.0 x 13.2 cm. Pp. [i-x, 1-3] 4-30 [31-33] 34-69 [70-73] 74-128 [129-134]. [i]: blank. [ii]: ‘ALSO BY JULIAN BARNES | FICTION | 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 | Cross Channel | England, England | Love, Etc. | The Lemon Table | Arthur & George | Pulse | The Sense of an Ending | NONFICTION | Letters From London, 1990–1995 | Something to Declare | The Pedant in the Kitchen | Nothing to Be Frightened Of | TRANSLATION | In The Land of Pain by Alphonse Daudet’. [iii]: ‘LEVELS OF LIFE’. [iv]: blank. [v]: title page. [vi]: copyright page. [vii]: ‘FOR PAT’. [viii]: blank. [ix]: ‘CONTENTS | THE SIN OF HEIGHT | 1  | ON THE LEVEL | 31 | THE LOSS OF DEPTH | 71’. [x]: blank. [1]: ‘THE SIN OF HEIGHT’. [2]: blank. [3]-30: text. [31]: ‘ON THE LEVEL’. [32]: blank. [33]-69: text. [70]: blank. [71]: ‘THE LOSS OF DEPTH’. [72]: blank. [73]-128: text. [129-130]: blank. [131]: ‘A NOTE ABOUT THE AUTHOR | Julian Barnes is the author of eleven novels, three | books of short stories, and three collections of | journalism. In addition to the Man Booker Prize, his | other honors include the Somerset Maugham Award, | the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, and the | E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy | of Arts and Letters. He lives in London.’. [132]: blank. [133]: ‘A NOTE ON THE TYPE | This book was set in a version of the well-known | Monotype face Bembo. This letter was cut for | the celebrated Venetian printer Aldus Manutius | by Francesco Griffo, and first used in Pietro | Cardinal Bembo’s De Aetna of 1495. | Typeset by Scribe, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Printed and bound by RR Donnelley, | Harrisonburg, Virginia’. [134]: blank.  

General description: Binding 19.7 x 14.0 cm. Grey paper boards with black quarter-cloth spine stamped in silver lettering. White endpapers. Back flap of dust jacket features a photograph of Julian Barnes and Pat Kavanagh by Jillian Edelstein. Bottom of back flap dates the dust jacket as ‘9/2013’.

Niveles de vida | Levels of Life (Compactos Anagrama, 2017; Spanish)


Notes on this edition: Niveles de vida | Levels of Life. Barcelona: Compactos Anagrama, 2017. 21 cm. Translated by Jaime Zulaika. ISBN: 9788433960023. (Spanish).

This example is the first Compact edition of Levels of Life, published in June 2017.

Hoogteverschillen | Levels of Life (Uitgeverij Atlas Contact, 2017; Dutch)


Notes on this edition: Hoogteverschillen | Levels of Life. Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Atlas Contact, 2017. Pp. 127. 21 cm. Translated by Ronald Vlek. ISBN: 9789025441425. (Dutch).

This example is of the sixth printing in April 2017. The first edition was published in May 2013.

Visit the Atlas website: http://www.atlascontact.nl/auteur/julian-barnes/

УРОВНИ ЖИЗНИ | Levels of Life (Eksmo, 2017; Russian)


Notes on this edition: УРОВНИ ЖИЗНИ | Levels of Life. Eksmo, 2017. Pp. 192. 10 x 14 cm. ISBN: 9785699970810. (Russian).