The Borzoi Reader (Alfred A. Knopf, Spring 2001)

Notes on this edition: The Borzoi Reader. Alfred A. Knopf, Spring 2001. Complimentary promotional item containing information and an excerpt from Julian Barnes’s novel Love, etc. published by Alfred A. Knopf. Barnes’s excerpt appears on pages 22-23. Also includes quote from Barnes’s editor at Knopf Gary Fisketjon.

Love, etc (Random House Canada, 2000)

Notes on this edition: First Canadian edition – Canada: Random House Canada, 2000. $32.95.


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Title Page: Love, etc | JULIAN BARNES | [Random House device] | RANDOM HOUSE CANADA

Copyright Page: Copyright © 2000 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 | Canada in 2000 by Random House Canada, a division of | Random House of Canada Limited, and simultaneously in | Great Britain by Jonathan Cape | Random House Canada and colophon are trademarks | Canadian Cataloguing in Publication Data | Barnes, Julian | Love, etc. | ISBN 0-679-31083-5 | 1. Title | PR6052. A6657L68  2000 823’.914 COO-931154-8 | Papers used by The Random House Group 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. | Typeset in Deltatype Ltd, Birkenhead, Merseyside | Printed and bound in Great Britain by | Mackays of Chatham PLC | 2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3 1

Collation: 21.6 x 13.7 cm. Pp. [i-vi] 1-249 [250]. [i]: ‘Love, etc’. [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 | ENGLAND, ENGLAND’. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘to Pat’. [vi]: blank. 1-[250]: text.

General description: Nearly identical to the first U.K. edition, but with slight alteration to dust jacket text on back flap. Binding 22.2 x 14.5 cm. Black boards, gold blocked on spine. Burgundy end pages. White dust jacket lettered in grey, red, and black. Color image of three shoes to upper panel and two shoes to lower panel. Jacket photograph by Ashley Rudolph. Author photograph by Jillian Edelstein on back flap. Title listed as ‘Love, etc’ [no full stop].

Kjærlighet etc. | Love, etc (Aschehoug, 2002; Norwegian)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Kjærlighet etc. | Love, etc. Oslo: Aschehoug, 2002. Pp. 255 [256]. 21.2 x 13.5 cm. Translated by Knut Ofstad. ISBN: 820320550. (Norwegian).

Trioloog ; Liefde, enz. | Talking It Over ; Love, etc. | Dual Edition (Uitgeverij Atlas Contact, 2016; Dutch)

Notes on this edition: Trioloog ; Liefde, enz. | Talking It Over ; Love, etc. Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Atlas Contact, 2016. Trioloog translated by Bartho Kriek; Liefde, enz. translated by Marijke Versluys. Pp. 283 [284]; Pp. 249 [250]. 21.5 x 14.1 cm. ISBN: 9789025448752. (Dutch).

Special dual edition of Trioloog and Liefde, enz. The book flips upside down to read the other text, as shown in the cover image photo. A single, blank page separates the two texts.

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Love, etc. (Chivers Press | Thorndike Press, 2001; Large Print)

Notes on this edition: Love, etc. Bath, England: Chivers Press and Waterville, ME: Thorndike Press, 2001. Pp. 268 [269] + [5]. 21.6 x 13.7 cm. ISBN (UK): 0754045102; ISBN (US): 0786233354.

Large Print Edition published simultaneously by Chivers Press and Thorndike Press for U.K. and U.S. distribution. The hardback and paperback editions appear virtually identical. The hardback pictured above is from Julian Barnes’s personal collection and shows extreme sun bleaching to the spine.

Below, the paperback example shows stamps and markings as a former library book.

Love, etc. | Uncorrected Proof (Alfred A. Knopf, 2001)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Love, etc. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. Pp. 224 + [8]. 21.2 x 13.9 cm.

Advance Reader’s Proof in cream wraps with black and red lettering, as in the first American edition. Upper panel includes the statement, ‘ADVANCE READER’S EDITION’. Publication information on lower panel. Title listed as, ‘Love, etc.’ [full stop]. 

This proof was printed for wider distribution than Knopf’s in-house, red proof.

Dix ans après | Love, etc (Mercure de France, 2002)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Dix ans après | Love, etc. Paris: Mercure de France, 2002. Pp. 253 [254] + [2]. 20.5 x 14 cm. Translated by Jean-Pierre Aoustin. ISBN: 9782715222236. (French).

Published in December 2001, Dix ans après is the French translation of Julian Barnes’s novel Love, etc, which is a sequel to the novel Talking It Over. Interestingly, Talking It Over was translated into French with under the title Love, etc.

Ljubezen, etc. | Love, etc (Mladinska knjiga, 2002; Slovenian)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Ljubezen, etc. | Love, etc. Ljubljana: Mladinska knjiga, 2002. Pp. 217 + [3]. 20.6 x 14.4 cm. Translated by Valerija Cokan. ISBN: 9788611163420. (Slovenian).

Love, etc. (Vintage Canada, 2002)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Love, etc. Toronto: Vintage Canada, 2002. Pp. 227 + [3]. 20.2 x 13.1 cm. ISBN: 0679311238.

First Vintage Canada paperback edition. Appears identical to the first Vintage International edition, except for changes to publisher information, ISBN, etc.

Love, etc. (Vintage International, 2002)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Love, etc. New York: Vintage International, 2002. Pp. 227 + [3]. 20.2 x 13.1 cm. ISBN: 0375725881

First U.S. paperback edition issued by Vintage International. The title page reuses the “Love, etc.” graphics for the first U.S. hardback edition.