Nada a temer | Nothing to Be Frightened of (Rocco, 2008; Portuguese-Brazil)


Notes on this edition: Nada a temer | Nothing to Be Frightened of. Rio de Janeiro: Rocco, 2008. Pp. 252 + [4]. 21 x 14 cm. Translated by Léa Viveiros de Castro. ISBN: 9788532524805. (Portuguese-Brazil).

Ikke noget at være bange for | Nothing to Be Frightened of (Tiderne Skifter, 2009; Danish)


Notes on this edition: Ikke noget at være bange for | Nothing to Be Frightened of. Copenhagen: Tiderne Skifter, 2009. Pp. 277 [278] + [2]. 22 x 14 cm. Translated by Claus Bech. ISBN: 9788779733442. (Danish).

Nichts, was man fürchten müsste | Nothing to Be Frightened of (btb, 2011; German)


Notes on this edition: Nichts, was man fürchten müsste | Nothing to Be Frightened of. Munich: btb, 2011. Pp. 332 [333] + [2]. 18.6 x 11.7 cm. Translated by Gertraude Krueger. ISBN: 9783442742134. (German).

Niets te vrezen | Nothing to Be Frightened of (Atlas, 2008; Dutch)


Notes on this edition: Niets te vrezen | Nothing to Be Frightened of. Amsterdam: Atlas, 2008. Pp. 254 [255] + [3]. 21 x 13.5 cm. Translated by Sjaak de Jong. ISBN: 9789045007106. (Dutch).

Nothing to Be Frightened of | Comb Bound Proof (Jonathan Cape, 2007)


Notes on this edition: Nothing to Be Frightened of. London: Jonathan Cape, 2007. Pp. 250. 21 x 15 cm.

Uncorrected proof secured with plastic comb binding. Printed on 28 November 2007. In discussing this specimen with Julian Barnes, he suggested this form of proof would have been created in extremely limited quantities prior to the more traditional uncorrected proof. This may, in fact, be the only extant copy bound in this manner.

Korkulacak Bir Şey Yok | Nothing to Be Frightened of (Ayrıntı Yayınları, 2011; Turkish)


Notes on this edition: Korkulacak Bir Şey Yok | Nothing to Be Frightened of. Istanbul: Ayrıntı Yayınları, 2011. Pp. 264 + [8]. 19.5 x 13 cm. Translated by Serdar Rifat Kırkoğlu. ISBN: 9789755397214. (Turkish).

Nothing to Be Frightened Of (Alfred A. Knopf, 2008)


Notes on this edition: First edition – New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008. $24.95. 

Descriptive Bibliography:

Title Page: Nothing | to Be | Frightened Of | [decorative rule] | Julian Barnes | [Knopf device] | ALFRED A. KNOPF, NEW YORK, 2008

Copyright Page: THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK | PUBLISHED BY ALFRED A. KNOPF | Copyright © 2008 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved. Published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, | a division of Random House, Inc., New York. | www.aaknopf.com | Originally published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape, an imprint of | The Random House Group Limited, London. | A portion of this book appeared in The New Yorker | Knopf, Borzoi Books, and the colophon are registered trademarks of | Random House, Inc. | Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data | Barnes, Julian. | Nothing to be frightened of / Julian Barnes.—1st American ed. | p.  cm. | | ISBN 978-0-307-26963-8 | 1. Barnes, Julian—Psychology. 2. Authors, English—20th century— | Biography. 3. Fear of death. 4. Barnes, Julian—Philosophy. | 5. Barnes, Julian—Religion. 6. Barnes, Julian—Childhood and youth. | 7. Barnes, Julian—Family. I. Title. | PR6052.A6657Z46 2008 823’.914B—dc22 2008019603 | Manufactured in the United States of America | First United States Edition

Collation: 21.2 x 14.0 cm. Pp. [i-viii, 1-4] 5-[244] [beginning with page 5, all odd pages are numbered, while all even pages are unnumbered] [245-248]. [i]: blank. [ii]: ‘BY THE SAME AUTHOR | FICTION | Arthur & George | The Lemon Table | Love, etc. | England, England | Cross Channel | The Porcupine | Talking It Over |  A History of the World in 10½ Chapters | Staring at the Sun | Flaubert’s Parrot | Before She Met Me | Metroland | NONFICTION | The Pedant in the Kitchen | Something to Declare | Letters From London, 1990–1995 | TRANSLATION | In the Land of Pain | by Alphonse Daudet’. [iii]: ‘NOTHING | to Be | Frightened Of’. [iv]: blank. [v]: title page. [vi]: copyright page. [vii]: ‘to P.’. [viii]: blank. [1]: ‘Nothing | to Be | Frightened Of’. [2]: blank. [3-4]: text. 5-[244]: text. [245-246]: blank. [247]: ‘A NOTE ON THE TYPE | Pierre SImon Fournier le jeune, who designed the type used | in this book, was both an originator and a collector of types. | His types are old style in character and sharply cut. In 1764 | and 1766 he published his Manual typographique, a treatise on | the history of French types and printing, and on what many | consider his most important contribution to typography— | the measurement of type by the point system. | Composed by Stratford Publishing Services | Brattleboro, Vermont | Printed and bound by R. R. Donnelley | Harrisonburg, Virginia | Designed by M. Kristen Bearse’. [248]: blank.  

General description: Binding 22.0 x 14.7 cm. Light blue paper boards with grey quarter-cloth spine stamped in silver lettering. White endpapers. The text block has a ‘deckled’ or uncut fore edge. Cover features a photograph of Julian Barnes by Paul Stuart. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson. Bottom of back flap dates the dust jacket as ‘9/2008’.

Additional Printings are documented below:

Nothing to be Frightened of (London Review Bookshop, 2008; Limited Edition Full Leather)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Nothing to be Frightened of. London: London Review Bookshop, 2008. Limited edition bound in full leather and signed by the author. The book itself measures 22.2 x 14.2 cm. The solander box measures 24.5 x 16 cm.

In 2008, the London Review Bookshop issued two limited editions of Julian Barnes’s Nothing to be Frightened of, one quarter-bound in leather (100 copies) and one full leather (25 copies). The text block of both editions is tinted blue, as pictured.

The limitation page of both editions are identical:

A special signed limited First Edition of
Nothing to be Frightened of, comprising 125 copies,
of which one hundred have been quarter-bound
in Harmatan fine grain leather (Crimson 21)
with patterned boards designed by Enid Marx
(© Judd Street Gallery 1988), housed in a cloth
slipcase and numbered 1-100 and twenty-five
fully bound in the same leather, housed in
a solander box and numbered I-XXV.

The bindings have been designed by
Andrew Stilwell and the books have been bound,
slipcased and boxed by The Fine Book Bindery,
Wellingborough, Northants.

This is number
[# and signature by Julian Barnes]

Nothing to be Frightened of (London Review Bookshop, 2008; Limited Edition Quarter Leather)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Nothing to be Frightened of. London: London Review Bookshop, 2008. Limited edition bound in quarter leather and signed by the author. The book itself measures 22.2 x 14.3 cm. The slipcase measures 23.0 x 14.8 cm.

In 2008, the London Review Bookshop issued two limited editions of Julian Barnes’s Nothing to be Frightened of, one quarter-bound in leather (100 copies) and one full leather (25 copies). The text block of both editions is tinted blue, as pictured.

The limitation page of both editions are identical:

A special signed limited First Edition of
Nothing to be Frightened of, comprising 125 copies,
of which one hundred have been quarter-bound
in Harmatan fine grain leather (Crimson 21)
with patterned boards designed by Enid Marx
(© Judd Street Gallery 1988), housed in a cloth
slipcase and numbered 1-100 and twenty-five
fully bound in the same leather, housed in
a solander box and numbered I-XXV.

The bindings have been designed by
Andrew Stilwell and the books have been bound,
slipcased and boxed by The Fine Book Bindery,
Wellingborough, Northants.

This is number
[# and signature by Julian Barnes]

Nichts, was man fürchten müsste | Nothing to Be Frightened of (Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2010; German)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Nichts, was man fürchten müsste | Nothing to Be Frightened of. Cologne: Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2010. Pp. 332 [333] + [3]. 21 x 13.4 cm. Translated by Gertraude Krueger. ISBN: 9783462041866. (German).