Pulse | Final Uncorrected Proof (Jonathan Cape, 2010)


Notes on this edition: 

Pulse. Jonathan Cape, 2010. Final Uncorrected Proof with lengthy inscription by Julian Barnes stating: “the first proof run to be bound up was suppressed because of authorial complaint at the myriad errors. A very few of the final (or near-final) corrected proofs were later bound up, of which this is one”.

Note: The inscription has been edited to remove part of the personalized dedication.

Pulse | Uncorrected Proof (Jonathan Cape, 2010)


Notes on this edition: Pulse | Uncorrected Proof. London: Jonathan Cape, 2010.

When Jonathan Cape produced the uncorrected proof of Pulse, the text included enough errors that Julian Barnes asked the publisher to “pulp” or destroy the proof edition. Cape produced a subsequent, corrected and unbound proof for use within the publishing house and by the author while making his final revisions to the text. The author and publisher spared the specimen featured here specifically for inclusion in the Julian Barnes bibliography.

Pulse | Uncorrected Proof (Alfred A. Knopf, 2011)


Notes on this edition: Pulse. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011. Uncorrected Proof in red paper wrappers with provisional publication data printed to the front cover.

Puls | Pulse (Geopoetika, 2011; Serbian)


Notes on this edition: Puls | Pulse. Belgrade: Geopoetika, 2011. Pp. 237. 21 cm. Translated by Nina Ivanović Muždeka. ISBN: 9788661450686. (Serbian).

Pulso | Pulse (Anagrama, 2012; Spanish | 3rd edition)


Notes on this edition: Pulso | Pulse. Barcelona: Editorial Anagrama, 2012. Pp. 259. 22 cm. ISBN: 9788433975799. Translated by Mauricia Bach. (Spanish).

Paper covers with French flaps. The first Anagram edition was published in 2011, whereas Anagrama published the 2nd and 3rd editions in January 2012. The example featured in this post is the 3rd edition, as indicated on the copyright page and the dark blue promotional band wrapped around the covers. Author photography by Lisbeth Salas.

Pulse (Vintage International, 2012)


Notes on this edition: Pulse: Stories. New York: Vintage International, 2012. Pp. 227. 21 cm. ISBN: 9780307742407

First American edition with “First Vintage International Edition, Feburary 2012” printed to the copyright page. Paper covers with book design by Michael Appuhn.

Pulsations | Pulse (Mercure de France, 2011; French)


Notes on this edition: Pulsations | Pulse. [Paris]: Mercure de France, 2011. Translated by Jean-Pierre Aoustin. 329 p. ISBN: 9782070450305

Gallimard Folio series no. 5510