Something to Declare (Random House Canada, 2002)


Notes on this edition: First Canadian edition – Toronto: Random House Canada, 2002. $27.95.

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Title Page: Julian Barnes | Something to Declare | [publisher device] | Random House Canada

Copyright Page: Copyright © Julian Barnes 2002 | 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 2002 by Random House Canada, | a division of Random House of Canada Limited. | Published simultaneously in the UK by Picador, | an imprint of Pan Macmillan Ltd. | Random House Canada and colophon are trademarks. | The acknowledgements on pages 303-4 constitute | an extension of this copyright page. | National Library of Canada Cataloguing in Publication Data | Barnes, Julian | Something to Declare | Includes index. | ISBN 0-679-31209-9 | 1. France—Civilization.  2. Popular culture—France. | DC33.7.B323 2002 944 C2001-903758-9 | www.randomhouse.ca | Printed and bound in the United Kingdom | 1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2.

Collation: 19.6 x 12.9 cm. Pp. [i-vi] vii-xviii [1-2] 3-16 [17-18] 19-33 [34-36] 37-47 [48-50] 51-62 [63-64] 65-76 [77-78] 79-97 [98-100] 101-108 [109-110] 111-144 [145-146] 147-170 [171-172] 173-192 [193-194] 195-208 [209-210] 211-214 [215-216] 217-234 [235-236] 237-249 [250-252] 253-267 [268-270] 271-287 [288-290] 291-318. [i]: ‘Something to Declare | JULIAN BARNES has published nine novels, 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, England, | England and Love, etc.  He is the author of a book of short stories, | Cross Channel, and also a collection of journalism, Letters from | London 1990–1995. His work has been translated into more | than thirty languages. He is the only British writer to have won | both the Prix Médicis (for Flaubert’s Parrot) and the Prix Fémina | (for Talking It Over). In 1993 he was awarded the Shakespeare | Prize by the FVS Foundation of Hamburg. He lives in London.’. [ii]: ‘Also by Julian Barnes in Picador | 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 | Love, etc’. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘A.L.B. | 1909–1992 | K.M.B. | 1915–1997’. [vi]: blank. vii-viii: contents. ix-xviii: preface. [1]: ‘One | An Englishman Abroad’. [2]: ‘[photo] | A typical Ultimate Peasant’. 3-16: text. [17]: ‘Two | Spending Their Deaths | on Holiday’. [18]: ‘[photo] | Three beers, one ashtray, three singers: (l to r) | Jacques Brel, Leó Ferré, George Brassens’. 19-33: text. [34]: blank. [35]: ‘Three | The Promises of Their Ordination’. [36]: ‘[photo] | Jean Seberg kisses Jean-Paul Belmondo | to advertise A bout de souffle’. 37-47: text. [48]: blank. [49]: ‘Four | The Land Without Brussels Sprouts’. [50]: ‘[recipe for tomato soup] | A simple recipe’. 51-62: text. [63]: ‘Five | Tour de France 1907’. [64]: ‘[photo] | The Pont du Gard: ‘a little stupid’, | according to Henry James’. 65-76: text. [77]: ‘Six | Tour de France 2000’. [78]: ‘[photo] | ‘To the memory of Tom Simpson, Olympic medallist, | World champion, British sporting ambassador, | died 13th July (Tour de France 1967)’’. 79-97: text. [98]: blank. [99]: ‘Seven | The Pouncer’. [100]: ‘[photo] | George Simenon with all his needs | (the maid is off camera), 1930s’. 101-108: text. [109]: ‘Eight | French Letters’. [110]: ‘[photo] | Not an Ultimate Peasant but a | sophisticated poet: Stéphane Mallarmé’. 111-144: text. [145]: ‘Nine | Flaubert’s | Death-Masks’. [146]: ‘[photo] | Flaubert’s death mask’. 147-170: text. [171]: ‘Ten | Not Drowning But | Waving: The Case of | Louise Colet’. [172]: ‘[photo] | Louise Colet in riding costume, | by Courbet’. 173-192: text. [193]: ‘Eleven | Drinking Ink’. [194]: ‘[photo] | Alphonse Karr in his garden at Saint-Raphaël’. 195-208: text. [209]: ‘Twelve | Two Moles’. [210]: ‘[photo] | Turgenev at forty: the age of renunciation’. 211-214: text. [215]: ‘Thirteen | Consolation v. | Desolation’. [216]: ‘[photo] | George Sand, by Nadar’. 217-234: text. [235]: ‘Fourteen | Tail-Flaying’. [236]: ‘[photo] | A bad sight for Flaubert: Prussians in the | studio of a Rouen photographer, 1871’. 237-249: text. [250]: blank. [251]: ‘Fifteen | The Cost of | Conscientious | Literature’. [252]: ‘[photo] | Caroline Commanville, | Flaubert’s niece’. 253-267: text. [268]: blank. [269]: ‘Sixteen | Faithful Betrayal’. [270]: ‘[photo] | Isabelle Huppert as Emma Bovary, ‘a victim who | does not behave as a victim’’. 271-287: text. [288]: blank. [289]: ‘Seventeen | Justin: A Small | Major Character’. [290]: ‘[photo] | J. B. at the tomb of G. F., Rouen, 1983’. 291-302: text. 303-304: acknowledgements. 307-318: index.

General description: As in the first UK edition published by Picador, excepting different review quotes to lower panel and rewritten promotional text to front flap.

Something to Declare | Uncorrected Proof (Picador, 2002)


Notes on this edition: Something to Declare. London: Picador, 2002.

Uncorrected Proof of Julian Barnes’s essay collection Something to Declare. Published with color card wraps reproducing a painting by Howard Hodgkin with black and white lettering. ‘PICADOR UNCORRECTED BOUND PROOF’ in black at the top of the upper panel. Quote from Joanna Trollope on upper panel. Lower panel and spine are blue with white lettering. (20.6 x 14.3 cm).

Publication date listed as ’11/01/02′ with a provisional price of £7.99.

This is the first of two Picador proofs issued for this book. This color cover was followed by an uncorrected proof bound in white wrappers at a later date.

Something to Declare (Alfred A. Knopf, 2002)


Notes on this edition: First American edition New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. $25.00. Barnes has dedicated the book to his parents using their initials: ‘A. L. B. | 1909-1992 | K. M. B. | 1915-1997’. The back cover of the book features an embossed publisher’s device near the bottom edge, as pictured. 

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Title Page: JULIAN BARNES | Something to Declare | Essays on France | [Knopf device] | Alfred A. Knopf  New York  2002

Copyright Page: THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK | PUBLISHED BY ALFRED A. KNOPF | Copyright © 2002 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright | Conventions. Published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, | a division of Random House, Inc., New York. Distributed by | Random House, Inc., New York. | www.aaknopf.com | Originally published in Great Britain by Picador, London. | Knopf, Borzoi Books, and the colophon are registered | trademarks of Random House, Inc. | ISBN: 0-375-41513-0 | LLCN: 2002109567 | Manufactured in the United States of America | First American Edition

Collation: 21.1 x 14.2 cm. Untrimmed pages. Pp. [i-ii, i-xii] xiii-xix [xx; 1-4] 5-13 [14-18] 19-29 [30-34] 35-41 [42-46] 47-55 [56-60] 61-69 [70-74] 75-89 [90-94] 95-99 [100-104] 105-133 [134-138] 139-157 [158-162] 163-177 [178-182] 183-193 [194-198] 199 [200-204] 205-217 [218-222] 223-231 [232-236] 237-247 [248-252] 253-265 [266-270] 271-279 [280-284] 285-295 [296-298] [Note: no even page numbers were printed]. [ii]: blank. [i]: ‘ALSO BY JULIAN BARNES | England, England | Cross Channel | Letters from London | 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 | Love, etc.’. [i]: ‘Something to Declare’. [ii]: blank. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘A. L. B. | 1909–1992 | K. M. B. | 1915–1997’. [vi]: blank. [vii-viii]: contents. [ix]: list of illustrations. [x]: blank. [xi]-xix: preface. [xx]: blank. [1]: ‘( 1 ) | An Englishman Abroad’. [2]: ‘[photo] | A typical Ultimate Peasant’. [3-14]: text. [15]: ‘( 2 ) | Spending Their Deaths | on Holiday’. [16]: ‘[photo] | Three beers, one ashtray, three singers: (l. to r.) | Jacques Brel, Léo Ferré, George Brassens’. [17-30]: text. [31]: ‘( 3 ) | The Promises of Their | Ordination’. [32]: ‘[photo] | Jean Seberg kisses Jean-Paul Belmondo | to advertise A bout de souffle’. [33-42]: text. [43]: ‘( 4 ) | The Land Without Brussels Sprouts’. [44]: ‘[recipe for tomato soup] | A simple recipe’. [45]-55: text. [56]: blank. [57]: ‘( 5 ) | Tour de France 1907’. [58]: ‘[photo] | The Pont du Gard: “a little stupid,” | according to Henry James’. [59-70]: text. [71]: ‘( 6 ) | Tour de France 2000’. [72]: ‘[photo] | “To the memory of Tom Simpson, Olympic medallist, | World champion, British sporting ambassador, | died 13th July (Tour de France 1967)”’. [73]-89: text. [90]: blank. [91]: ‘( 7 ) | The Pouncer’. [92]: ‘[photo] | George Simenon with all his needs | (the maid is off camera), 1930s’. [93-100]: text. [101]: ‘( 8 ) | French Letters’. [102]: ‘[photo] | Not an Ultimate Peasant but a | sophisticated poet: Stéphane Mallarmé’. [103]-133: text. [134]: blank. [135]: ‘( 9 ) | Flaubert’s Death-Masks’. [136]: ‘[photo] | Flaubert’s death-mask’. [137]-157: text. [158]: blank. [159]: ‘( 10 ) | Not Drowning But Waving: | The Case of Louise Colet’. [160]: ‘[photo] | Louise Colet in riding costume, | by Courbet’. [161-178]: text. [179]: ‘( 11 ) | Drinking Ink’. [180]: ‘[photo] | Alphonse Karr in his garden at Saint-Raphaël’. [181]-193: text. [194]: blank. [195]: ‘( 12 ) | Two Moles’. [196]: ‘[photo] | Turgenev at forty: the age of renunciation’. [197-200]: text. [201]: ‘( 13 ) | Consolation v. Desolation’. [202]: ‘[photo] | George Sand, by Nadar’. [203-218]: text. [219]: ‘( 14 ) | Tail-Flaying’. [220]: ‘[photo] | A bad sight for Flaubert: Prussians in the | studio of a Rouen photographer, 1871’. [221-232]: text. [233]: ‘( 15 ) | The Cost of Conscientious | Literature’. [234]: ‘[photo] | Caroline Commanville, | Flaubert’s niece’. [235-248]: text. [249]: ‘( 16 ) | Faithful Betrayal’. [250]: ‘[photo] | Isabelle Huppert as Emma Bovary, “a victim who | does not behave as a victim”’. [251]-265: text. [266]: blank. [267]: ‘( 17 ) | Justin: A Small Major | Character’. [268]: ‘[photo] | J.B. at the tomb of G.F., Rouen, 1983’. [269]-279: text. [280]: blank. [281-282]: acknowledgements. [283]-295: index. [296]: blank. [297]: ‘A Note About the Author | Julian Barnes is the author of nine novels, a book of | stories, and a collection of essays. He is a recipient of | the Prix Femina, and in 1988 was made an Officier | de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He lives in London.’. [298]: ‘A Note on the Type | This book was set in Fournier, a typeface name for | Pierre Simon Fournier, a celebrated type designer in | eighteenth-century France. Fournier’s type is consid- | ered transitional in that it drew its inspiration from the | old style yet was ingeniously innovational, providing | for an elegant yet legible appearance. | Composed by Creative Graphics, | Allentown, Pennsylvania | Printed and bound by R. R. Donnelley & Sons, | Harrisonburg, Virginia | Typography and binding design by | Dorothy S. Baker’.

General description: Binding 22 x 14.8 cm. Grey boards, silver blocked on blue board spine. White endpapers. Upper panel dust jacket features a photo of a Triumph Mayflower (courtesy of Julian Barnes), lettered in orange with red border (author) and white in a black rectangle. Lower panel has three vertical bands of color (blue, white, and red) with white, black, and red lettering.  Flaps are white with black lettering. Jacket design by Abby Weintraub. Photograph of the author by Jillian Edelstein on back flap.

Something to Declare | Uncorrected Proof (Alfred A. Knopf, 2002)


Notes on this edition: Something to Declare. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.  Uncorrected Proof in blue paper wraps. Preliminary publication information printed in black to the front cover. Scheduled publication set for 7 October 2002 at a price of “$25”.

Something to Declare | Uncorrected Proof (Picador, 2002; White Covers)


Notes on this edition: Something to Declare. London: Picador, 2002.

Uncorrected Proof in white card cover with black and grey lettering. ‘PICADOR UNCORRECTED BOUND PROOF’ in black at the top of the upper panel. Quotes from Joanna Trollope and the Daily Telegraph on upper panel. Issued after A17(ai). (20.6 x  14.3 cm).

This is the second of two Picador proofs issued for this book. The first was bound in a color card cover.

Publication date listed as ’11/01/02′ with a provisional price of £8.99 (a pound higher than was listed on the previously issued proof).

Bir Çift Söz | Something to Declare (Ayrinti Yayinlari, 2004; Turkish)


Notes on this edition: Bir Çift Söz | Something to Declare. Istanbul: Ayrinti Yayinlari, 2004. Translated by Serdar Rifat Kırkoğlu. ISBN: 9789755394275. (Turkish).

Something to Declare (Vintage International, 2003)


Notes on this edition: Something to Declare: Essays on France and French Culture. New York: Vintage International, 2003. Pp. 295. 21 cm. ISBN: 1400030870

This title was originally published as a paperback in the U.K. by Picador and in hardback in the U.S. by Alfred A. Knopf. This edition is the first U.S. paperback. The copyright page incorrectly states the book was “published in hardcover in Great Britain by Picador, London”, whereas the cover is actually made of stiff card. The copyright page also lists the specific publication date as “September 2003”.

Something to Declare (Picador, 2002)


Notes on this edition: Something to Declare is Julian Barnes’s second collection of essays. The contents focus on topics related to France, its authors, artists, culture, and sport. Published as a Picador paperback, this edition represents the first U.K. edition. Also included in the photographs is a review slip that accompanied a review copy of the finished first edition of this collection.

Descriptive Bibliography: First edition – London: Picador, 2002. £8.99. 

Title Page: Julian Barnes | Something to Declare | PICADOR

Copyright Page: [Picador device] | First published 2002 by Picador | an imprint of Pan Macmillan Ltd | Pan Macmillan, 20 New Wharf Road, London N1 9RR | Basingstroke and Oxford | Associated companies throughout the world | www.panmacmillan.com | ISBN 0 330 48916 X | Copyright © Julian Barnes 2002 | The right of Julian Barnes to be identified as the | author of this work has been asserted by him in accordance | with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. | The acknowledgements on pages 303–4 constitute an extension of | this copyright page. | Every effort has been made by the publishers to contact copyright holders | of material reproduced in this book. If any have been inadvertently overlooked, | the publishers will be pleased to make restitution at the earliest opportunity. | All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be | reproduced, stored in or introduced into a retrieval system, or | transmitted, in any form, or by any means (electronic, mechanical, | photocopying, recording or otherwise) without the prior written | permission of the publisher. Any person who does any unauthorized | act in relation to this publication may be liable to criminal | prosecution and civil claims for damages. | 1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2 | A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from | the British Library | Typeset by Intype London Ltd | Printed and bound in Great Britain by | Mackays of Chatham plc, Chatham, Kent | This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, | by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, re-sold, 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.

Collation: 19.6 x 12.9 cm. Pp. [i-vi] vii-xviii [1-2] 3-16 [17-18] 19-33 [34-36] 37-47 [48-50] 51-62 [63-64] 65-76 [77-78] 79-97 [98-100] 101-108 [109-110] 111-144 [145-146] 147-170 [171-172] 173-192 [193-194] 195-208 [209-210] 211-214 [215-216] 217-234 [235-236] 237-249 [250-252] 253-267 [268-270] 271-287 [288-290] 291-318. [i]: ‘Something to Declare | JULIAN BARNES has published nine novels, 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, England, | England and Love, etc. He is the author of a book of short stories, | Cross Channel, and also a collection of journalism, Letters from | London 1990–1995. His work has been translated into more | than thirty languages. He is the only British writer to have won | both the Prix Médicis (for Flaubert’s Parrot) and the Prix Fémina | (for Talking It Over). In 1993 he was awarded the Shakespeare | Prize by the FVS Foundation of Hamburg. He lives in London.’. [ii]: ‘Also by Julian Barnes in Picador | 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 | Love, etc’. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘A.L.B. | 1909–1992 | K.M.B. | 1915–1997’. [vi]: blank. vii-viii: contents. ix-xviii: preface. [1]: ‘One | An Englishman Abroad’. [2]: ‘[photo] | A typical Ultimate Peasant’. 3-16: text. [17]: ‘Two | Spending Their Deaths | on Holiday’. [18]: ‘[photo] | Three beers, one ashtray, three singers: (l to r) | Jacques Brel, Leó Ferré, George Brassens’. 19-33: text. [34]: blank. [35]: ‘Three | The Promises of Their Ordination’. [36]: ‘[photo] | Jean Seberg kisses Jean-Paul Belmondo | to advertise A bout de souffle’. 37-47: text. [48]: blank. [49]: ‘Four | The Land Without Brussels Sprouts’. [50]: ‘[recipe for tomato soup] | A simple recipe’. 51-62: text. [63]: ‘Five | Tour de France 1907’. [64]: ‘[photo] | The Pont du Gard: ‘a little stupid’, | according to Henry James’. 65-76: text. [77]: ‘Six | Tour de France 2000’. [78]: ‘[photo] | ‘To the memory of Tom Simpson, Olympic medallist, | World champion, British sporting ambassador, | died 13th July (Tour de France 1967)’’. 79-97: text. [98]: blank. [99]: ‘Seven | The Pouncer’. [100]: ‘[photo] | George Simenon with all his needs | (the maid is off camera), 1930s’. 101-108: text. [109]: ‘Eight | French Letters’. [110]: ‘[photo] | Not an Ultimate Peasant but a | sophisticated poet: Stéphane Mallarmé’. 111-144: text. [145]: ‘Nine | Flaubert’s | Death-Masks’. [146]: ‘[photo] | Flaubert’s death mask’. 147-170: text. [171]: ‘Ten | Not Drowning But | Waving: The Case of | Louise Colet’. [172]: ‘[photo] | Louise Colet in riding costume, | by Courbet’. 173-192: text. [193]: ‘Eleven | Drinking Ink’. [194]: ‘[photo] | Alphonse Karr in his garden at Saint-Raphaël’. 195-208: text. [209]: ‘Twelve | Two Moles’. [210]: ‘[photo] | Turgenev at forty: the age of renunciation’. 211-214: text. [215]: ‘Thirteen | Consolation v. | Desolation’. [216]: ‘[photo] | George Sand, by Nadar’. 217-234: text. [235]: ‘Fourteen | Tail-Flaying’. [236]: ‘[photo] | A bad sight for Flaubert: Prussians in the | studio of a Rouen photographer, 1871’. 237-249: text. [250]: blank. [251]: ‘Fifteen | The Cost of | Conscientious | Literature’. [252]: ‘[photo] | Caroline Commanville, | Flaubert’s niece’. 253-267: text. [268]: blank. [269]: ‘Sixteen | Faithful Betrayal’. [270]: ‘[photo] | Isabelle Huppert as Emma Bovary, ‘a victim who | does not behave as a victim’’. 271-287: text. [288]: blank. [289]: ‘Seventeen | Justin: A Small | Major Character’. [290]: ‘[photo] | J. B. at the tomb of G. F., Rouen, 1983’. 291-302: text. 303-304: acknowledgements. 307-318: index.

General description: Binding 19.6 x 13 cm. Card wrappers with French flaps reproducing a painting by Howard Hodgkin in red, blue, and white. Lettered in white and blue on upper panel, black and blue on spine, black on lower spine, and black and red on flaps. Blue endpapers. Photograph of a Triumph Mayflower RTWI on back flap.