Love, etc. | Talking It Over (Éditions Denoël / Le Grand Livre du Mois, 1992; French | Book of the Month)


Notes on this edition: Love, etc. | Talking It Over. Paris: Éditions Denoël / Le Grand Livre du Mois, 1992. Pp. 314. 22 cm. Translated by Raymond Las Vergnas. ISBN: 9782286040642

French translation of Julian Barnes’s Talking It Over under the title Love, etc. This “Book of the Month” selection in bound in red. Printed in October 1992.

Prerekanja | Talking It Over (Mladinska knjiga, 1997; Slovene)


Notes on this edition: Prerekanja | Talking It Over. Ljubljana: Mladinska knjiga, 1997. Pp. 232. 21 cm. Translated by Valerija Cokan. ISBN: 8611149572. (Slovenian).

Hablando del asunto | Talking It Over (Compactos Anagrama, 2003; Spanish)


Notes on this edition: Hablando del asunto | Talking It Over. Barcelona: Compactos Anagrama, 2003. Pp. 237. Translated by Maribel de Juan. (Spanish).

This is the second printing of the Compactos Anagrama paperback edition. The first printing of the Compactos edition was in 1999, and the third printing was in 2006.

Dumáljuk meg rendesen | Talking It Over (Ulpius-ház, 2000; Hungarian)


Notes on this edition: Dumáljuk meg rendesen | Talking It Over. Budapest: Ulpius-ház, 2000. Pp. 221. 20 cm. Translated by Szentgyörgyi József. ISBN: 963860798x. (Hungarian).

מדברים על זה | Talking It Over (Zmora-Bitan, 1994; Hebrew)


Notes on this edition: מדברים על זה (Medabrim ‘al zeh) | Talking It Over. Tel-Aviv: Zmora-Bitan, 1994. Pp. 218. 21 cm. Translated by Ya’ir Burla. (Hebrew).

Trioloog | Talking It Over (Uitgeverij Atlas, 1992; Dutch)


Notes about this edition: Trioloog | Talking It Over Amsterdam / Antwerpen: Uitgeverij Atlas, 1992. Pp. 208. 21 cm. Translated by Bartho Kriek. ISBN: 9025400140. (Dutch).

ΠΕΡΙ ΑΝΕΜΩΝ… | Talking It Over (Ekdoseis Psichogios, 1994; Greek)


Notes on this edition: ΠΕΡΙ ΑΝΕΜΩΝ… | Talking It Over. Athens: Ekdoseis Psichogios, 1994. Pp. 271. Translated by Giannaes Spandonaes [ΓΙΑΝΝΗΣ ΣΠΑΝΔΩΝΗΣ]. (Greek).

Hablando del asunto | Talking It Over (Editorial Anagrama, 1996; Spanish)


Hablando del asunto | Talking It Over. Barcelona: Editorial Anagrama, 1996. Pp. 237 [240]. Translated by Maribel de Juan. ISBN: 84339 11864. (Spanish).

This copy stated as the fourth edition “Cuarta edición” published in February 1996. The three previous editions were published in 1993.

Talking It Over | Uncorrected Proof (Alfred A. Knopf, 1991)


Notes on this edition: Talking It Over. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. Uncorrected proof in light blue paper covers. As a promotional item, Knopf produced a separate, white proof signed by Julian Barnes that was housed in a black paper “box sleeve”. The proof presented here is the standard proof that precedes the special proof.

Shown in the photos are three versions of the uncorrected proof. The first is a standard copy without markings. Another is the printer’s or “Press Copy”, which features printing information on the cover and text block indicating the color of paper to be used while printing the proofs. Written on the text block in ballpoint ink is “50 wh. | Blue Regular | Train”, suggesting the color that should be used for the paper covers. On the paper cover is written, “press copy | 91-778 | choo choo”, the “choo choo” suggesting “Train”, as written on the text block. In addition, the date on which the proofs were printed is written on the spine as “5-8-91”.

The third version presented here is a copy prepared for distribution to reviewers. The original provisional publication date and price have been covered over with a white slip of paper taped to the cover. In addition, three pages of advertisements have been stapled to the inside front cover.

Talking It Over (London Limited Editions, 1991)


Notes on this edition: The London Limited Edition of Talking It Over is the second limited edition produced of Julian Barnes’s works. Limited to 200 copies, the text is identical to the first U.K. edition published by Jonathan Cape, except for some preliminary pages, including the limitation signature page.

Descriptive Bibliography: First Limited edition – London: London Limited Editions, 1991. £32.00. 200 copies.

Title Page: As in the first edition hardback published by Jonathan Cape.

Copyright Page: As in the first edition hardback published by Jonathan Cape.

Collation: 21.5 x 13.7 cm. As the first edition hardback published by Jonathan Cape, except with two new sheets tipped in to endpapers. Sheet One (front): ‘JULIAN BARNES | TALKING IT OVER | [asterisk] | LONDON | LIMITED | EDITIONS’. (verso): blank. Sheet Two (front): ‘One of 200 numbered copies of the | First Edition of | Talking It Over | signed by the author and | specially bound. | No. [hand numbered] | [author signature]’. (verso): blank.

General description: Binding 22.3 x 14.3 cm. Marble paper over boards, dark blue cloth quarter binding gold blocked on spine. Issued with glassine dustwrapper. White endpapers.