The Lemon Table (Vintage Books, 2014)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. The Lemon Table. London: Vintage Books, 2014. Pp. 213 + [3]. 19.8 x 13.9 cm. ISBN: 9780099554998.

Vintage rejacketed Julian Barnes’s entire backlist of paperbacks in 2013, and The Lemon Table followed a similar design in 2014. Cover design by Suzanne Dean.

The Lemon Table | Poster (Jonathan Cape, 2004)


Notes on this item: Promotional poster for Julian Barnes’s The Lemon Table. London: Jonathan Cape, 2004. Approximately 84 x 59.5 cm.

Promotional Brochure for Rejacketed Paperbacks (Picador, 2005)


Notes on this item: Promotional pamphlet for rejacketed Picador paperbacks, 2005. 29.7 x 21 cm.

When Picador published the first U.K. paperback of Julian Barnes’s The Lemon Table, they also reissued their backlog of Barnes’s titles with new cover art. This brochure publicizes the new cover art.

The Lemon Table (Vintage Books, 2009)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. The Lemon Table. London: Vintage Books, 2009. Pp. 213 + [3]. 19.8 x 13 cm. ISBN: 9780099554998.

In 2009, Julian Barnes changed paperback publishers from Picador to Vintage Books.

The Lemon Table (Picador, 2005)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. The Lemon Table. London: Picador, 2005. Pp. 213 + [3]. 19.7 x 13.1 cm. ISBN: 0330426923.

This is the first U.K. paperback of Julian Barnes’s The Lemon Table. When Picador published this collection of stories, they reissued their backlog of Barnes’s titles with new cover art.

Author photograph by Ellen Warner.

The Lemon Table (Alfred A. Knopf, 2004)


Notes on this edition: First American edition – New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. $22.95.

Descriptive Bibliography: 

Title Page: The Lemon Table | STORIES | Julian Barnes | [Knopf device] Alfred A. Knopf  NEW YORK  2004

Copyright Page: THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK PUBLISHED BY ALFRED A. KNOPF | COPYRIGHT © 2004 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 JONATHAN CAPE, AN IMPRINT OF | THE RANDOM HOUSE GROUP LIMITED, LONDON. | KNOPF, BORZOI BOOKS, AND THE COLOPHON ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS | OF RANDOM HOUSE, INC. | SOME STORIES IN THIS COLLECTION WERE PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED IN THE | FOLLOWING: “APPETITE” IN ARETÉ, “THE SILENCE” AND “KNOWING FRENCH” | IN GRANTA, “A SHORT HISTORY OF HAIRDRESSING,” “THE STORY OF MATS | ISRAELSON,” “HYGIENE,” “THE REVIVAL,” “BARK,” AND “THE FRUIT CAGE” IN THE | NEW YORKER, “VIGILANCE” IN THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT, AND “THE THINGS YOU KNOW” IN SIGHTLINES, EDITED BY P. D. JAMES (VINTAGE UK, 2001). | LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGING-IN-PUBLICATION DATA | BARNES, JULIAN. | THE LEMON TABLE / JULIAN BARNES. | P.  CM. | ISBN 1-4000-4214-3 | 1. AGING—FICTION. 2. AGED—FICTION. I. TITLE. | PR6052.A6657L46 2004 | 823’.914—DC22 2003060481 | MANUFACTURED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | FIRST AMERICAN EDITION

Collation: 19 x 13.1 cm. Pp. [i-x, 1-2] 3-25 [26-28] 29-56 [57-58] 59-75 [76-78] 79-95 [96-98] 99-115 [116-118] 119-136 [137-138] 139-154 [155-156] 157-180 [181-182] 183-197 [198-200] 201-226 [227-228] 229-241 [242-246]. [i]: blank. [ii]: ‘BY THE SAME AUTHOR | FICTION | 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 | CROSS CHANNEL | ENGLAND, ENGLAND | LOVE, ETC. | NONFICTION | LETTERS FROM LONDON, 1990–1995 | SOMETHING TO DECLARE | THE PEDANT IN THE KITCHEN | TRANSLATION | IN THE LAND OF PAIN by Alphonse Daudet’. [iii]: ‘The Lemon Table’. [iv]: blank. [v]: title page. [vi]: copyright page. [vii]: ‘to Pat’. [viii]: blank. [ix]: contents. [x]: blank. [1]: ‘A Short History of Hairdressing’. [2]: blank. 3-25: text. [26]: blank. [27]: ‘The Story of Mats Israelson’. [28]: blank. 29-56: text. [57]: ‘The Things You Know’. [58]: blank. 59-75: text. [76]: blank. [77]: ‘Hygiene’. [78]: blank. 79-95: text. [96]: blank. [97]: ‘The Revival’. [98]: blank. 99-115: text. [116]: blank. [117]: ‘Vigilance’. [118]: blank. 119-136: text. [137]: ‘Bark’. [138]: blank. 139-154: text. [155]: ‘Knowing French’. [156]: blank. 157-180: text. [181]: ‘Appetite’. [182]: blank. 183-197: text. [198]: blank. [199]: ‘The Fruit Cage’. [200]: blank. 201-226: text. [227]: ‘The Silence’. [228]: blank. 229-241: text. [242]: blank. [243]: ‘A NOTE ON THE TYPE | The text of this book was set in Weiss, a type- | face designed in Germany by Emil Rudolf Weiss | (1875-1942). The design of the roman was completed | in 1928 and that of the italic in 1931. Both are well- | balanced and even in color, and both reflect | the subtle skill of a fine calligrapher. | COMPOSED BY | Creative Graphics, Allentown, Pennsylvania | PRINTED AND BOUND BY | R. R. Donnelley and Sons, Harrisonburg, Virginia | DESIGNED BY | Iris Weinstein’. [244-246]: blank.

General description: Binding 19.8 x 14.1 cm. Maroon boards, red quarter board gold blocked on spine. White endpapers. Colored dust jacket lettered in grey, green and yellow on the upper panel; blue and  yellow on the spine; and black on lower panel. Flaps are white with black lettering. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson and Abby Weintraub. Author photograph by Jillian Edelstein on back flap.

שולחן הלימון | The Lemon Table (Zmora-Bitan, 2008; Hebrew)


Notes on this edition: שולחן הלימון | The Lemon Table. Israel: Zmora-Bitan, 2008. Pp. 219 + [5]. 21 x 13.4 cm. (Hebrew).

Sto od limunovog drveta | The Lemon Table (Geopoetika, 2005; Serbian)


Notes on this edition: Sto od limunovog drveta | The Lemon Table. Belgrade: Geopoetika, 2005. Pp. 212 + [4]. 20 x 13.3 cm. Translated by Zoran Paunović, Ivana Đurić Paunović, and Nina Ivanović. ISBN: 8676660549. (Serbian).

La Mesa Limón | The Lemon Table (Compactos Anagrama, 2007; Spanish)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. La Mesa Limón | The Lemon Table. Barcelona: Editorial Anagrama, 2007. Pp. 234 + [6]. 20.5 x 13.3 cm. Translated by Jaime Zulaika. ISBN: 9788433972736. (Spanish).

This is the first Compactos Anagrama edition following the first Editorial Anagrama edition (2005).

Лимонный стол | The Lemon Table (ACT, 2006; Russian)


Notes on this edition: Лимонный стол | The Lemon Table. Moscow: ACT, 2006. Pp. 221 [222] + [2]. 20.7 x 13.5 cm. Translated by И. Гуровой (I. Gurova) and Л. Мотылева (L. Motyleva). ISBN: 9785170351244. (Russian).