La mesa limón | The Lemon Table (Anagrama, 2005; Spanish | 3rd edition)


Notes on this edition: La mesa limón | The Lemon Table. Barcelona: Anagrama, 2005. Pp. 234. 22 cm. ISBN: 9788433970688. Translated by Jaime Zulaika. (Spanish).

Paper covers with French flaps. The first Anagram edition was published in April 2005, with the 2nd published in May and the 3rd edition in June. 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 Jillian Edelstein.

Limon masasi | The Lemon Table (Ayrinti Yayinlari, 2006; Turkish)


Notes on this edition: Limon masasi | The Lemon Table. Istanbul: Ayrıntı Yayinlari, 2006. Translated by Serdar Rifat Kırkoğlu. ISBN: 9755394907.(Turkish).

The Lemon Table | Uncorrected Proof (Jonathan Cape, 2004)


Notes on this edition: The Lemon Table. London: Jonathan Cape, 2004.  Uncorrected Proof in bright yellow paper wraps with black lettering. Front cover states: “Julian Barnes | THE LEMON | TABLE | [blurb from the Daily Telegraph] | A JONATHAN CAPE UNCORRECTED PROOF”.

De citroentafel | The Lemon Table (Atlas, 2005; Dutch)


Notes on this edition: De citroentafel | The Lemon Table. Amsterdam: Atlas, 2005. Pp. 221. 21 cm. Translated by Jelle Noorman. ISBN: 9045014114. (Dutch).

The Lemon Table | Uncorrected Proof (Alfred A. Knopf, 2004)


Notes on this edition: The Lemon Table. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004.  Uncorrected Proof of the first U.S. edition. Paper cover in cream with provisional dust jacket art shown on the first preliminary page. This copy signed by the author.

Citronbordet (Tiderne Skifter, 2006; Danish)


Notes on this edition: Citronbordet. København: Tiderne Skifter, 2006. Pp. 241. 22 cm. Translated by Claus Bech. ISBN: 9788779731349. (Danish)

The Lemon Table (Vintage International, 2005)


Notes on this edition: The Lemon Table. New York: Vintage International, 2005. Pp. 241. 21 cm. ISBN: 1400076501.

Copyright page states this is the “FIRST VINTAGE INTERNATIONAL EDITION, May 2005”.

Short stories included in this volume include:

  • A Short History of Hairdressing
  • The Story of Mats Israelson
  • The Things You Know
  • Hygiene
  • The Revival
  • Vigilance
  • Bark
  • Knowing French
  • Appetite
  • The Fruit Cage
  • The Silence

La table citron | The Lemon Table (Mercure de France, 2006; French)


Notes on this edition: La table citron | The Lemon Table. Paris: Mercure de France, 2006. Pp. 252. 21 cm. Translated by Jean-Pierre Aoustin. ISBN: 2715225180. (French).

Published in January 2006, this edition features a promotional, paper band with an image of lemons.