The Noise of Time (London Review Bookshop, 2016; Limited Edition Full Leather)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. The Noise of Time. London: London Review Bookshop, 2016. Limited Edition Full Leather.

Julian Barnes’s novel The Noise of Time was published in 2016, concurrently with the London Review Bookshop’s limited edition. The edition featured here is one of three hors de commerce copies signed by the author. Outside of this designation on the limitation page, the hors de commerce edition is identical to the full leather copy limited to 25 copies.

From the limitation page:

A special signed limited First Edition of
The Noise of Time
printed on Longan Book Wove 150gsm paper.
Numbers 1 to 75 have been quarter-bound
in Harmatan Yellow 30 Goatskin
with Atlantic Cloth sides and contain one
facsimile page from the author’s notebook.
25 copies (i to xxv), plus three hors de commerce,
have been fully bound in the same leather
and contain a portfolio of six facsimile pages
of early draft passages and notebook entries.

The edition featured here is numbered “Hors Commerce 2/3” and is signed by Julian Barnes to the limitation page. (Note: The image has been modified to remove the name of the recipient to whom Barnes inscribed the book.)

The facsimile page is contained in a paper folder with the following letterpressed to the front:

  1. Notebook entry of possible titles.
  2. Middle-of-the-night jotting from bedside notepad.
  3. Possible epigraphs, neither of them used.
  4. Draft of section when the opening episode returns as a memory in the second part of the novel.
  5. Early draft of opening of first part.
  6. First notes on novel, from notebook.

JULIAN BARNES (c) 2016

The Noise of Time (London Review Bookshop, 2016; Limited Edition Quarter Leather)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes’s novel The Noise of Time was published in 2016, concurrently with the London Review Bookshop’s limited edition. The edition featured here is comprised of 75 copies signed by the author.

From the limitation page:

A special signed limited First Edition of
The Noise of Time
printed on Longan Book Wove 150gsm paper.
Numbers 1 to 75 have been quarter-bound
in Harmatan Yellow 30 Goatskin
with Atlantic Cloth sides and contain one
facsimile page from the author’s notebook.
25 copies (i to xxv), plus three hors de commerce,
have been fully bound in the same leather
and contain a portfolio of six facsimile pages
of early draft passages and notebook entries.

The edition featured here is numbered “11” and is signed by Julian Barnes to the limitation page. The facsimile page is contained in a paper folder with the following letterpressed to the front:

Draft of section when the opening
episode returns as a memory in the
second part of the novel.

JULIAN BARNES (c) 2016

 

Il rumore del tempo | The Noise of Time (Einaudi, 2016; Italian)


Notes on this edition: Il rumore del tempo | The Noise of Time. Turin: Einaudi, 2016. Pp. 191. 23 cm. Translated by Susanna Basso. ISBN: 9788806230876. (Italian).

Šum Času | The Noise of Time (Artforum, 2016; Slovak)


Notes on this edition: Šum Času | The Noise of Time.  Artforum, 2016. Pp. 164. Translated by Ján Litvák. ISBN: 9788081501531. (Slovak).

Hardbound in plain, uncovered boards with paper to spine. Title and text printed in black ink. Designed with decorative end pages featuring brown and orange/red imagery. On the front end pages, the image suggests a packed suitcase and, on the back end pages, the number 2,000,000,000 at the top, a reference to a quote by Shostakovich used in the novel. Design and layout by Palo Bálik.

El ruido del tiempo | The Noise of Time (Editorial Anagrama, 2016; Spanish)


Notes on this edition: El ruido del tiempo | The Noise of Time. Barcelona: Editorial Anagrama, 2016. Pp. 199. 22 cm. Translated by Jaime Zulaika. ISBN: 9788433979551. (Spanish).

The example featured above is the second printing of the Spanish translation of Julian Barnes’s novel The Noise of Time. It features a red wrap-around promotional band that also states the copy is a second edition.

The example below is the third printing of the same edition. In addition to the copyright page, the promotional band also states the edition.

Buka Vremena | The Noise of Time (Opus Gradna, 2017; Croatian)


Notes on this edition: Buka Vremena | The Noise of Time. Zagreb: Opus Gradna, 2017. Pp. 176. Translated by Bartol Fuchs. ISBN: 9789538124037. (Croatian).

Hukot času | The Noise of Time (Odeon, 2017; Czech)


Notes on this edition: Hukot času | The Noise of Time. Prague: Odeon, 2017. Pp. 198. 21 cm. Translated by Petr Fantys. ISBN: 9788020717627. (Czech).

시대의 소음 | The Noise of Time (Tasan Ch’aekpang, 2017; Korean)


Notes on this edition: 시대의 소음 | The Noise of Time. Kyŏnggi-do P’aju-si: Tasan Ch’aekpang (Dasan Books), 2017. Pp. 269. 20 cm. Translated by 송 은주
Ŭn-ju Song. ISBN: 9791130612485. (Korean).

هیاهوی زمان | The Noise of Time (Cheshmeh, 2016; Persian)


Notes on this edition: هیاهوی زمان | The Noise of Time. Tehran: Cheshmeh, 2016. Pp. 183. Translated by Peyman Khaksar. ISBN: 9786002296900. (Persian).

The third Persian translation of Julian Barnes’s The Noise of Time, this edition received wide attention because the publisher and translator were more well-known. This example is of the 6th printing.

Sincere thanks to Mohammad Hekmat for providing a copy of the book and information concerning its publication.

سپاس ریوندی | The Noise of Time (Mahi, 2016; Persian)


Notes on this edition: سپاس ریوندی | The Noise of Time. Mahi, 2016. Pp. 188. 21 cm. Translated by سپاس ریوندی [Sepas Reivandi]. ISBN: 9789642092710. (Persian).

The first Persian translation of Julian Barnes’s The Noise of Time to reach the market. This copy is the 2nd reprint issued.

Sincere thanks to Mohammad Hekmat for providing a copy of the book and information concerning its publication.