Η ΜΟΝΑΔΙΚH ΙΣΤΟΡIΑ | The Only Story (Metaixmio, 2018; Greek)


Notes on this edition: Η ΜΟΝΑΔΙΚH ΙΣΤΟΡIΑ | The Only Story. Athens: Metaixmio, 2018. Pp. 309 + [3]. 20.5 x 14 cm. Translated by Κατερίνα Σχινά [Katerina Schina]. ISBN: 9786180313918. (Greek).

Одна история | The Only Story (Издательство “Иностранка”, 2018; Russian)


Notes on this edition: Одна история | The Only Story.  Moscow: Издательство “Иностранка” [Azbooka-Atticus], 2018. Pp. 317 [318] + [319]: Table of Contents, [320]: Colophon. 20.6 x 11.2 cm. Translated by Е. Петровой [E. Petrova]. ISBN: 9785389140141. (Russian).

Den Eneste Historie | The Only Story (Gyldendal, 2018; Danish)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Den Eneste Historie | The Only Story. [Copenhagen]: Gyldendal, 2018. Pp. 259 [260] +4 blank. 20 x 13.3 cm. Translated by Claus Bech. ISBN: 9788702259889. (Danish).

The publisher Gyldendal is located in Copenhagen, but the copyright page states the book was “Printed in Latvia 2018”.

A “Gyldendals Bogklubber” edition was also issued in 2018 with slight color difference to cover and textual difference to title page and copyright page. Pagination for both editions appears identical.

La seule histoire | The Only Story (Mercure de France, 2018; French)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. La seule histoire | The Only Story. Paris: Mercure de France, 2018. Pp. 259 [260] + [12]. 20.5 x 14 cm. Translated by Jean-Pierre Aoustin. ISBN: 9782715247079. (French).

Printing information at the end of the novel state the book was printed in May 2018. The book was issued in September 2018.

The Only Story (London Review Bookshop, 2018; Limited Edition Leather)


Notes on this edition: The Only Story. London: London Review Bookshop, 2018. The book itself measures 22.2 x 14.8 cm. The slipcase measures 23.1 x 15.3 cm.

This is the full leather edition of the signed, limited edition in slip case. The London Review Bookshop also issued a quarter-leather and cloth limited edition. The limitation pages reads:

A special signed limited
First Edition
of
The Only Story
printed on
Longan Book Wove 150gsm paper.
Numbers 1 to 75 have been quarter-bound
in Harmatan Green 16 goatskin with
Dubletta cloth sides and contain one
facsimile page from the author’s notebook.
25 copies (i to xxv), plus 3 hors 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 book presented here is number 3 of the hors commerce edition mentioned above. It is identical to the full leather edition, except for the “hors commerce” designation.

The Only Story | Foyles Edition (Jonathan Cape, 2018)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. The Only Story. London: Jonathan Cape, 2018. Pp. 212 [213] + [3]. 22.3 x 14.4 cm. ISBN: 9781787330931.

In cooperation with Jonathan Cape, Foyles released a limited edition of Julian Barnes’s novel The Only Story with “an exclusive cream dust jacket and ribboned marker, and signed by Julian Barnes”. The edition was limited to 1,500 copies sold through Foyles book shops and website.

The book is nearly identical to the Jonathan Cape first hardback edition. Suzanne Dean, Vintage’s Creative Director, discusses designing the covers both editions on the Foyles website: http://www.foyles.co.uk/blog-Only-Story-Cover-Story

Het enige verhaal | The Only Story (Uitgeverij Atlas Contact, 2018; Dutch)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Het enige verhaal | The Only Story. Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Atlas Contact, 2018. Pp. 279 [280]. 21.4 x 14 cm. Translated by Ronald Vlek. ISBN: 9789025452087. (Dutch).

The Only Story (London Review Bookshop, 2018; Limited Edition Quarter Leather & Cloth)


Notes on this edition: The Only Story. London: London Review Bookshop, 2018. The book itself measures 22.2 x 14.8 cm. The slipcase measures 23.1 x 15.3 cm.

This is the quarter-leather and cloth edition of the signed, limited edition in slip case. The limitation pages reads:

A special signed limited
First Edition
of
The Only Story
printed on
Longan Book Wove 150gsm paper.
Numbers 1 to 75 have been quarter-bound
in Harmatan Green 16 goatskin with
Dubletta cloth sides and contain one
facsimile page from the author’s notebook.
25 copies (i to xxv), plus 3 hors 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 book presented here is number 4 of the quarter-bound edition limited to 75 copies. The full leather edition was published simultaneously.

The Only Story (Jonathan Cape, 2018)


Notes on this edition: First edition – Julian Barnes. The Only Story. London: Jonathan Cape, 2018. Pp. 212 [213] + [3]. 22.3  x 14.4 cm. ISBN: 9781787330696. £16.99.

Descriptive Bibliography: 

Title Page: JULIAN BARNES | THE ONLY STORY | [Jonathan Cape device] | JONATHAN CAPE | LONDON

Copyright Page: 1 3 5 7 9 20 8 6 4 2 | Jonathan Cape, an imprint of Vintage Publishing, | 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, | London SW1V 2SA | Jonathan Cape is part of the Penguin Random House group of companies | whose addresses can be found at global.penguinrandomhouse.com | [Penguin Random House UK device] | Copyright © Julian Barnes 2018 | Julian Barnes has asserted his right to be identified as the author of this Work in | accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 | First published by Jonathan Cape in 2018 | penguin.co.uk/vintage | A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library | ISBN: 9781787330696 | Typeset 11.5/14 pt Bembo by Jouve UK, Milton Keynes | Printed and bound by in Great Britain by Clays Ltd, St Ives PLC | Penguin Random House is committed to a sustainable future | for our business, our readers and our planet. This book is made | from Forest Stewardship Council® certified paper. | [FSC® logo]

Collation: 21.4 x 13.6 cm. Pp. [i-viii] [1-2] 3-83 [84-86] 87-158 [159-1160] 161-212 [213-216]. [i]: ‘THE ONLY STORY’. [ii]: ‘Also by Julian Barnes | 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 | The Lemon Table | Arthur & George | Pulse | The Sense of an Ending | The Noise of Time | NON-FICTION | Letters from London 1990–1995 | Something to Declare | The Pedant in the Kitchen | Nothing to Be Frightened Of | Through the Window | Levels of Life | Keeping an Eye Open | TRANSLATION | In the Land of Pain | by Alphonse Daudet’. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘to Hermione’. [vi]: blank. [vii]: ‘Novel: A small tale, generally of love. | Samuel Johnson | A Dictionary of the English Language (1755)’. [viii]: blank. [1]: ‘ONE’. [2]: blank. 3-83: text. [84]: blank. [85]: ‘TWO’. [86]: blank. 87-158: text. [159]: ‘THREE’. [160]: blank. 161-[213]: text. [214-216]: blank.

General description: Binding 22.3  x 14.4 cm. Red cloth boards stamped in silver lettering to spine. Red endpapers. Cover design by Suzanne Dean. Back flap of dust jacket features an author photograph by Urszula Soltys.

The Only Story | Uncorrected Proof (Alfred A. Knopf, 2018)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. The Only Story. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2018. Pp. 253 [254] + [8]. 19 x 13 cm.

Uncorrected Proof featuring jacket design by Carol Devine Carson. Preliminary price set at $25.95. Back cover states, “TO BE PUBLISHED BY KNOPF IN APRIL 2018 | FIRST PRINTING: 75,000”.