Notes on this edition: Ο ΣΚΑΝΤΖΌΧΟΙΡΟΣ | The Porcupine. Athens: Ekdoseis Psychogios, 1993. Pp. 143. 21 cm. Translated by Demosthenes Kourtovik [ΔΗΜΟΣΘΕΝΗΣ ΚΟΥΡΤΟΒΙΚ]. ISBN: 9602740477. (Greek).
Notes on this edition: El puercoespín | The Porcupine. Barcelona: Editorial Anagrama, 1994. Pp. 174. 20 cm. Translated by Francisco Javier Calzada. ISBN: 8433906429. (Spanish).
Notes on this edition: The Porcupine. London: Picador, 1993. Pp. 138. ISBN: 033032828x. £4.99.
First U.K. paperback edition with illustration to cover by Tim Jonke.
Notes on this edition: The Porcupine. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. Uncorrected Proof in sage wraps with black lettering. The statement, ‘THIS IS AN UNCORRECTED PROOF’ on top of upper panel. (19.1 x 12 cm).
Provisional publication date set for 20 November 1992 at a provisional price of $17.00.
Notes on this edition: The Porcupine. London: Jonathan Cape, 1992. Uncorrected Proof in stiff white card wrappers reproducing dust jacket illustration in black and white. Lettered in black, except for ‘UNCORRECTED PROOF’ in white along bottom of front cover. (20.3 x 13.6 cm).
Provisional UK Publication date of 5 November 1992 at a provisional price of £9.99.
Notes on this edition: El puercoespín | The Porcupine. Madrid: Nevsky Prospects, 2011. Pp. 234. 22 cm. Translated by Marian Womack. ISBN: 9788493824648. (Spanish).
Brown paper wraps with red and black geometric illustrations to front, back, and flaps. Features red end pages, as shown. Contains an introduction by Víctor Andresco. This edition is No. 3 in the Colección Perspectivas series.
Notes on this edition: The Porcupine. Toronto: Vintage International, 1993. Pp.138. 21 cm. ISBN: 9780394223308 $12.50
Stated to copyright page: “FIRST VINTAGE INTERNATIONAL EDITION, OCTOBER 1993”. This particular edition was published by Vintage Books, a division of Random House Canada. Blurb to front cover from the The Toronto Star.
Notes on this edition: הדורבן | The Porcupine. Tel-Aviv: Zmora-Bitan, 1992. Pp. 143. Translated by Eli Shraiber. (Hebrew).
Notes on this edition: Pinnsvinet | The Porcupine. Oslo: Aschehoug, 1994. Pp. 103. 22 cm. Translated by Knut Ofstad. ISBN: 82-03-20007-9. (Norwegian).
Notes on this edition: Because Jonathan Cape published Julian Barnes’s novel The Porcupine after Obsidian Press published the Bulgarian translation, this edition is listed as the “First British Edition”.
Descriptive Bibliography: First British edition – London: Jonathan Cape, 1992. £9.99.
Title Page: THE PORCUPINE | JULIAN BARNES | [Jonathan Cape device] | JONATHAN CAPE | LONDON
Copyright Page: First published 1992 | © Julian Barnes 1992 | Jonathan Cape, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 2SA | Julian Barnes has asserted his right | under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, 1988 | to be identified as the author of this work | A CIP catalogue record for this book | is available from the British Library | ISBN 0-224-03618-1 | Printed in Great Britain by | Mackays of Chatham PLC, Chatham, Kent
Collation: 20.2 x 13.9 cm. Pp. [i-vi] 1-138. [i]: ‘THE PORCUPINE’. [ii]: ‘by the same author | METROLAND | BEFORE SHE MET ME | FLAUBERT’S PARROT | STARING AT THE SUN | A HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 10½ CHAPTERS | TALKING IT OVER’. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘to Dimitrina’. [vi]: blank. 1-138: text.
General description: Binding 20.9 x 14 cm. Burgundy boards, gold blocked on spine. Sky blue endpapers. Burgundy dust jacket lettered in white (author) and sky blue (title). Color photograph of man carrying an umbrella on upper panel. Image is reproduced in smaller dimensions on lower panel. Jacket photo by Akira Nagamatsu with design by Peter Dyer. White jacket flaps lettered in black. Author photograph by Jillian Edelstein on back flap.