The Porcupine (Random House, 1992; Canadian Edition)

Notes on this edition: First Canadian edition – Toronto: Random House, 1992. $19.50.


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Copyright Page: Copyright © 1992 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved under International and Pan- | American Copyright Conventions. Published in | Canada in 1992 by Random House of Canada | Limited, Toronto, and simultaneously in the United | States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York. Published | in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape Limited, London. | ISBN 0-394-22324-1 | Manufactured in the United States of America | FIRST CANADIAN EDITION

Collation: Appears identical to the First U.S. edition. 19 x 13.2 cm. Pp. [i-vi] 1-138. [i]: ‘THE PORCUPINE’. [ii]: ‘ALSO BY JULIAN BARNES | 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]: ‘THE PORCUPINE’. [vi]: blank. 1-138: text.

General description: Appears identical to the First U.S. edition. Binding 19.8 x 13.9 cm. Black boards, black quarter binding gold blocked on spine. White endpapers. Dust jacket in black, red, and white. Lettering is white on upper panel and black on lower panel.  Black and grey photo of shaking hands located on upper panel; photo by Eva Rubinstein. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson. Photograph of the author by Jillian Edelstein located on back flap.

Piikkisika | The Porcupine (WSOY, 1993; Finnish)

Notes on this edition: Piikkisika | The Porcupine. Porvoo Helsinki Juva: WSOY, 1993. Pp. 155 [1]. 21 cm. Translated by Kristiina Drews. ISBN: 9510189634. (Finnish).

Das Stachelschwein | The Porcupine (Haffmans Verlag, 1992; German)

Notes on this edition: Das Stachelschwein | The Porcupine.  Zürich: Haffmans Verlag, 1992. Pp. 153. 22 cm. Translated by Stefan Howald and Ingrid Heinrich-Jost. ISBN: 3251002155. (German).

Ο ΣΚΑΝΤΖΌΧΟΙΡΟΣ | The Porcupine (Ekdoseis Psychogios, 1993; Greek)

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).

El puercoespín | The Porcupine (Editorial Anagrama, 1994; Spanish)

Notes on this edition: El puercoespín | The Porcupine. Barcelona: Editorial Anagrama, 1994. Pp. 174. 20 cm. Translated by Francisco Javier Calzada. ISBN: 8433906429. (Spanish).

The Porcupine (Picador, 1993)

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.

The Porcupine | Uncorrected Proof (Alfred A. Knopf, 1992)

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.

The Porcupine | Uncorrected Proof (Jonathan Cape, 1992)

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.


El puercoespín | The Porcupine (Nevsky Prospects, 2011; Spanish)

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.

The Porcupine (Vintage International, 1993; Canadian Edition)

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.