The Sense of an Ending | Man Booker Shortlist Leather Bound (Author’s Copy)


Notes on this edition: Each author shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize receives a specially bound edition created by a Designer Bookbinders Fellow. The bookbinder designs and completes the edition in 4-5 weeks, and authors are presented with their special editions on the evening of the Man Booker award ceremony.

Julian Barnes’s The Sense of an Ending was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2011, and this special edition was bound by Philip Smith. Photographed from Julian Barnes’s personal collection.

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Alsof het voorbij is | The Sense of an Ending (Libris Boekhandels, 2015; Dutch)


Notes on this edition: Alsof het voorbij is | The Sense of an Ending. Libris Boekhandels, 2015. Pp. 158 + [2]. 21 x 13.5 cm. Translated by Ronald Vlek. ISBN: 9789025447328. (Dutch).

Book of the Month edition.

Pabaigos jausmas | The Sense of an Ending (baltos lankos, 2013; Lithuanian)


Notes on this edition: Pabaigos jausmas | The Sense of an Ending. Vilnius: baltos lankos, 2013. Pp. 155 + [5]. 21.7 x 15 cm. Translated by Nijolė Regina Chijenienė. ISBN: 9789955237143. (Lithuanian).

Pocit Konca | The Sense of an Ending (Artforum, 2012; Slovak)


Notes on this edition: Pocit Konca | The Sense of an Ending. Artforum, 2012. Pp. 133 [134] + [6]. 22 x 15 cm. Translated by Adriana Komorníková. ISBN: 9788089445479. (Slovak).

Bound in black with embossed lettering to covers and spine. Black end pages, as pictured.

ณ ที่สิ้นสุดของบางสิ่ง | The Sense of an Ending (ไลต์เฮ้าส์ พับลิชชิ่ง, 2014; Thai)


Notes on this edition: ณ ที่สิ้นสุดของบางสิ่ง | The Sense of an Ending. Bangkok: ไลต์เฮ้าส์ พับลิชชิ่ง (Lighthouse Publishing), 2014. Pp. 180 + [4]. 18.5 x 13 cm. Translated by โตมร ศุขปรีชา. ISBN: 9786169007692. (Thai).

Il senso di una fine | The Sense of an Ending (Edizione Mondadori, 2012; Italian)


Notes on this edition: Il senso di una fine | The Sense of an Ending. Milano: Edizione Mondadori, 2012. Pp. 149 + [5]. 20.8 x 13.8 cm. Translated by Susanna Basso. ISBN: 8022264820073. (Italian).

Hardback Italia book club edition published in 2012.

Bir son duygusu | The Sense of an Ending (Ayrıntı Yayınları, 2013; Turkish; 2nd Printing)


Notes on this edition: Bir son duygusu | The Sense of an Ending. Istanbul: Ayrıntı Yayınları, 2013. Pp. 150 + [10]. 19.5 x 13 cm. Translated by Serdar Rifat Kırkoğlu. ISBN: 9789755397214. (Turkish).

This specimen is the 2nd Printing published in 2013. The first printing appears nearly identical, including using the same ISBN.

დასასრულის განცდა | The Sense of an Ending (Diogene, 2014; Georgian)


Notes on this edition: დასასრულის განცდა | The Sense of an Ending.  Tbilisi: Diogene, 2014. Pp. 209 + [3]. 19.5 x 13.5 cm. Translated by ზაზა ჭილაძემ (Zaza Chiladze). ISBN: 9789941114564. (Georgian).

Une fille, qui danse | The Sense of an Ending (Mercure de France / Folio, 2014; French)


Notes on this edition: Une fille, qui danse | The Sense of an Ending. Paris: Mercure de France / Folio, 2014. Pp. 211 [212] + [12]. 7.8 x 10.8 cm. Translated by Jean-Pierre. Aoustin. ISBN: 9782070454396. (French).

Folio no. 5778.

അവസാനമെത്തിയെന്ന തോന്നൽ | The Sense of an Ending (DC Books, 2014; Malayalam)


Notes on this edition: അവസാനമെത്തിയെന്ന തോന്നൽ | The Sense of an Ending. Kerala State, India: DC Books, 2014. Pp. 158 + [2]. 21 x 13.8 cm. Translated by കെ.അജിത്‌കുമാർ [K. Ajith Kumar]. ISBN: 9788126451555. (Malayalam).