Through the Window | Promotional Flyer (Vintage, 2012)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Through the Window. New York: Vintage, 2012.  35.6 x 21.6 cm.

Promotional flyer for Julian Barnes’s collection of essays scheduled to be published on 20 November 2012.

Through the Window | Uncorrected Proof (Vintage Books, 2012)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Through the Window: Seventeen Essays and a Short Story. London: Vintage Books, 2012. Pp. 243 + [3]. 19.8 x 12.8 cm.

Uncorrected Proof of the first U.K. Vintage edition. Inscribed by Julian Barnes to his bibliographer.

Christmas Gift Bag (Vintage, 2012)


Notes on this edition: Gift Bag distributed by Vintage to its employees at Christmas in 2012. The bag features ornamental rules designed in the shape of a Christmas tree to both sides. The bags contained three books published by Vintage or Jonathan Cape: a copy of Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier (Vintage Books, 2010), Julian Barnes’s A Life with Books (Jonathan Cape, 2012), and his collection of essays Through the Window (Vintage Books, 2012). This bag was sent by Barnes to his bibliographer with a special inscription from the author.

Through the Window: Seventeen Essays (and one short story) (Vintage, 2012)


Notes on this edition: First edition – London: Vintage Books, 2012. £10.99. 

Descriptive Bibliography: 

Title Page: THROUGH THE WINDOW | [decorative rule] | Seventeen Essays | (and one short story) | [wide decorative rule] | Julian Barnes | VINTAGE BOOKS | London

Copyright Page: Published by Vintage 2012 | 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1 | Copyright © Julian Barnes 2012 | Julian Barnes has asserted his right under the Copyright, Designs | and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the author of this work | Extract from Kipling’s diaries reproduced with permission of | AP Watt Ltd on behalf of The National Trust for Places of Historic | Interest or Natural Beauty | This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, | by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, resold, hired out, | or otherwise circulated without the publisher’s prior | consent in any form of binding or cover other than that | in which it is published and without a similar condition, | including this condition, being imposed on the | subsequent purchaser | First published in Great Britain in 2012 by | Vintage | Random House, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, | London SW1V 2SA | www.vintage-books.co.uk | Addresses for companies within The Random House Group | Limited can be found at: | www.randomhouse.co.uk/offices.htm | The Random House Group Limited Reg. No. 954009 | A CIP catalogue record for this book | is available from the British Library | ISBN 9780099578581 | The Random House Group Limited supports The Forest | Stewardship Council (FSC®), the leading international forest | certification organisation. Our books carrying the FSC label are | printed on FSC® certified paper. FSC is the only forest certification | scheme endorsed by the leading environmental organisations, | including Greenpeace. Our paper procurement policy can | be found at www.randomhouse.co.uk/environment | [FSC device] | Typeset in Bembo by Palimpsest Book Production Limited, | Falkirk, Stirlingshire | Printed and bound by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon CR0 4YY

Collation: 19.8 x 12.9 cm. Pp. [i-x] [1] 2-14 [15] 16-25 [26] 27-40 [41] 42-50 [51] 52-63 [64] 65-76 [77] 78-89 [90] 91-100 [101] 102-109 [110] 111-122 [123] 124-134 [135] 136-145 [146] 147-163 [164] 165-174 [175] 176-192 [193] 194-197 [198] 199-208 [209] 210-214 [215] 216-227 [228-231] 232-243 [244-246]. [i]: ‘THROUGH THE WINDOW’. [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 | NON-FICTION | Letters From London, 1990–1995 | Something to Declare | The Pedant in the Kitchen | Nothing to be Frightened of | TRANSLATION | In The Land of Pain | by Alphonse Daudet’. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘FOR PAT’. [vi]: blank. [vii]: ‘CONTENTS | [decorative rule] | PREFACE IX | The Deceptiveness of Penelope Fitzgerald 1 | The “Unpoetical” Clough 15 | George Orwell and the Fucking Elephant 26 | Ford’s The Good Soldier 41 | Ford and Provence 51 | Ford’s Anglican Saint 64 | Kipling’s France 77 | France’s Kipling 90 | The Wisdom of Chamfort 101 | The Man Who Saved Old France 110 | The Profile of Félix Fénéon 123 | Michel Houellebecq and the Sin of Despair 135 | Translating Madame Bovary 146’. [viii]: ‘Wharton’s The Reef 164 | Homage to Hemingway: a Short Story 175 | Lorrie Moore Takes Wing 193 | Remembering Updike, Remembering Rabbit 198 | Regulating Sorrow 215 | Acknowledgements 229 | Index 231’. [ix-x]: [Preface]. [1]-243: text. [244-245]: blank. [246]: ‘www.vintage-books.co.uk’.

General description: Binding 19.8 x 13 cm. White paper with raised text in red and decorative rules in black. Text on the flaps is in black. Cover design by Suzanne Dean. Textblock is trimmed smooth.

Par la fenêtre | Through the Window (Mercure de France/Folio, 2016; French)


Notes on this edition: Par la fenêtre: dix-huit chroniques (et une nouvelle) | Through the Window. Paris: Mercure de France/Folio, 2016. Pp. 384 + [16]. 17.8 x 10.8 cm. Translated by Jean-Pierre Aoustin. ISBN: 9782070468829. (French).

Par la fenêtre | Through the Window (Mercure de France, 2015; French)


Notes on this edition: Par la fenêtre: dix-huit chroniques (et une nouvelle) | Through the Window. Paris: Mercure de France, 2015. Pp. 315 + [5]. 20.5 x 14 cm. Translated by Jean-Pierre Aoustin. ISBN: 9782715234567. (French).

Differs from the English edition by the inclusion of “A Life with Books” (Jonathan Cape, 2012).

За окном | Through the Window (Eksmo, 2013; Russian)


Notes on this edition: За окном | Through the Window. Moscow: Eksmo, 2013. Pp. 315 + [5]. 20.7 x 13 cm. Translated by Е. Петровой (E. Petrova). ISBN: 9785699668397. (Russian).

Am Fenster | Through the Window (Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2016; German)


Notes on this edition: Am Fenster: Siebzehn Essays über Literatur und eine Short Story | Through the Window: Seventeen Essays and a Short Story. Cologne: Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2016. Pp. 350 [351] + [1]. 20.7 x 13 cm. Translated by Gertraude Krueger. ISBN: 9783462048643. (German).

Penceremden | Through the Window (Ayrıntı Yayınları, 2016; Turkish)


Notes on this edition: Penceremden: 17 Deneme + 1 Kısa Öykü | Through the Window: Seventeen Essays and a Short Story. Istanbul:  Ayrıntı Yayınları, 2016. Pp. 270 + [2]. 19.5 x 13 cm. Translated by Serdar Rifat Kırkoğlu. ISBN: 9786053140986. (Turkish).

Through the Window (Vintage International, 2012)


Notes on this edition: First editionThrough the Window: Seventeen Essays and a Short Story. New York: Vintage International, 2012. $15.95. Included in this example is a promotional flyer to promote the book’s publication. ISBN: 9780345805508.

Descriptive Bibliography:

Title Page: THROUGH THE WINDOW | Julian Barnes | VINTAGE INTERNATIONAL | Vintage Books | A Division of Random House, Inc. | New York

Copyright Page: [Vintage Logo] | FIRST VINTAGE INTERNATIONAL EDITION, OCTOBER 2012 | Copyright © 2012 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved. Published in the United States by Vintage Books, a | division of Random House, Inc., New York. Originally published | in Great Britain separately in paperback as Through the Window by | Vintage Books UK, an imprint of the Random House Group Limited, | London, in 2012, and as A Life with Books by Jonathan Cape, an imprint | of the Random House Group Limited, London, in 2012. | Vintage is a registered trademark and Vintage International and | colophon are trademarks of Random House, Inc. | The short story “Homage to Hemingway” is a work of fiction. Names, | characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s | imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, | living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental. | Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following for permission to | reprint previously published (and unpublished) material: | Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc.: Excerpt from the | section “The Author Observes His Birthday, 2005” from “Endpoint” | from Endpoint and Other Poems by John Updike, copyright © 2009 by | The Estate of John Updike. Used by permission of Alfred A. Knopf, | a division of Random House, Inc. | A. P. Watt Ltd.: Excerpts from Kipling’s diaries. Used by permission of | A. P. Watt Ltd. on behalf of The National Trust for Places of Historic | Interest or Natural Beauty. | The Cataloging-in-Publication Data is on file at the Library of Congress. | Vintage ISBN: 978-0-345-80550-8 | www.vintagebooks.com | Printed in the United States of America | 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Collation: 20.2 x 13.1 cm. Pp. [-iv]-[ix] x-xix [xxi-xxii] [1] 2-14 [15] 16-25 [26] 27-40 [41] 42-50 [51] 52-63 [64] 65-76 [77] 78-89 [90] 91-100 [101] 102-109 [110] 111-122 [123] 124-134 [135] 136-145 [146] 147-163 [164] 165-174 [175] 176-192 [193] 194-197 [198] 199-208 [209] 210-214 [215] 216-227 [228-231] 232-243 [244-246]. [-iv]: ‘Julian Barnes | THROUGH THE WINDOW | Julian Barnes is the author of eleven novels, three | books of short stories, and three collections of | journalism. In addition to the Booker Prize, his | other honors include the Somerset Maugham | Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, and | the E. M. Forster Award from the American | Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in London. | www.julianbarnes.com | [Vintage International logo]’. [-iii]: blank. [-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 | NONFICTION | Nothing to Be Frightened Of | Letters from London, 1990–1995 | Something to Declare | The Pedant in the Kitchen | TRANSLATION | In the Land of Pain by Alphonse Daudet’. [-i]: blank. [i]:’THROUGH THE WINDOW’. [ii]: blank. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘FOR PAT’. [vi]: blank. [vii]: ‘CONTENTS | PREFACE: A LIFE WITH BOOKS IX | The Deceptiveness of Penelope Fitzgerald 1 | The “Unpoetical” Clough 15 | George Orwell and the Fucking Elephant 26 | Ford’s The Good Soldier 41 | Ford and Provence 51 | Ford’s Anglican Saint 64 | Kipling’s France 77 | France’s Kipling 90 | The Wisdom of Chamfort 101 | The Man Who Saved Old France 110 | The Profile of Félix Fénéon 123 | Michel Houellebecq and the Sin of Despair 135 | Translating Madame Bovary 146’. [viii]: ‘Wharton’s The Reef 164 | Homage to Hemingway: a Short Story 175 | Lorrie Moore Takes Wing 193 | Remembering Updike, Remembering Rabbit 198 | Regulating Sorrow 215 | Acknowledgements 229 | Index 231’. [ix]-xix: [PREFACE: A LIFE WITH BOOKS]. [xx]: blank. [xxi]: ‘THROUGH THE WINDOW’. [xxii]: blank. [1]-243: text. [244]: blank. [245-246]: ‘ALSO BY JULIAN BARNES’.

General description: Binding 20.2 x 13.1 cm. Blue paper covers with illustration to the front. Text in yellow and white with author photograph by Alan Edwards to the back cover. Cover design by Megan Wilson. Textblock is trimmed smooth.


Contents include:

A Life with Books
The Deceptiveness of Penelope Fitzgerald
The ‘Unpoetical’ Clough
George Orwell and the Fucking Elephant
Ford’s The Good Soldier
Ford and Provence
Ford’s Anglican Saint
Kipling’s France
France’s Kipling
The Wisdom of Chamfort
The Man Who Saved Old France
The Profile of Félix Fénéon
Michel Houellebecq and the Sin of Despair
Translating Madame Bovary
Wharton’s The Reef
Homage to Hemingway: a Short Story
Lorrie Moore Takes Wing
Remembering Updike, Remembering Rabbit
Regulating Sorrow