Cross Channel | Uncorrected Proof (Jonathan Cape, 1996)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Cross Channel: Stories. London: Jonathan Cape, 1996. Pp. 211 + [1]. 20.3 x 13.3 cm. ISBN: 0224043013.

Uncorrected Proof in cream card wraps with black and red lettering. Designed to resemble a traditional French Gallimard paperback edition. ‘JONATHAN CAPE UNCORRECTED BOOK PROOF’ in black along bottom of upper panel. Limited to 500 copies with the numbering to the first sheet.

An unknown number of copies of this uncorrected proof were printed without the limitation line. The assumption is that this print run was extremely low and was supplied to in-house employees only, rather than reviewers. A copy of this proof, with a lengthy inscription from Julian Barnes, is in his bibliographer’s private collection.