Love, etc. | Dust Jacket Draft (Jonathan Cape, 2000)

Notes on this item: Just prior to Jonathan Cape’s publication of Julian Barnes’s novel Love, etc, the author made the decision to alter the title slightly by removing the final “stop” after “etc”. The publisher made the change in time for publication, but a small number of full-sized, variant dust jackets had already been distributed to potential reviewers. The full stop was added back to the title for the Alfred A. Knopf edition in the U.S.

The images above show the variant dust jacket with the full stop in place and the final, first edition jacket with the full stop removed.