Notes about this edition: Uncorrected Proof of the first U.K. edition published by Jonathan Cape. Published in red wraps with black lettering. (19.8 x 13 cm).
From Conversations with Julian Barnes (Univ Press of Mississippi, 2009):
Roberts: In the past you’ve mentioned, at least to me, that with Metroland you edited almost to the point of penalty on the proofs.
Barnes: I did, yes. I had to pay them some money. Not much, but a small punishment for being obsessional.