A History of the World in 10½ Chapters | Uncorrected Proof (Jonathan Cape, 1989; Red Cover)

Notes on this edition: A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. London: Jonathan Cape, 1989. Pp. 310. (20.2 x 13.7 cm).

This uncorrected proof is bound in the standard red paper cover typical of Jonathan Cape proofs during this time period. This proof is not to be confused with the Jonathan Cape proof bound in white with a picture of Noah’s ark on the front. The white proof was intended for wider distribution to reviewers, so is much more common than the red proof featured here.

The front cover states: “Provisional U.K. Publication Price: £10.95 | Provisional U.K. Publication Date: 22 Juen 1989”.

The Sense of an Ending | Limited Edition (Easton Press, 2015)

Notes on this edition: The Sense of an Ending.  Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 2015. Pp. 163.

Leather bound, “Signed Collector’s Edition” published by Easton Press by arrangement with Alfred A. Knopf. Text edges in gilt gold with inserted author biography and a certificate of authenticity. The specific limitation is not stated in the book, but Barnes believes he signed 2,000 copies.

The Sense of an Ending (Vintage International, 2012)

Notes on this edition: The Sense of an Ending. New York: Vintage International, 2012. Pp. 163. 21 cm. ISBN: 9780307947727.

Copyright page states the date of publication as “May 2012”. Cover painting by James Gillick. Author photograph by Alan Edwards.

Engeland, Engeland (Atlas, 1999; Dutch)

Notes on this edition: Engeland, Engeland. Amsterdam: Atlas, 1999. Pp. 301. 21 cm. Translated by: Marijke Versluys. ISBN: 9045003457. (Dutch).

The Pedant in the Kitchen (Atlantic, 2004)

Notes on this edition: The Pedant in the Kitchen. London: Atlantic, 2004. Pp. 144. 19 cm. ISBN: 9781843542407. Includes color illustrations by Joe Berger.

First paperback edition. The essays in this collection originally appeared in The Guardian.

The Lemon Table | Uncorrected Proof (Alfred A. Knopf, 2004)

Notes on this edition: The Lemon Table. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004.  Uncorrected Proof of the first U.S. edition. Paper cover in cream with provisional dust jacket art shown on the first preliminary page. This copy signed by the author.

Citronbordet (Tiderne Skifter, 2006; Danish)

Notes on this edition: Citronbordet. København: Tiderne Skifter, 2006. Pp. 241. 22 cm. Translated by Claus Bech. ISBN: 9788779731349. (Danish)

Through the Window (Vintage International, 2012)

Notes on this edition: Through the Window: Seventeen Essays and a Short Story. New York: Vintage International, 2012. Pp. xix, 243. 21 cm. ISBN: 9780345805508.

Included in this example is a promotional flyer to promote the book’s publication.

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


Arthur & George (Mercure de France, 2007; French)

Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. Paris: Mercure de France, 2007. Pp. 552. Translated by Jean-Pierre Aoustin. ISBN: 9782715226128.

French translation paperbound in blue wraps with illustrated dust jacket, as shown.

Arthur & George | Book Club Edition (Alfred A. Knopf, 2006)

Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. Book club edition.

The hardback book club edition of Julian Barnes’s Arthur & George looks very similar to the First American Edition, but the book club edition is considerably smaller, has no price indicated on the inside front flap, has a smooth/cut fore edge, and features a book club number on the back cover near the altered, white ISBN box (comparison images included). Other small differences are not noted here.