Notes on this edition: Flaubert’s Parrot | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. Hamburg: Petersens, 2001. 18 cm. ISBN: 3883891568.
This omnibus edition appears to have been printed and bound in Great Britain by Picador, but was published officially by Petersons for a foreign market. Listed as “Petersen Taschenbücher Bd. 156” on the page before the title page.
Notes on this edition: Una historia del mundo en diez capítulos y medio | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. Barcelona: Editorial Anagrama, 2000. Pp. 359. 21 cm. ISBN: 8433914286. Translated by Maribel De Juan. (Spanish).
Copyright page states this particular specimen is the “Cuarta edición” of the Compactos edition, published in November 2000. The spine lists the books as number “98” in the series.
Notes on this edition: A világ története 10 és ½ fejezetben | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. Budapest: Ulpius-ház, 2002. Pp. 361. 20 cm. ISBN: 9639348716. Translated by Feig András. (Hungarian).
Notes on this edition: Something to Declare: Essays on France and French Culture. New York: Vintage International, 2003. Pp. 295. 21 cm. ISBN: 1400030870
This title was originally published as a paperback in the U.K. by Picador and in hardback in the U.S. by Alfred A. Knopf. This edition is the first U.S. paperback. The copyright page incorrectly states the book was “published in hardcover in Great Britain by Picador, London”, whereas the cover is actually made of stiff card. The copyright page also lists the specific publication date as “September 2003”.
Notes on this edition: Un homme dans sa cuisine | The Pedant in the Kitchen. Paris: Mercure de France, 2005. Pp. 153. Translated by Josette Chicheportiche. ISBN: 9782715225084 (French).
Notes on this publication: In 2016, the National Theatre presented David Hare’s The Red Barn, a play based on the novel, La Main, by Georges Simenon. The programme for the play includes an essay by Julian Barnes titled “Admirable Positives and Enviable Negatives”. The essay is adapted from his essay “Georges Simenon Returns”, first published in The Times Literary Supplement (7 May 2014).
Notes on this edition: El sentido de un final | The Sense of an Ending. Barcelona: Editorial Anagrama, 2012. Pp. 186. 22 cm. Translated by Jaime Zulaika. ISBN: 9788433978523 (Spanish).
Copyright page states: “Primera edición: noviembre 2012”.
Notes on this edition: El sentit d’un final | The Sense of an Ending. Barcelona: Angle Editorial, 2012. Pp. 159. 23 cm. Translated by d’Alexandre Gombau i Arnau. ISBN: 9788415695059 (Catalán).
Notes on this edition: Uncorrected Proof in light green paper cover with black lettering. ‘JONATHAN CAPE UNCORRECTED BOOK PROOF’ in black along bottom of upper panel. Issued with an orange publicity sheet stating publication information and author bio. Title listed as ‘Love, etc.’ [full stop]. The full stop was later removed in the first edition U.K. hardback. (20.6 x 13.5 cm).
Notes on this edition: Metroland. London: Picador, 1990. Pp. 176. ISBN: 0330313819 (UK £3.99; $11.99 Australia; NZ $15.95)
First edition Picador paperback, published by Pan Books in association with Jonathan Cape. Cover illustration by Kenny McKendry.
Signed by Julian Barnes to the title page. Paper cover is in rough condition, so we are seeking additional specimens.