The Duffy Omnibus (Penguin, 1991)


Notes on this edition: The Duffy Omnibus. London: Penguin, 1991. Pp. 740. ISBN: 9780140158243

Includes all four Dan Kavanagh novels: DuffyFiddle CityPutting the Boot InGoing to the Dogs.

The Sense of an Ending (Jonathan Cape, 2011)


Notes on this edition: First edition – London: Jonathan Cape, 2011. £12.99.

Winner of The Man Booker Prize in 2011. Jacket design by Suzanne Dean.

Descriptive Bibliography: 

Title Page: JULIAN BARNES | THE SENSE | OF AN ENDING | [Jonathan Cape device] | JONATHAN CAPE | LONDON

Copyright Page: Published by Jonathan Cape 2011 | 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1 | Copyright © Julian Barnes 2011 | Julian Barnes has asserted his right under the Copyright, Designs and | Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the author of this work. | This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, by way of | trade or otherwise, be lent, resold, hired out, or otherwise circulated without | the publisher’s prior consent in any form of binding or cover other than that | in which it is published and without a similar condition, including this | condition, being imposed on the subsequent purchaser | This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents | either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, | and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, businesses, | companies, events, or locales is entirely coincidental. | While the author has made every effort to provide accurate telephone numbers | and Internet addresses at the time of publication, neither the publisher nor the | author assumes any responsibility for errors, or for changes that occur after | publication. Further, the publisher does not have any control over and does not | assume any responsibility for author or third-party websites or their content. | First published in Great Britain in 2011 by | Jonathan Cape | Random House, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, | London SW1V 2SA | www.vintage-books.co.uk | Addresses for companies within The Random House Group Limited can be found at: | www.randomhouse.co.uk/offices.htm | The Random House Group Limited Reg. No. 954009 | A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library | ISBN 9780224094153 | The Random House Group Limited supports The Forest Stewardship Council® | (FSC®), the leading international forest certification organisation. All our titles that are | printed on Greenpeace approved FSC® certified paper carry the FSC® logo. Our | paper procurement policy can be found at: | www.randomhouse.co.uk/environment | [FSC® logo] | Typeset in Bembo by Palimpsest Book Production Limited, | Falkirk, Stirlingshire | Printed and bound in Great Britain by | Clays Ltd, St Ives plc

Collation: 19.7 x 12.8 cm. Pp. [i-vi, 1-2] 3-56 [57-58] 59-150 [151-154]. [i]: ‘THE SENSE | OF AN ENDING’. [ii]: ‘By the same author | FICTION | Metroland | Before She Met Me | Flaubert’s Parrot | Staring At The Sun | A History Of The World In 10½ Chapters | Talking It Over | The Porcupine | Cross Channel | England, England | Love, Etc | The Lemon Table | Arthur & George | Pulse | NON-FICTION | Letters From London 1990–1995 | Something To Declare | The Pedant In The Kitchen | Nothing To Be Frightened Of | TRANSLATION | In The Land Of Pain | by Alphonse Daudet’. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘for Pat’. [vi]: blank. [1]: ‘ONE’. [2]: blank. 3-56: text. [57]: ‘TWO’. [58]: blank. 59-150: text. [151-154]: blank.

General description: Binding 20.5 x 13.5 cm. Black cloth boards stamped in gold lettering to spine. Black endpapers. Fore-edge dyed black. Back flap of dust jacket features an author photograph by Alan Edwards.

Tout fout le camp! | Going to the Dogs (Actes Sud, 1991; French)


Notes on this edition: Tout fout le camp! | Going to the Dogs. Arles: Actes Sud, 1991. Pp. 344 [1]. 19 cm. Translated by Christine Le Bœuf. ISBN: 2-86869-743-7

French translation of Dan Kavanagh’s fourth crime novel Going to the Dogs. Bottom front cover states “Collection Polar Sud”.

Arrêt de jeu | Putting the Boot In (Actes Sud, 1991; French)


Notes on this edition: Arrêt de jeu | Putting the Boot In. Arles: Actes Sud, 1991. Pp. 296 [1]. 19 cm. Translated by Richard Matas. ISBN: 2-86869-696-1

French translation of Dan Kavanagh’s third crime novel Putting the Boot In. Bottom of the front cover stated “Collection Polar Sud”

Arthur & George (Jonathan Cape, 2005)


Notes on this edition: First edition – London: Jonathan Cape, 2005. £17.99.

Arthur & George was shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize in 2005. The novel was later developed into a three-part British television drama by ITV.

Descriptive Bibliography:

Title Page: JULIAN BARNES | Arthur & | George | [Jonathan Cape device] | JONATHAN CAPE | LONDON

Copyright Page: Published by Jonathan Cape 2005 | 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1 | Copyright © Julian Barnes 2005 | Julian Barnes has asserted his right under the Copyright, Designs and | Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the author of this work. | This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, | be lent, resold, hired out, or otherwise circulated without the publisher’s prior consent in any | form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without a similar | condition including this condition being imposed on the subsequent purchaser | First published in Great Britain in 2005 by | Jonathan Cape | Random House, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, | London SW1V 2SA | Random House Australia (Pty) Limited | 20 Alfred Street, Milsons Point, Sydney, | New South Wales 2061, Australia | Random House New Zealand Limited | 18 Poland Road, Glenfield, | Auckland 10, New Zealand | Random House South Africa (Pty) Limited | Endulini, 5A Jubilee Road, Parktown 2193, South Africa | The Random House Group Limited Reg. No. 954009 | www.randomhouse.co.uk | A CIP catalogue record for this book | is available from the British Library | ISBN 0-224-07703-1 (hardback) | ISBN 0-244-07782-1 (trade paperback) | Papers used by Random House are natural, | recyclable products made from wood grown in sustainable forests; | the manufacturing processes conform to the environmental | regulations of the country of origin | Printed and bound in Great Britain by | Clays Ltd, St Ives plc

Collation: 23.3 x 15.1 cm. Pp. [i-vi, 1-2] 3-46 [47-48] 49-206 [207-208] 209-322 [323-324] 325-357 [358] 359-360 [361-362]. [i]: ‘Arthur & | George’. [ii]: ‘By the same author | Fiction | METROLAND | BEFORE SHE MET ME | FLAUBERT’S PARROT | STARING AT THE SUN | A HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 10½ CHAPTERS | TALKING IT OVER | THE PORCUPINE | CROSS CHANNEL | ENGLAND, ENGLAND | LOVE, ETC | THE LEMON TABLE | Non-fiction | LETTERS FROM LONDON 1990–1995 | SOMETHING TO DECLARE | THE PEDANT IN THE KITCHEN | Translation | IN THE LAND OF PAIN by Alphonse Daudet’. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘to P.K.’. [vi]: blank. [1]: ‘ONE | Beginnings’. [2]: blank. 3-46: text. [47]: ‘TWO | Beginning with an Ending’. [48]: blank. 49-206: text. [207]: ‘THREE | Ending with a Beginning’. [208]: blank. 209-322: text. [323]: ‘FOUR | Endings’. [324]: blank. 325-357: text. [358]: blank. 359-360: author’s note. [361-362]: blank.

General description: Binding 24.1 x 16.0 cm. Mustard cloth boards stamped in cream and black to front and spine and black to back. Tan and cream patterned endpapers. No dust jacket, but does include a cream, vertically wrapped band to back cover lettered in light brown. Author photograph by Ellen Warner on inside of band.

Also featured in the images is a fourth printing of the hardback. This printing features a round, white promotional sticker to the front cover stating in black print, “SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2005”.

Through the Window | Uncorrected Proof (Vintage International, 2012)


Notes on this edition: Through the Window: Seventeen Essays and a Short Story. New York: Vintage International, 2012.

Stated on top of cover: “THIS IS AN UNCORRECTED PROOF”. Includes a tentative publication date of October 30, 2012.

ארתור וג׳ורג׳ | Arthur & George (Zmora-Bitan, 2010; Hebrew)


Notes on this edition: ארתור וג׳ורג׳ | Arthur & George. Tel-Aviv: Zmora-Bitan, 2010. Pp. 469. 21 cm. ISBN: 9789655176377 (Hebrew)

Metroland (The Book Club, 1980)


Notes on this edition: First Book Club edition – London: The Book Club, 1980. This Foyles Book Club edition uses the same text block as the Jonathan Cape first edition, but is printed on taller pages. Upon examination of multiple copies, the dust jacket spine frequently turns color over time, as pictured. 

Descriptive Bibliography: 

Title Page: METROLAND | Julian Barnes | THE BOOK CLUB | LONDON

Copyright Page: The Book Club | 125 Charing Cross Road | London WC2H 0EB | Copyright © Julian Barnes | First published in Great Britain 1980 | This edition 1980 by arrangement with Jonathan Cape Ltd | Printed and bound in Great Britain by | Biddles Ltd, Guildford and King’s Lynn

Collation: 21.5 x 13.7 cm. Pp. [1-10] 11-72 [73-74] 75-130 [131-132] 133-176. [1]: ‘METROLAND’. [2]: blank. [3]: title page. [4]: copyright page. [5]-176: as in the first Jonathan Cape edition.

General description: Binding 22.5 x 14.5 cm. Red boards, gold blocked on spine. White end-papers. Tan dust jacket with pastoral scene on front and no author photograph. Jacket states: ‘This edition available exclusively to members of Foyles Book Clubs’. 

Metroland (Ayrinti Yayinlari, 2005; Turkish)


Notes on this edition:  Metroland. Istanbul: Ayrıntı Yayinlari, 2005. Pp. 204. Translated by Serdar Rifat Kırkoğlu. ISBN: 9789755392387. (Turkish)

Previous edition: Istanbul: Mitos, 1996. Pp. 224.

Eine Geschichte der Welt in 10 1/2 Kapiteln | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Wilhelm Heyne, 1990; German)


Notes on this edition: Eine Geschichte der Welt in 10 1/2 Kapiteln | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. München: Wilhelm Heyne Verlag, 1990. Pp.  363. Translated by Gertraude Krueger. ISBN: 3453084004 (German)

Paperback edition following the hardback published in 1990 by Haffmans Verlag.