Pulse | Uncorrected Proof (Jonathan Cape, 2010; Pulped edition)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Pulse. London: Jonathan Cape, 2010. Pp. 228 + [4]. 21.6 x 13.4 cm.

First Uncorrected Proof in decorative covers. When Jonathan Cape produced the uncorrected proof of Pulse, the text included enough errors that Julian Barnes asked the publisher to “pulp” or destroy the proof edition. Cape produced a subsequent, corrected and unbound proof for use within the publishing house and by the author while making his final revisions to the text. The author and publisher spared the specimen featured here specifically for inclusion in the Julian Barnes bibliography.