A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Alfred A. Knopf, 1989; Canadian Edition)


Notes on this edition: First Canadian edition – Toronto: Random House of Canada, 1989. $21.95.


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Title Page: A HISTORY | OF THE WORLD | IN 10½ CHAPTERS | JULIAN BARNES | [Knopf device] | ALFRED A. KNOPF  New York · Toronto  1989

Copyright Page: Copyright © 1989 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved under International and | Pan-American Copyright Conventions. | Published in Canada by Random House of Canada | Limited, Toronto, and simultaneously in the | United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York. | Originally published in Great Britain | by Jonathan Cape, Ltd., London. | Canadian Cataloguing in Publication Data | Barnes, Julian | A history of the world in 10½ chapters | ISBN 0-394-22121-4 | I. Title. | PR6052.A6657H58  1989  823’.914  C89-094445-8 | A portion of this book was originally published in The New Yorker. | Manufactured in the United States of America | Facing page 124: Géricault, The Raft of the Medusa, 1819. | Louvre Museum, Paris  © Réunion des Musées Nationaux.

Collation: 21.2 x 14.4 cm. Untrimmed pages. Pp. [i-xii, 1-2] 3-30 [31-32] 33-58 [59-60] 61-80 [81-82] 83-111 [112-114] 115-139 [140-142] 143-168 [169-170] 171-188 [189-190] 191-220 [221-222] 223-244 [245-246] 247-278 [279-280] 281-307 [308]. [i-iii]: blank. [iv]: ‘ALSO BY JULIAN BARNES | Metroland | Before She Met Me | Flaubert’s Parrot | Staring at the Sun’. [v]: ‘A HISTORY | OF THE WORLD | IN 10½ CHAPTERS’. [vi]: blank. [vii]: title page. [viii]: copyright page. [ix]: ‘to Pat Kavanagh’. [x]: blank. [xi]: contents. [xii]: blank. [1]: ‘I | THE STOWAWAY’. [2]: blank. 3-30: text. [31]: ‘2 | THE VISITORS’. [32]: blank. 33-58: text. [59]: ‘3 | THE WARS OF | RELIGION’. [60]: blank. 61-80: text. [81]: ‘4 | THE SURVIVOR’. [82]: blank. 83-111: text. [112]: blank. [113]: ‘5 | SHIPWRECK’. [114]: blank. 115-139: text. [140]: blank. [141]: ‘6 | THE MOUNTAIN’. [142]: blank. 143-168: text. [169]: ‘7 | THREE SIMPLE | STORIES’. [170]: blank. 171-188: text. [189]: ‘8 | UPSTREAM!’. [190]: blank. 191-220: text. [221]: ‘PARENTHESIS’. [222]: blank. 223-244: text. [245]: ‘9 | PROJECT ARARAT’. [246]: blank. 247-278: text. [279]: ’10 | THE DREAM’. [280]: blank. 281-307: text. [308]: author’s note.

General description: Binding 22 x 15.2 cm. Dark green boards, green quarter binding silver blocked on spine. White endpapers. Géricault image tipped in between pages 124-25. White dust jacket lettered in black (title) and maroon (author) blue (author and quotes on lower panel). Color illustration on upper panel by Tom Sciacca. Photograph of the author by Miriam Berkley located on back flap. Differs from the American edition dust jacket in subtle ways — contains ‘Knopf’ and the Knopf device on spine, but includes ‘Toronto’ on the back flap.  

A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Alfred A. Knopf, 1989)


Notes on this edition: First American edition – New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. $18.95.


Descriptive Bibliography: 

Title Page: A HISTORY | OF THE WORLD | IN 10½ CHAPTERS | JULIAN BARNES | [Knopf device] | ALFRED A. KNOPF  New York  1989

Copyright Page: THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK | PUBLISHED BY ALFRED A. KNOPF, INC. | Copyright © 1989 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright | Conventions. Published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, | Inc., New York. Distributed by Random House, Inc., New York. | Originally published in Great Britain | by Jonathan Cape, Ltd., London. | A portion of this book was originally published in The New Yorker. | Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data | Barnes, Julian. | A history of the world in 10½ chapters / Julian Barnes. – 1st ed. | p. cm.  I ISBN 0-394-58061-3 | I. Title. | PR6052.A6657H5  1989 | 823’.914—dc20  89-45266  CIP | Manufactured in the United States of America | FIRST AMERICAN EDITION | Facing page 124: Géricault, The Raft of the Medusa, 1819. | Louvre Museum, Paris | © Réunion des Musées Nationaux.

Collation: 21.2 x 14.4 cm. Untrimmed pages. Pp. [i-xii, 1-2] 3-30 [31-32] 33-58 [59-60] 61-80 [81-82] 83-111 [112-114] 115-139 [140-142] 143-168 [169-170] 171-188 [189-190] 191-220 [221-222] 223-244 [245-246] 247-278 [279-280] 281-307 [308]. [i-iii]: blank. [iv]: ‘ALSO BY JULIAN BARNES | Metroland | Before She Met Me | Flaubert’s Parrot | Staring at the Sun’. [v]: ‘A HISTORY | OF THE WORLD | IN 10½ CHAPTERS’. [vi]: blank. [vii]: title page. [viii]: copyright page. [ix]: ‘to Pat Kavanagh’. [x]: blank. [xi]: contents. [xii]: blank. [1]: ‘I | THE STOWAWAY’. [2]: blank. 3-30: text. [31]: ‘2 | THE VISITORS’. [32]: blank. 33-58: text. [59]: ‘3 | THE WARS OF | RELIGION’. [60]: blank. 61-80: text. [81]: ‘4 | THE SURVIVOR’. [82]: blank. 83-111: text. [112]: blank. [113]: ‘5 | SHIPWRECK’. [114]: blank. 115-139: text. [140]: blank. [141]: ‘6 | THE MOUNTAIN’. [142]: blank. 143-168: text. [169]: ‘7 | THREE SIMPLE | STORIES’. [170]: blank. 171-188: text. [189]: ‘8 | UPSTREAM!’. [190]: blank. 191-220: text. [221]: ‘PARENTHESIS’. [222]: blank. 223-244: text. [245]: ‘9 | PROJECT ARARAT’. [246]: blank. 247-278: text. [279]: ’10 | THE DREAM’. [280]: blank. 281-307: text. [308]: author’s note.

General description: Binding 22 x 15.2 cm. Dark green boards, green quarter binding silver blocked on spine. Embossed author initials ‘JB’ to front board. White endpapers. Géricault image tipped in between pages 124-25. White dust jacket lettered in black (title) and maroon (author) blue (author and quotes on lower panel). Color illustration on upper panel by Tom Sciacca. Photograph of the author by Miriam Berkley located on back flap.

Arthur & George (Alfred A. Knopf, 2006; Book Club Paperback)


Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. Pp. 388.

This paperback edition was issued prior to the first Vintage paperback edition. Appears to be a book club edition, though no indication of this appears on the text, outside of a white box with the number “1203201” to the bottom right corner on the back cover. This echoes the same white box with the number “1198165” that appears on the dust jacket of the hardback book club edition. As with that edition, no publication date is indicated on the title page, and the copyright page only lists the original copyright date of 2005. As this paperback features the same artwork as the Alfred A. Knopf hardback book club edition (2006), along with identical blurbs to the back cover.

The Only Story | Uncorrected Proof (Alfred A. Knopf, 2018)


Notes on this edition: The Only Story. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2018. Pp. 254.

Uncorrected Proof featuring jacket design by Carol Devine Carson. Preliminary price set at $25.95. Back cover states, “TO BE PUBLISHED BY KNOPF IN APRIL 2018 | FIRST PRINTING: 75,000”.

Staring at the Sun (Alfred A. Knopf, 1986)


Notes on this edition: First American edition – New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. $15.95.


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Title Page: JULIAN BARNES | [multiple lines of alternating thickness arranged to suggest the image of a sunset] | STARING | AT THE SUN | [ruled lines of alternating thickness] | ALFRED A. KNOPF  NEW YORK | 1  9  [Knopf device]  8  7

Copyright Page: THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK | PUBLISHED BY ALFRED A. KNOPF, INC. | Copyright © 1986 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright | Conventions. Published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., | New York. Distributed by Random House, Inc., New York. | Originally published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape, Limited, London. | Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data | Barnes, Julian. | Staring at the sun. | I. Title. | PR6052.A6657S7  1986  823’.914  86-40443 | ISBN 0-394-55821-9 | Manufactured in the United States of America | FIRST AMERICAN EDITION

Collation: 21.2 x 14.4 cm. Untrimmed pages. Pp. [i-viii, 1-8] 9-65 [66-70] 71-137 [138-142] 143-197 [198-200] [Note: no even page numbers were printed]. [i]: blank. [ii]: ‘ALSO BY JULIAN BARNES | Metroland | Before She Met Me | Flaubert’s Parrot’. [iii]: ‘STARING AT THE SUN’. [iv]: blank. [v]: title page. [vi]: copyright page. [vii]: ‘to Pat’. [viii]: blank. [1]: ‘STARING AT THE SUN’. [2]: blank. [3-4]: text. [5]: ‘[multiple lines of alternating thickness arranged to suggest the image of a sunset] | ONE | You ask me what life is? It is like asking what a carrot | is. A carrot is a carrot, and nothing more is known. | –CHEKHOV TO OLGA KNIPPER, 20 April 1904 | [ruled lines of alternating thickness]’. [6]: blank. [7]-[66]: text. [67]: ‘[multiple lines of alternating thickness arranged to suggest the image of a sunset] | TWO | Three wise men—are you serious? | –GRAFFITO, c. 1984 | [ruled lines of alternating thickness]’. [68]: blank. [69]-137: text. [138]: blank. [139]: ‘[multiple lines of alternating thickness arranged to suggest the image of a sunset] | THREE | immortality is no learned question. | –KIERKEGAARD | [ruled lines of alternating thickness]’. [140]: blank. [141]-197: text. [198]: blank. [199]: ‘A NOTE ON THE TYPE | The text of this book was set in a digitized version of Bembo, a | well-known Monotype face. Named for Pietro Bembo, the cele- | brated Renaissance writer and humanist scholar who was made a | cardinal and served as secretary to Pope Leo X, the original cut- | ting of Bembo was made by Francesco Griffo of Bologna only a | few years after Columbus discovered America. | Sturdy, well balanced, and finely proportioned, Bembo is a | face of rare beauty, extremely legible in all of its sizes. | Composed by Creative Graphics, Inc. | Printed and bound by Fairfield Graphics, | Fairfield, Pennsylvania. | Book design by Marysarah Quinn’. [200]: blank.

General description: Binding 22 x 15 cm. White boards, light purple quarter binding with gold blocked letters on spine. White endpapers. White dust jacket lettered in light purple (title), blue (author), and black (quotes on lower panel). Multi-colored cover illustration by Havier Romero. Photograph of the author by Nancy Crampton located on back flap.

Levels of Life (Alfred A. Knopf, 2013)


Notes on this edition: First edition – New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. $22.95. 


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Title Page: LEVELS OF LIFE | Julian Barnes | [Knopf device] | ALFRED A. KNOPF | NEW YORK  2013

Copyright Page: THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK | PUBLISHED BY ALFRED A. KNOPF | Copyright © 2013 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved. Published in the United States by Alfred A. | Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc., New York. | Originally published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape, | an imprint of The Random House Group Limited, London. | www.aaknopf.com | Knopf, Borzoi Books, and the colophon are registered | trademarks of Random House, Inc. | Grateful acknowledgment is made to Christopher Reid for | permission to reprint an excerpt from “Exasperated Pity” by | Christopher Reid. Reprinted by permission of the poet. | The author is grateful to Richard Holmes’s The Age of Wonder | for its account of eighteenth-century ballooning. | Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data | Barnes, Julian. | Levels of life / by Julian Barnes.—First United Stated edition. | p.  cm. | | ISBN 978-0-385-35077-8 (hardcover) | I. Title. | PR6052.A6657L48 2013 | 823’.914—dc23 | [B]     2013004601 | Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson | Manufactured in the United States of America | First United States Edition

Collation: 19.0 x 13.2 cm. Pp. [i-x, 1-3] 4-30 [31-33] 34-69 [70-73] 74-128 [129-134]. [i]: blank. [ii]: ‘ALSO BY JULIAN BARNES | 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 | The Sense of an Ending | NONFICTION | 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]: ‘LEVELS OF LIFE’. [iv]: blank. [v]: title page. [vi]: copyright page. [vii]: ‘FOR PAT’. [viii]: blank. [ix]: ‘CONTENTS | THE SIN OF HEIGHT | 1  | ON THE LEVEL | 31 | THE LOSS OF DEPTH | 71’. [x]: blank. [1]: ‘THE SIN OF HEIGHT’. [2]: blank. [3]-30: text. [31]: ‘ON THE LEVEL’. [32]: blank. [33]-69: text. [70]: blank. [71]: ‘THE LOSS OF DEPTH’. [72]: blank. [73]-128: text. [129-130]: blank. [131]: ‘A NOTE ABOUT THE AUTHOR | Julian Barnes is the author of eleven novels, three | books of short stories, and three collections of | journalism. In addition to the Man Booker Prize, his | other honors include the Somerset Maugham Award, | the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, and the | E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy | of Arts and Letters. He lives in London.’. [132]: blank. [133]: ‘A NOTE ON THE TYPE | This book was set in a version of the well-known | Monotype face Bembo. This letter was cut for | the celebrated Venetian printer Aldus Manutius | by Francesco Griffo, and first used in Pietro | Cardinal Bembo’s De Aetna of 1495. | Typeset by Scribe, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Printed and bound by RR Donnelley, | Harrisonburg, Virginia’. [134]: blank.  

General description: Binding 19.7 x 14.0 cm. Grey paper boards with black quarter-cloth spine stamped in silver lettering. White endpapers. Back flap of dust jacket features a photograph of Julian Barnes and Pat Kavanagh by Jillian Edelstein. Bottom of back flap dates the dust jacket as ‘9/2013’.

Flaubert’s Parrot | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012; Everyman’s Library #348)


Notes on this edition: Flaubert’s Parrot | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012. Pp. . 449. 21 cm. ISBN: 9780307961433.

This Everman’s Library edition publishes Julian Barnes’s novels Flaubert’s Parrot and A History of the World in 10½ Chapters with an introduction by Sarah Churchwell (pp. vii-xvii).

Listed as Everyman’s Library #348.

England, England (Alfred A. Knopf, 1999)


Notes on this edition: First American edition – New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. $23.00.

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Title Page: ENGLAND, ENGLAND | Julian Barnes | [Knopf device] | Alfred A. Knopf  New York  1999

Copyright Page: THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK | PUBLISHED BY ALFRED A. KNOPF, INC. | Copyright © 1998 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved under International and Pan-American | Copyright Conventions. Published in the United States | by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York. | Distributed by Random House, Inc., New York. | www.randomhouse.com | Originally published in Great Britain by | Jonathan Cape, London, in 1998. | Knopf, Borzoi Books, and the colophon are registered | trademarks of Random House, Inc. | Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data | Barnes, Julian. | England, England / Julian Barnes.—1st American ed. | p.  cm. | ISBN 0-375-40582-8 (alk. paper) | I. Title. | PR6052.A6657E54  1999 | 823’.914—dc21  98-46170 | CIP | Manufactured in the United States of America | First American Edition

Collation: 21.1 x 14.2 cm. Untrimmed pages. Pp. [i-viii, 1-2] 3-25 [26-28] 29-245 [246-248] 249-275 [276-280] [Note: no even page numbers were printed]. [i]: blank. [ii]: ‘ALSO BY JULIAN BARNES | 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 | Letters from London | Cross Channel’. [iii]: ‘ENGLAND, | ENGLAND’. [iv]: blank. [v]: title page. [vi]: copyright page. [vii]: ‘To Pat’. [viii]: blank. [1]: ‘1 : ENGLAND’. [2]: blank. 3-[26]: text. [27]: ‘2 : ENGLAND, | ENGLAND’. [28]-245: text. [246]: blank. [247]: ‘3 : ANGLIA’. [248]: blank. 249-275: text. [276]: blank. [277]: ‘A NOTE ON THE TYPE | THIS BOOK was set in Granjon, a type named in compliment | to Robert Granjon, a type cutter and printer active in Antwerp, | Lyons, Rome, and Paris from 1523 to 1590. Granjon, the boldest | and most original designer of his time, was one of the first to prac- | tice the trade of typefounder apart from that of printer. Linotype | Granjon was designed by George W. Jones, who based his draw- | ings on a face used by Claude Garamond (ca. 1480–1561) in his | beautiful French books. Granjon more closely resembles Gara- | mond’s own type than do any of the various modern faces that | bear his name. | Composed by Stratford Publishing Services, | Brattleboro, Vermont | Printed and bound by R. R. Donnelley & Sons, | Harrisonburg, Virginia’. [278-280]: blank.

General description: Binding 22 x 14.7 cm. Cream boards, gold blocked on brown board spine. White endpapers. Dust jacket in cream and brown with white flaps. Lettering is white on upper and lower panels and black on flaps.  Jacket illustration by Bill Gregory with design by Carol Devine Carson. Photograph of the author by Jillian Edelstein located on back flap.

The Best of Frank O’Connor (Alfred A. Knopf, 2009; Everyman’s Library #321)


Notes on this edition: The Best of Frank O’Connor. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. Pp. xxxviii, 673. 21 cm. ISBN: 9780307269041.

Edited and with an introduction by Julian Barnes pp. ix-xi. Everyman’s Library #321

This particular example also features a review slip from Alfred A. Knopf. The review slip lists the publication date as 11 June 2009, and the provisional price of $26.95.

The Porcupine | Uncorrected Proof (Alfred A. Knopf, 1992)


Notes on this edition: The Porcupine. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. Uncorrected Proof in sage wraps with black lettering. The statement, ‘THIS IS AN UNCORRECTED PROOF’ on top of upper panel.  (19.1 x 12 cm).

Provisional publication date set for 20 November 1992 at a provisional price of $17.00.