England, England | Promotional Material (Alfred A. Knopf, 1999)


Notes on this item: Folder from Alfred A. Knopf containing loose sheets of paper (promotional material) announcing Julian Barnes’s novel England, England. Letter accompanying the promotional material is not dated.

The Borzoi Reader (Alfred A. Knopf, Fall 1991)


Notes on this edition: The Borzoi Reader. Alfred A. Knopf, Fall 1991.

Complimentary promotional item containing information and an excerpt from Julian Barnes’s novel Talking It Over published by Alfred A. Knopf. The reader is pp. 48 with Barnes’s excerpt appearing on pages 4-5.

Promotional Placard | Arthur & George (Alfred A. Knopf, 2006)


Notes on this item: Promotional placard advertising Julian Barnes’s novel Arthur & George. 76 x 52 cm.

This large advertisement placard was intended to stand on display in a book store upon the publication of the novel by Alfred A. Knopf in 2006.

Love, etc. | Promotional Material (Alfred A. Knopf, 2001)


Notes on this item: Folder from Alfred A. Knopf containing loose sheets of paper (promotional material) announcing Julian Barnes’s novel Love, etc. Letter accompanying the promotional material is dated January 2001.

Arthur & George | Promotional Material (Alfred A. Knopf, 2005)


Notes on this item: Folder from Alfred A. Knopf containing loose sheets of paper (promotional material) announcing Julian Barnes’s novel Arthur & George. Letter accompanying the promotional material is dated December 2005.

Writers on World War II: An Anthology (Alfred A. Knopf, 1991)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Staring at the Sun [excerpt].” Writers on World War II: An Anthology. Edited by Mordecai Richler. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. 727 + [9]. 24 x 16 cm. ISBN: 0394572580.

Julian Barnes’s excerpt from Staring at the Sun appears on pp. 159-160.

The Dictionary of Biographical Quotation of British and American Subjects (Alfred A. Knopf, 1978)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes (Contributor). The Dictionary of Biographical Quotation of British and American Subjects. Edited by Richard Kenin and Justin Wintle. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978. Pp. 860 + [2]. 25.3 x 19.4 cm. ISBN: 039450027x.

While specific entries are not identified as being researched by Julian Barnes, he is listed as one of the contributors to this volume. The work for this volume was done in the years before the publication of Barnes’s first novel (Metroland, 1980). Other contributors include John Baxter and Jonathan Keates amongst others.

According to Julian Barnes, researchers were paid 50p for each quotation that made it into the final publication. Barnes can’t remember at this distance the exact entries he contributed, but based on the payments he received the number was substantial (in the hundreds).

The Noise of Time | Uncorrected Proof (Alfred A. Knopf, 2016)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. The Noise of Time. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016. Pp. 199 + [5]. 19 x 13.3 cm.  Uncorrected Proof in paper cover with a preliminary publication date scheduled for 10 May 2016.

The Sense of an Ending | Advertisement Broadside (Alfred A. Knopf, 2011)


Notes on this item: Advertisement Broadside for The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes. Produced by Alfred A. Knopf in 2011, the advertisement measures 17 x 11 inches.

The advertisement includes numerous blurbs of praise and claims, “Already in  its 4TH PRINTING”.

The Only Story (Alfred A. Knopf, 2018; 2nd Printing)


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

This is the 2nd printing following the first American edition. The second printing was available in April 2018, the same month as the original publication.