Notes on this edition: Hynson, Colin. “Julian Barnes.” Book and Magazine Collector, No. 98, May 1992. Pp. 39-45.
This issue of Book and Magazine Collector features a lengthy overview of Julian Barnes’s publications up to Talking It Over (1991). The piece depicts the beginning of an overall increase in the collectible value of Julian Barnes books, especially for his highly-praised novel Flaubert’s Parrot.
Notes on this edition: In 1996, the Grosvenor House in London hosted the Antiquarian Booksellers Association’s Thirty-Seventh Antiquarian Book Fair, and Julian Barnes wrote the introduction to the fair catalog (pp. 5-7). His essay discusses book collecting and the idealistic notion of “completeness”.
Of the limited number of catalogs published for this occasion, one hundred were signed by Barnes at the end of his introduction. Each signed copy was numbered, as pictured.