Staring at the Sun (Random House Canada, 1987; Advance Review Copy)


Notes on this edition: Staring at the Sun. Toronto: Random House Canada, 1987. Pp. 200.

This Advance Review Copy is identical to the First Canadian Edition, except for the stamps to the inside cover and front endsheets. This particular edition is inscribed by Julian Barnes to Greg Gatenby, former Artistic Director of the International Festival of Authors at Harbourfront in Toronto. Barnes’s inscription reads: “To Greg | (who didn’t even pay | money for this) | Julian Barnes | [line] | Toronto, April 1987”. Gatenby’s signature and date are also on the endsheet.

The book is stamped as a review copy, and a review notice is loosely inserted in to the book.

Staring at the Sun (Random House Canada, 1987)


Notes on this edition: First Canadian edition – Toronto: Random House, 1987. $19.95.


Descriptive Bibliography:

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] | RANDOM HOUSE  TORONTO | 1  9 [Random House device]  8 7

Copyright Page: Copyright © 1986 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 Limited, London. | Canadian Cataloging in Publication Data | Barnes, Julian. | Staring at the sun. | ISBN 0-394-22005-6 | I. Title. | PR6052.A66S7  1987 823’ .914 C86-094603-7 | Manufactured in the United States of America | FIRST CANADIAN 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 gold blocked 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. Appears nearly identical to the First American editionexcept for Random House markings to jacket spine and back flap.  No price to front flap.

Cross Channel (Random House Canada, 1996)


Notes on this edition: First Canadian edition – Toronto: Random House of Canada, 1996. $27.95. 

The collation and general description of the Canadian edition is identical to the first American edition published by Alfred A. Knopf.


Descriptive Bibliography

Title Page: CROSS CHANNEL | [decorative rule] | Julian Barnes |  [Random House device] | Random House Canada

Copyright Page: Copyright © 1996 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, London. | Canadian Cataloguing in Publication Data | Barnes, Julian | Cross channel | ISBN 0-679-30782-6 | 1. Title. | PR6052.A667C7  1996  823’.914 | C95-932889-0 | Manufactured in the United States of America | 1  3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2

 

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.


Descriptive Bibliography: 

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.  

Letters from London (Vintage Canada, 1995)


Notes on this edition: First Canadian edition – Toronto: Vintage Canada, 1995. $16.95.

Descriptive Bibliography:

Title Page: JULIAN BARNES | Letters | from | London | [Vintage Canada ‘sun’ device] | Vintage Canada | A Division of Random House of Canada

Copyright Page: Copyright 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. | Published in Canada by Vintage Canada, | a division of Random House of Canada, Limited, Toronto, | and simultaneously in the United States by Vintage Books, | a division of Random House, Inc., New York. | All of the material in this work was originally published | in The New Yorker, in slightly different form. | Grateful acknowledgment is made to the following for permission | to reprint previously published material: | EMI Music Publishing: Excerpt from “Taxman,” words and music by George Harrison, | copyright © 1966 by Northern Songs. All rights controlled and administered by EMI | Blackwood Music Inc., under license from ATV Music (BMI). All rights reserved. | International copyright secured. Reprinted by permission of EMI Music Publishing. | Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc.: Excerpt from “Bridge for the Living” from Collected Poems | by Philip Larkin, copyright © 1988, 1989 by the Estate of Philip Larkin; excerpts from | Mrs. Thatcher’s Minister by Alan Clark, copyright © 1993 by Alan Clark. Reprinted by | permission of Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. HarperCollins Publishers: Selected excerpts | from The Downing Street Years by Margaret Thatcher. Copyright © 1993 by Margaret | Thatcher. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. | Canadian Cataloguing in Publication Data | Barnes, Julian. | Letters from London | ISBN 0-394-22453-1 | 1. Great Britain—Politics and government—1979—   —Humor. | 2. Great Britain—Humor. I. Title. | PR6052.A6657L47  1995   824’.914  C95-930226-3 | BOOK DESIGN BY CATHRYN S. AISON | Manufactured in the United States of America | 10  9  8  7  6  5  4  3  2 1

Collation: 19.9 x 12.9 cm. Pp. [i-vi] vii-xv [xvi, 1-2] 3-320. [i]: ‘JULIAN BARNES | Letters from London | Julian Barnes was born in Leicester, England, in | 1946, was educated at Oxford University, and now | lives in London. He is the author of seven novels— | Metroland, Before She Met Me, Flaubert’s Parrot, Star- | ing at the Sun, A History of the World in 10½ Chapters, I Talking It Over, and The Porcupine.’. [ii]: ‘Books 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’. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘to Jay and Helen’. [vi]: blank. vii-viii: contents. ix-xv: preface. [xvi]: blank. [1]: ‘Letters from London’. [2]: blank. 3-311: text. [312]: blank. 313-320: index.

General description: Binding 19.9 x 12.9 cm. As in A13(b), but with blurbs on lower panel from Jay McInerney, The Toronto Star, and The New York Review of Books.

Talking It Over (Alfred A. Knopf, 1991; Canadian Edition)


Notes on this edition: First Canadian edition – Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. $24.00. The Canadian edition features a cut fore edge, while the nearly identical first American edition has an uncut fore edge.

Descriptive Bibliography:

Title Page: Talking It Over | A NOVEL BY | JULIAN BARNES | [Knopf device] | ALFRED A. KNOPF  NEW YORK · TORONTO | 1991

Copyright Page: THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK | Copyright © 1991 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved under International and Pan-American | Copyright Conventions. Published in Canada in 1991 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. | Grateful acknowledgement is made to Acuff-Rose Music, Inc., for | permission to reprint excerpts from “Three Cigarettes in an Ash | Tray” by Eddie Miller and W. S. Stevenson, copyright © 1982 by | Acuff-Rose Music, Inc., and excerpts from “Walkin’ After | Midnight” by Alan Block and Don Hecht, copyright © 1956, | copyright renewed 1984 by Acuff-Rose Music, Inc. All rights | reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission. | Canadian Cataloguing in Publication Data | Barnes, Julian | Talking it over | ISBN 0-394-22239-3 | 1. Title. | PR6052.A6657T34  1991   823’.914   C91-093984-5 | Manufactured in the United States of America | FIRST CANADIAN EDITION

Collation: 21.2 x 13.9 cm. Trimmed pages. Pp. [i-x, 1-4] 5-47 [48-52] 53-67 [68-70] 71-81 [82-84] 85-95 [96-98] 99-109 [110-112] 113-127 [128-132] 133-193 [194-198] 199-211 [212-214] 215-225 [226-228] 229-235 [236-238] 239-275 [276-278] [Note: no even page numbers were printed]. [i]: blank. [ii]: ‘ALSO BY JULIAN BARNES | A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters | Staring at the Sun | Flaubert’s Parrot | Before She Met Me | Metroland’. [iii]: ‘Talking It Over’. [iv]: blank. [v]: title page. [vi]: copyright page. [vii]: ‘to Pat’. [viii]: blank. [ix]: ‘He lies like an eye-witness. | RUSSIAN SAYING’. [x]: blank. [1]: ‘Talking It Over’. [2]: blank. [3]-275: text. [276-278]: blank.

General description: Binding 22.2 x 14.8 cm. Blue boards, black quarter binding silver blocked on spine. Silver stamped initials ‘JB’ to lower front cover and embossed Knopf devise to lower back cover. White endpapers. Dust jacket has black upper panel with multi-colored images of British currency, Patsy Cline, and map of Toulouse. Lettering in white (title) and black (author), with author lettering inset in silver rectangle. Lower panel and flaps are white with black lettering, except the titles of previous novels are in red italics. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson. Photograph of the author by Miriam Berkley located on back flap.

Talking It Over (Vintage Books, 1992; Canadian Edition)


Notes on this edition: Talking It Over. Toronto: Vintage Books, 1992. Pp. 275. 21 cm. ISBN: 9780394222981.

Stated as the “First Vintage Books Edition” to the copyright page. This paperback edition of Julian Barnes’s novel Talking It Over is the first Canadian paperback edition. While appearing nearly identical to the first Vintage International edition published in the U.S., the two editions feature different title pages, copyright pages, and there are subtle differences to the dust covers, including price and promotional blurbs.

This example is priced at $17.95. It features blurbs from Canadian publications to the back cover.

The Porcupine (Vintage International, 1993; Canadian Edition)


Notes on this edition: The Porcupine. Toronto: Vintage International, 1993. Pp.138. 21 cm. ISBN: 9780394223308 $12.50

Stated to copyright page: “FIRST VINTAGE INTERNATIONAL EDITION, OCTOBER 1993”. This particular edition was published by Vintage Books, a division of Random House Canada. Blurb to front cover from the The Toronto Star.

Cross Channel | Uncorrected Proof (Random House Canada, 1996)


Notes on this edition: The Random House Canada uncorrected proof of Julian Barnes’s Cross Channel appears nearly identical to the American uncorrected proof issued by Alfred A. Knopf. The text block is, in fact, identical, as the Canadian proof’s title page lists the publisher as “Alfred A. Knopf”. The two proof editions differ in their paper covers, however, with the Canadian proof listing the publisher as “Random House Canada”. Both proofs list the publication date as “25 March 1996”.

Love, etc. | Advanced Uncorrected Manuscript (Random House Canada, 2000)


Notes on this edition: Random House Canada produced this spiral bound copy of Love, etc. The cover is marked as an “Advanced Uncorrected Manuscript” of the novel, and the text is a copy of the author’s manuscript with his hand-marked revisions as submitted to the publisher. This copy is inscribed by Barnes: “Never seen this before! | from | Julian Barnes”