Treasure Palaces: Great Writers Visit Great Museums (Economist Books, 2016)


Notes on this edition: Barnes, Julian. “Where Sibelius Fell Silent.” Treasure Palaces: Great Writers Visit Great Museums. Edited by Maggie Fergusson. London: Economist Books, 2016. Pp. 145-151. ISBN: 9781781256909.

Julian Barnes’s essay on visiting Sibelius’s home was originally published in More Intelligent Life (January/February 2012). The essay now resides on the 1843 Magazine website, which is published by The Economist. The book featured contains Barnes’s essay along with essays by Roddy Doyle, Margaret Drabble, Don Paterson, Ali Smith, Ann Patchett, Alan Hollinghurst, Andrew Motion, William Boyd, and numerous others.

The Noise of Time (Random House Canada, 2016)


Notes on this edition: First edition – Toronto: Random House Canada, 2016. $29.99. Visually, this edition resembles the first U.S. edition published by Alfred A. Knopf. 

Descriptive Bibliography:

Title Page: THE NOISE OF TIME | Julian Barnes | [Random House Canada device] | RANDOM HOUSE CANADA

Copyright Page: PUBLISHED BY RANDOM HOUSE CANADA | Copyright © 2016 Julian Barnes | All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. | No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical | means, including information storage and retrieval systems, without permission in writ- | ing from the publisher, except by a reviewer, who may quote brief passages in a review. | Published in 2016 by Random House Canada, a division of Penguin Random House | Canada Limited, and simultaneously in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, a division | of Penguin Random House LLC, New York. Distributed in Canada by Penguin Random | House Canada Limited, Toronto. | www.penguinrandomhouse.ca | Random House Canada and colophon are registered trademarks. | Grateful acknowledgment is made to Marion Boyars Publishers for permission | to reprint an excerpt of “A Career” from Early Poems by Yevgeny Yevtushenko, | translated by George Reavey. Reprinted by permission of Marion Boyars Publishers. | Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication | Barnes, Julian, author | The noise of time / Julian Barnes. | Issued in print and electronic formats. | ISBN 978-0-345-81657-3 | eBook ISBN 978-0-345-81659-7 | I. Shostakovich, Dmitriˇi Dmitrievich, 19061975—Fiction. | I. Title. | PR6052.A6657N65 2016     823’.914     C2015-908533-0 | Jacket image: Dmitri Shostakovich by Iosiph Alexandrovich Serebryany. | State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow. © culture-images / Lebrecht | Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson | Printed and bound in the United States of America | 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 | [Random House Canada device]

Collation: 18.9 x 13.0 cm. Pp. [-ii-ix] x-xi [xii] [1-3] 4-60 [61-63] 64-120 [121-123] 124-197 [198-199] 200-201 [202-210]. [-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 | NON-FICTION | Letters from London 1990–1995 | Something to Declare | The Pedant in the Kitchen | Nothing to Be Frightened Of | Levels of Life | Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art | TRANSLATION | In the Land of Pain by Alphonse Daudet’.[i]: ‘THE NOISE OF TIME’. [ii]: blank. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘for Pat’. [vi]: blank. [vii]: ‘One to hear | One to remember | And one to drink. | traditional’. [viii]: blank. [ix]-xi: text. [xii]: blank. [1]: ‘[ ONE ] | On the Landing. [2]: blank. [3]-60: text. [61]: ‘[ TWO ] | On the Plane’. [62]: blank. [63]-120: text. [121]: ‘[ THREE ] | In the Car’. [122]: blank. [123]-197: text. [198]: blank. [199]-201: [‘Author’s note’]. [202]: blank. [203]: [‘A NOTE ABOUT THE AUTHOR’]. [204]: blank. [205]: [‘A NOTE ON THE TYPE’]. [206-210]: blank.

General description: Binding 19.7 x 14.0 cm. Light grey, smooth paper boards with light green quarter-paper at spine stamped in gold. White endpapers. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson. Back flap of dust jacket features an author photograph by Alan Edwards.

The Noise of Time | Jacket Printing Error (Jonathan Cape, 2016)


Notes on this edition: A small number of copies of the first U.K. edition of Julian Barnes’s The Noise of Time were distributed with a printing error on the dust jacket. The red lettering is missing for the author’s name on the front and spine and the blurbs to the back of the jacket. The letters impressed upon the jacket, which created an embossed effect (as shown in the photos), but the ink failed to apply.

In addition to the copy featured here, the author was made aware of two additional copies with this error. The exact number of copies with this printing error is unknown.

The Noise of Time (Jonathan Cape, 2016)


Notes on this edition: The first English language edition of Julian Barnes’s The Noise of Time was preceded in publication by the Dutch and Georgian translations. A very small quantity of dust jackets for the first edition were published with a printing error in which the red lettering was not applied (see example).

Descriptive Bibliography: First edition – London: Jonathan Cape, 2016. £14.99. ISBN: 9781910702604

Title Page: JULIAN BARNES | THE NOISE | OF TIME | [Jonathan Cape device] | JONATHAN CAPE | LONDON

Copyright Page: 1 3 5 7 9 20 8 6 4 2 | Jonathan Cape, an imprint of Vintage Publishing, | 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, | London SW1V 2SA | Jonathan Cape is part of the Penguin Random House | group of companies whose addresses can be found at | global.penguinrandomhouse.com. | [Penguin Random House UK device] | Copyright © Julian Barnes 2016 | Julian Barnes has asserted his right to be identified as the | author of this Work in accordance with the Copyright, | Designs and Patents Act 1988. | First published by Jonathan Cape in 2016 | www.vintage-books.co.uk | A CIP catalogue record for this book | is available from the British Library | ISBN: 9781910702604 | Typeset by Palimpsest Book Production Ltd, Falkirk, Stirlingshire | Printed and bound by Clays Ltd, St Ives plc | Penguin Random House is committed to a sustainable | future for our business, our readers and our planet. This book is | made from Forest Stewardship Council® certified paper. | [FSC® logo]

Collation: 19.7 x 12.8 cm. Pp. [i-viii] 1-3 [4-6] 7-58 [59-60] 61-111 [112-114] 115-179 [180-182] 183 [184]. [i]: ‘THE NOISE OF TIME’. [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 | NON-FICTION | Letters from London 1990–1995 | Something to Declare | The Pedant in the Kitchen | Nothing to Be Frightened Of | Through the Window | Levels of Life | Keeping an Eye Open | TRANSLATION | In the Land of Pain | by Alphonse Daudet’. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘for Pat’. [vi]: blank. [vii]: ‘One to hear | One to remember | And one to drink. | traditional’. [viii]: blank. 1-3: text. [4]: blank. [5]: ‘1: On the Landing’. [6]: blank. 7-58: text. [59]: ‘2: On the Plane’. [60]: blank. 61-111: text. [112]: blank. [113]: ‘3: In the Car’. [114]: blank. 115-[180]: text. [181-182]: blank. 183-[184]: [‘Author’s note’].

General description: Binding 20.5 x 13.5 cm. Black cloth boards stamped in red lettering to spine. Black endpapers. Cover design by Suzanne Dean with an illustration by Vladimir Zimokov. Back flap of dust jacket features an author photograph by Alan Edwards.

Keeping an Eye Open (Random House Canada, 2015)


Notes on this edition: Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art. Toronto: Random House Canada, 2015. Pp. 278. ISBN: 9780345815170

The first Canadian edition of Julian Barnes’s Keeping an Eye Open appears nearly identical to the first American edition, except changes to the publisher information on the title page, copyright page, and jacket that identify this edition as a Random House Canada publication.

Pages are cream, not white, as evidenced by the contrast between page color and the publisher’s device on the title page.

Flauberts Papagei | Flaubert’s Parrot (Haffmans Verlag, 1987; German)


Notes on this edition: Flauberts PapageiFlaubert’s Parrot. Zürich: Haffmans Verlag, 1987. Pp. 277 [1]. Translated by Michael Walter. (German).

Cover illustration by Volker Kriegel.

Arthur & George | Book Club Edition (Alfred A. Knopf, 2006)


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

The hardback book club edition of Julian Barnes’s Arthur & George looks very similar to the First American Edition, but the book club edition is considerably smaller, has no price indicated on the inside front flap, has a smooth/cut fore edge, and features a book club number on the back cover near the altered, white ISBN box (comparison images included). Other small differences are not noted here.

Arthur & George (Alfred A. Knopf, 2006)


Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. Pp. 385. 25 cm. ISBN: 030726310x. $24.95.

First American edition of Julian Barnes’s novel Arthur & George. Jacket design by Peter Mendelsund and Carol Devine Carson. The fore edge of the text block is rough cut with a “deckle edge”.

This copy signed on Feburary 11, 2006, during his U.S. promotional tour.

Arthur & George (Odeon, 2007; Czech)


Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. Prague: Odeon, 2007. Pp. 473. 21 cm. Translated by Zora Wolfová. ISBN: 9788020712431. (Czech).

Arthur & George (Random House Canada, 2005)


Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. Toronto: Random House Canada, 2005. Pp. 360. 25 cm. ISBN: 0679314172

First Canadian hardback edition with “deckled” fore edge.