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.

The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford (The Folio Society, 2008; Introduction)


Notes on this edition: Ford, Ford Madox. The Good Soldier. London: The Folio Society, 2008. Pp. xviii, 221. 23 cm. Illustrations by Philip Bannister.

Introduction by Julian Barnes on pages vii-xiv. Hard bound and housed in a slipcase, as issued by The Folio Society.

Letters from London | Uncorrected Proof (Vintage International, 1995)


Notes on this edition: Letters from London. New York: Vintage International, 1995. Uncorrected Proof in light blue wraps with black lettering. (20.3 x 13.1 cm).

Tentative publication date set for July 26, 1995, with a tentative price of $13.00.

The Pedant in the Kitchen (Atlantic Books, 2013)


Notes on this edition: The Pedant in the Kitchen. London: Atlantic Books, 2013. Pp. 160. 19.8 cm. ISBN: 9781782390947. £7.99.

Reissued paperback with new cover art and an introduction by Mark Hix.

Letters from London 1990-1995 (Picador, 1995)


Notes on this edition: First edition – London: Picador, 1995. £6.99.

Descriptive Bibliography:

Title Page: JULIAN BARNES | Letters from London | 1990-1995 | PICADOR

Copyright Page: [Picador device] | First published 1995 by Picador | an imprint of Macmillan General Books | Cavaye Place London SW10 9PG | and Basingstroke | Associated companies throughout the world | ISBN 0 330 34116 2 | Copyright © Julian Barnes 1995 | The right of Julian Barnes to be identified as the | author of this work has been asserted by him in accordance | with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. | The author and publishers gratefully acknowledge the following for permission | to reproduce previously published material: Faber and Faber for part of | ‘Bridge for the Living’ by Philip Larkin, from The Collected Poems of Philip Larkin, | edited by Anthony Thwaite; Weidenfeld and Nicholson for Alan Clark’s Diaries; | and HarperCollins for Margaret Thatcher: The Downing Street Years. | All rights reserved. No reproduction, copy or transmission | of this publication may be made without written permission. | No paragraph of this publication may be reproduced, copied | or transmitted save with written permission or in accordance | with the provisions of the Copyright Act 1956 (as amended). | Any person who does any unauthorized act in relation to | this publication may be liable to criminal prosecution | and civil claims for damages. | 1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2 | A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from | the British Library | Typeset by CentraCet Limited, Cambridge | Printed by Mackays of Chatham plc, Kent | This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, | by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, re-sold, hired out, | or otherwise circulated without the publisher’s prior consent | in any form of binding or cover other than that in which | it is published and without a similar condition including this | condition being imposed on the subsequent purchaser.

Collation: 19.5 x 12.8 cm. Pp. [i-vi] vii-xvi 1-352. [i]: ‘Letters from London | 1990-1995’. [ii]: ‘Other books by Julian Barnes in Picador | 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-xvi: preface. 1-352: text.

General description: Binding 19.5 x 13.1 cm. White card wrappers with French flaps. Lettered in black and red with multiple color images reflecting content of essays (chess piece, stamp, pictures of the Royal Family, etc.). Red endpapers. Cover photographs by Andrew Heaps. Author photograph by Gillian Edelstein [sic; Jillian Edelstein] on back flap.

Something to Declare (Alfred A. Knopf, 2002)


Notes on this edition: First American edition New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. $25.00. Barnes has dedicated the book to his parents using their initials: ‘A. L. B. | 1909-1992 | K. M. B. | 1915-1997’. The back cover of the book features an embossed publisher’s device near the bottom edge, as pictured. 

Descriptive Bibliography:

Title Page: JULIAN BARNES | Something to Declare | Essays on France | [Knopf device] | Alfred A. Knopf  New York  2002

Copyright Page: THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK | PUBLISHED BY ALFRED A. KNOPF | Copyright © 2002 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright | Conventions. Published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, | a division of Random House, Inc., New York. Distributed by | Random House, Inc., New York. | www.aaknopf.com | Originally published in Great Britain by Picador, London. | Knopf, Borzoi Books, and the colophon are registered | trademarks of Random House, Inc. | ISBN: 0-375-41513-0 | LLCN: 2002109567 | Manufactured in the United States of America | First American Edition

Collation: 21.1 x 14.2 cm. Untrimmed pages. Pp. [i-ii, i-xii] xiii-xix [xx; 1-4] 5-13 [14-18] 19-29 [30-34] 35-41 [42-46] 47-55 [56-60] 61-69 [70-74] 75-89 [90-94] 95-99 [100-104] 105-133 [134-138] 139-157 [158-162] 163-177 [178-182] 183-193 [194-198] 199 [200-204] 205-217 [218-222] 223-231 [232-236] 237-247 [248-252] 253-265 [266-270] 271-279 [280-284] 285-295 [296-298] [Note: no even page numbers were printed]. [ii]: blank. [i]: ‘ALSO BY JULIAN BARNES | England, England | Cross Channel | Letters from London | The Porcupine | Talking It Over | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters | Staring at the Sun | Flaubert’s Parrot | Before She Met Me | Metroland | Love, etc.’. [i]: ‘Something to Declare’. [ii]: blank. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘A. L. B. | 1909–1992 | K. M. B. | 1915–1997’. [vi]: blank. [vii-viii]: contents. [ix]: list of illustrations. [x]: blank. [xi]-xix: preface. [xx]: blank. [1]: ‘( 1 ) | An Englishman Abroad’. [2]: ‘[photo] | A typical Ultimate Peasant’. [3-14]: text. [15]: ‘( 2 ) | Spending Their Deaths | on Holiday’. [16]: ‘[photo] | Three beers, one ashtray, three singers: (l. to r.) | Jacques Brel, Léo Ferré, George Brassens’. [17-30]: text. [31]: ‘( 3 ) | The Promises of Their | Ordination’. [32]: ‘[photo] | Jean Seberg kisses Jean-Paul Belmondo | to advertise A bout de souffle’. [33-42]: text. [43]: ‘( 4 ) | The Land Without Brussels Sprouts’. [44]: ‘[recipe for tomato soup] | A simple recipe’. [45]-55: text. [56]: blank. [57]: ‘( 5 ) | Tour de France 1907’. [58]: ‘[photo] | The Pont du Gard: “a little stupid,” | according to Henry James’. [59-70]: text. [71]: ‘( 6 ) | Tour de France 2000’. [72]: ‘[photo] | “To the memory of Tom Simpson, Olympic medallist, | World champion, British sporting ambassador, | died 13th July (Tour de France 1967)”’. [73]-89: text. [90]: blank. [91]: ‘( 7 ) | The Pouncer’. [92]: ‘[photo] | George Simenon with all his needs | (the maid is off camera), 1930s’. [93-100]: text. [101]: ‘( 8 ) | French Letters’. [102]: ‘[photo] | Not an Ultimate Peasant but a | sophisticated poet: Stéphane Mallarmé’. [103]-133: text. [134]: blank. [135]: ‘( 9 ) | Flaubert’s Death-Masks’. [136]: ‘[photo] | Flaubert’s death-mask’. [137]-157: text. [158]: blank. [159]: ‘( 10 ) | Not Drowning But Waving: | The Case of Louise Colet’. [160]: ‘[photo] | Louise Colet in riding costume, | by Courbet’. [161-178]: text. [179]: ‘( 11 ) | Drinking Ink’. [180]: ‘[photo] | Alphonse Karr in his garden at Saint-Raphaël’. [181]-193: text. [194]: blank. [195]: ‘( 12 ) | Two Moles’. [196]: ‘[photo] | Turgenev at forty: the age of renunciation’. [197-200]: text. [201]: ‘( 13 ) | Consolation v. Desolation’. [202]: ‘[photo] | George Sand, by Nadar’. [203-218]: text. [219]: ‘( 14 ) | Tail-Flaying’. [220]: ‘[photo] | A bad sight for Flaubert: Prussians in the | studio of a Rouen photographer, 1871’. [221-232]: text. [233]: ‘( 15 ) | The Cost of Conscientious | Literature’. [234]: ‘[photo] | Caroline Commanville, | Flaubert’s niece’. [235-248]: text. [249]: ‘( 16 ) | Faithful Betrayal’. [250]: ‘[photo] | Isabelle Huppert as Emma Bovary, “a victim who | does not behave as a victim”’. [251]-265: text. [266]: blank. [267]: ‘( 17 ) | Justin: A Small Major | Character’. [268]: ‘[photo] | J.B. at the tomb of G.F., Rouen, 1983’. [269]-279: text. [280]: blank. [281-282]: acknowledgements. [283]-295: index. [296]: blank. [297]: ‘A Note About the Author | Julian Barnes is the author of nine novels, a book of | stories, and a collection of essays. He is a recipient of | the Prix Femina, and in 1988 was made an Officier | de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He lives in London.’. [298]: ‘A Note on the Type | This book was set in Fournier, a typeface name for | Pierre Simon Fournier, a celebrated type designer in | eighteenth-century France. Fournier’s type is consid- | ered transitional in that it drew its inspiration from the | old style yet was ingeniously innovational, providing | for an elegant yet legible appearance. | Composed by Creative Graphics, | Allentown, Pennsylvania | Printed and bound by R. R. Donnelley & Sons, | Harrisonburg, Virginia | Typography and binding design by | Dorothy S. Baker’.

General description: Binding 22 x 14.8 cm. Grey boards, silver blocked on blue board spine. White endpapers. Upper panel dust jacket features a photo of a Triumph Mayflower (courtesy of Julian Barnes), lettered in orange with red border (author) and white in a black rectangle. Lower panel has three vertical bands of color (blue, white, and red) with white, black, and red lettering.  Flaps are white with black lettering. Jacket design by Abby Weintraub. Photograph of the author by Jillian Edelstein on back flap.

Death (Vintage Minis, 2017)


Notes on this edition: Death. London: Vintage, 2017. Pp. 106 [122]. ISBN: 9781784872601.

Published as part of the “Vintage Mini” series, Death excerpts portions of Julian Barnes’s book Nothing to Be Frightened of (Jonathan Cape, 2008.)

Som jeg ser det: essays om billedkunst (Tiderne Skifter, 2011; Danish)


Notes on this edition: Som jeg ser det: essays om billedkunst. Copenhagen: Tiderne Skifter, 2011. Pp. 218. Translated by Claus Bech. ISBN: 9788779733725. (Danish)

Julian Barnes’s Danish publisher encouraged the publication of this collection of essays on art several years prior to the publication of Barnes’s collection Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art (Jonathan Cape, 2015). The Danish publication contains essays on the following artists:

Theodore Géricault
Eugène Delacroix
Gustave Courbet
Édouard Manet
Edgar Degas
Odilon Redon
Félix Vallotton
Pierre Bonnard
Édouard Vuillard
Georges Braque
René Magritte
Claes Oldenburg

The example featured here is signed, but a lengthy, personalized inscription has been removed from the title page.

“A London View” (Granta 65, Spring 1999)


Notes on this edition: “A London View” by Julian Barnes. Granta 65 (Spring 1999): 176-177. Barnes recalls his early memories of the Metropolitan, Bakerloo and District tube lines.

Fein gehackt und grob gewüfelt: der Pedant in der Küche | The Pedant in the Kitchen (Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2004)


Notes on this edition: Fein gehackt und grob gewüfelt: der Pedant in der Küche | The Pedant in the Kitchen. Köln: Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2004. Pp. 158. 20 cm. Translated by Gertraude Krueger with illustrations by Joe Berger. ISBN: 3462034197