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

The Pedant in the Kitchen (Atlantic Books, 2003)


Notes on this edition: First editionLondon: Atlantic Books, 2003. £9.99. Print run: 15,000.

Descriptive Bibliography: 

Title Page: IN THE KITCHEN | JULIAN BARNES | [Atlantic device] | Atlantic Books | London | TheGuardian

Copyright Page: www.julianbarnes.com | First published in Great Britain in 2003 by Atlantic Books, | on behalf of Guardian Newspapers Ltd. | Atlantic Books is an imprint of Grove Atlantic Ltd. | Copyright © Julian Barnes 2003 | The moral right of Julian Barnes to be identified as the author | of this work has been asserted in accordance with the Copyright, | Designs and Patents Act of 1988. | The Guardian is a registered trademark of the Guardian Media Group Plc. | Guardian Books is an imprint of Guardian Newspapers Ltd. | All rights reserved. N part of this publication may be reproduced, | stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any | means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, | without the prior permission of both the copyright owner and the | above publisher of this book. | 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 | A CIP record for this book is available from the British Library | ISBN 1 84354 239 0 | Designed by Richard Marston | Illustrations by Joe Berger | Printed in Great Britain by CPI Glasgow | Grove Atlantic Ltd | Ormond House | 26—27 Boswell Street | London | WC1N 3JZ

Collation: 17.8 x 12.8 cm. Pp. [i-viii] 1-4 [5] 6-9 [10] 11-19 [20] 21-26 [27] 28-36 [37] 38-41 [42] 43-52 [53] 54-57 [58] 59-63 [64] 65-71 [72] 73-82 [83] 84-91 [92] 93-101 [102] 103-106 [107] 108-113 [114] 115-122 [123] 124-127 [128] 129-136. [i]: ‘THE PEDANT IN THE KITCHEN’. [ii]: ‘THE PEDANT’. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘to She For Whom’. [vi-vii]: contents. [viii]: blank. 1-4: text. [5]: illustration. 6-9: text. [10]: illustration. 11-19: text. [20]: illustration. 21-26: text. [27]: illustration. 28-36: text. [37]: illustration. 38-41: text. [42]: illustration. 43-52: text. [53]: illustration. 54-57: text. [58]: illustration. 59-63: text. [64]: illustration. 65-71: text. [72]: illustration. 73-82: text. [83]: illustration. 84-91: text. [92]: illustration. 93-101: text. [102]: illustration. 103-106: text. [107]: illustration. 108-113: text. [114]: illustration. 115-122: text. [123]: illustration. 124-127: text. [128]: illustration. 129-136: text.

General description: Binding 18.5 x 13.7 cm. Black boards, silver blocked on spine. Red endpapers. Deep yellow dust jacket lettered in burgundy and black. Upper panel features a color illustration on of a metal spoon reflecting the image of the pedant who is holding a book in front of his face. Lower panel features a color illustration of a wooden spoon. Jacket design and illustrations by Joe Berger. Author photograph by Jillian Edelstein on back flap.