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: | 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.


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.

Keeping an Eye Open (Jonathan Cape, 2015)

Notes on this edition: Jonathan Cape published Julian Barnes’s collection of art essays Keeping an Eye Open in 2015. On the “Acknowledgements” page, Barnes states (in part), “This book owes its existence to the encouragement of my friend and Danish publisher Claus Clausen. When he first suggested bringing out a collection of my art essays, I thought he was joking; when he repeated the offer, I thought he was still just being polite. He convinced me otherwise, and twelve of these pieces appeared as Som jeg ser dat (Tiderne Skifter, 2011).”

Descriptive Bibliography: First edition – London: Jonathan Cape, 2015. £16.99. Paper cover with French flaps.

Title Page: KEEPING AN EYE OPEN | ESSAYS ON ART | Julian Barnes | [Jonathan Cape device] | JONATHAN CAPE | LONDON

Copyright Page: Published by Jonathan Cape 2015 | 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1 | Copyright © Julian Barnes 2015 | Julian Barnes has asserted his right under the | Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 | to be identified as the author of this work. | This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, | by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, resold, 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 | First published in Great Britain in 2015 by | Jonathan Cape | 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, | London SW1V 2SA | | | A CIP catalogue record for this book is | available from the British Library | ISBN 9780224102018 | The Random House Group Limited supports The Forest | Stewardship Council (FSC®), the leading international forest | certification organisation. Our books carrying the FSC label are printed | on FSC® certified paper. FSC is the only forest certification scheme | endorsed by the leading environmental organisations, including | Greenpeace. Our paper procurement policy can be found at: | | Printed and bound in China by C&C Offset Printing Co., Ltd

Collation: 23.4 x 15.2 cm. Pp. [i-viii] 1-2 [3] 4-24 [25] 26-28 [29] 30 [31] 32-44 [45] 46-50 [51] 52-54 [55] 56 [57] 58-59 [60] 61-62 [63] 64-70 [71] 72-77 [78] 79-83 [84] 85 [86] 87-90 [91] 92-95 [96] 97-100 [101] 102-103 [104] 105-108 [109] 110 [111] 112-116 [117] 118 [119] 120 [121] 122-126 [127] 128-130 [131] 132-133 [134] 135-139 [140] 141-142 [143] 144-149 [150] 151-153 [154] 155-157 [158] 159-161 [162] 163-173 [174] 175-178 [179] 180-181 [182] 183-187 [188] 189-193 [194] 195-204 [205] 206-210 [211] 212 [213] 214-217 [218] 219-220 [221] 222-227 [228-229] 230 [231] 232 [233] 234-237 [238] 239-245 [246] 247 [248] 249-256 [257] 258-262 [263] 264 [265] 266-268 [269] 270-276 [277-280]. [i]: ‘KEEPING AN EYE OPEN’. [ii]: ‘By the same author | 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 | TRANSLATION | In The Land Of Pain | by Alphonse Daudet’. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v-vi]: [Table of Contents]. [vii] ‘FOR PAT’. [vi]. [viii]: blank. 1-2: text. [3]: [image with caption: ‘Quimperlé (Finistère): Le Pont fleuri’]. 4-24: text. [25]: [image with caption: ‘Scene of Cannibalism on the Raft of the Medusa by Géricault’]. 26-28: text. [29]: [image with caption: ‘The Raft of the Medusa by Géricult | Detail showing men waving at the ship’]. 30: text. [31]: [image with caption: ‘The Raft of the Medusa by Géricault | Detail of the man with the grey beard’]. 32-44: text. [45]: [image with caption: ‘The Raft of the Medusa by Géricault | Detail showing prone figure modelled by Delacroix’’]. 46-50: text. [51]: [image with caption: ‘Homage to Delacroix by Fantin-Latour | Detail showing, from left, Whistler, the novelist Champfleury, Manet’]. 52-54: text. [55]: [image with caption: ‘An unmade Bed by Delacroix’]. 56: text. [57]: [image with caption: ‘The Mediterranean by Courbet’]. 58-59: text. [60]: [image with caption: ‘The Meeting (detail) by Courbet’]. 61-62: text. [63]: [image with caption: ‘The Artist’s Studio (detail) by Courbet’]. 64-70: text. [71]: [image with caption: ‘A Studio at Les Batignolles by Fantin-Latour | Detail showing Manet (at easel), Renoir (in the picture frame), and Monet (far right)’]. 72-77: text. [78]: [image with caption: ‘The Bouquet of Lilacs by Manet’]. 79-8: text.3 [84]: [image with caption: ‘The Execution of Maximilian (detail) by Manet’]. 85: text. [86]: [image with caption: ‘The Execution of Maximilian by Manet | Detail of the NCO cocking his rifle from the painting in London (left) | and the version in Mannheim (right)’]. 87-90: text. [91]: [image with caption: ‘A Corner of the Table by Fantin-Latour | Detail showing (from left) Verlaine, Rimbaud and Léon Valade’]. 92-95: text. [96]: [image with caption: ‘Homage to Delacroix by Fantin-Latour | Detail showing Fantin-Latour’]. 97-100: text. [101]: [image with caption: ‘The Dubourg Family by Fantin-Latour’]. 102-103: text. [104]: [image with caption: ‘Homage to Cézanne by Denis | Detail showing (from left) the painters Redon and Vuillard, | and the art critic André Mellario’]. 105-108: text. [109]: [image with caption: ‘The Card Players by Cézanne’]. 110: text. [111]: [image with caption: ‘Madame Cézanne in a Red Armchair by Cézanne’]. 112-116: text. [117]: [image with caption: ‘Apotheosis of Degas by Edgar Degas and Walter Barnes’]. 118: text. [119]: [image with caption: ‘Combing the Hair by Degas’]. 120: text. [121]: [image with caption: ‘The Dance Lesson (detail) by Degas’]. 122-126: text. [127]: [image with caption: ‘Madame Camille Redon Reading by Redon’]. 128-130: text. [131]: [image with caption: ‘Chimera (Fantastic Monster) by Redon’]. 132-133: text. [134]: [image with caption: ‘The Cyclops by Redon’]. 135-139: text. [140]: [image with caption: ‘The Anabaptists: Pierre Bonnard by Vuillard’]. 141-142: text. [143]: [image with caption: ‘Nude in the Bath by Bonnard’]. 144-149: text. [150]: [image with caption: ‘A Corner of the Table by Bonnard’]. 151-153: text. [154]: [image with caption: ‘Woman Sweeping by Vuillard’]. 155-157: text. [158]: [image with caption: ‘The Nape of Misia’s Neck by Vuillard’]. 159-161: text. [162]: [image with caption: ‘The Chat by Vuillard’]. 163-173: text. [174]: [image with caption: ‘The Lie by Vallotton’]. 175-178: text. [179]: [image with caption: ‘The Five Painters by Vallotton | Detail showing Vallotton (standing), Bonnard (left) and Vuillard’]. 180-181: text. [182]: [image with caption: ‘Money by Vallotton’]. 183-187: text. [188]: [image with caption: ‘The Pond (Honfleur) by Vallotton’]. 189-193: text. [194]: [image with caption: ‘Les usines de Rio Tinto à l’Etaque by Braque’]. 195-204: text. [205]: [image with caption: ‘George Braque, artist, and his wife Augustine, Paris, 27th January, 1959 | by Richard Avedon’]. 206-210: text. [211]: [image with caption: ‘Les Affinités Electives by Magritte’]. 212: text. [213]: [image with caption: ‘La Clairvoyance by Magritte’]. 214-217: text. [218]: [image with caption: ‘Proposed Colossal Monument for Central Park North, N.Y.C. – Teddy Bear | by Oldenburg’]. 219-220: text. [221]: [image with caption: ‘Giant Soft Fan by Oldenburg’]. 222-227: text. [228]: [image with caption: ‘Dead Dad by Mueck’]. [229]: [image with caption: ‘Vénus ataxique by Richer’].230: text. [231]: [image with caption: ‘The Head of an Englishman’]. 232: text. [233]: [image with caption: ‘The Hand of a Giant from Barnum’s Circus’]. 234-237: text. [238]: [image with caption: ‘Artist in his Studio by Rembrandt’]. 239-245: text. [246]: [image with caption: ‘Hotel Bedroom by Freud | Detail showing Caroline Blackwood’]. 247: text. [248]: [image with caption: ‘The Painter Surprised by a Naked Admirer (detail) by Freud’]. 249-256: text. [257]: [image with caption: ‘Two Japanese Wrestlers by a Sink by Freud’]. 258-262: text. [263]: [image with caption: ‘Alpine Snow by Hodgkin’]. 264: text. [265]: [image with caption: ‘After Degas by Hodgkin’]. 266-268: text. [269]: [image with caption: ‘Lovers by Hodgkin’]. 270-276: text. [277-280]: [blank].

General description: Paper covers designed by Suzanne Dean using various artworks. Cover: Alpine Snow by Howard Hodgkin; Front Flap: The Dance Lesson by Edgar Degas; Spine: The Artist’s Studio by Gustave Courbet; Back Cover: The Lie by Félix Vallotton; Back Flap: The Execution of Maximilian by Édouard Manet. Inside of the front and back of the paper cover features an image of paint brushes, as shown. Back flap of dust jacket features an author photograph by Alan Edwards.

Nothing to be Frightened of (Vintage Books, 2009)

Notes on this edition: Nothing to be Frightened of. London: Vintage Books, 2009. ISBN: 9780099523741.

First Vintage paperback edition for the U.K. market. Cover design by Suzanne Dean. This copy features to its front cover a round promotional sticker with a blurb from the Daily Telegraph.

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.

A Life with Books (Jonathan Cape, 2012)

Notes on this edition: A Life with Books. London: Jonathan Cape, 2012. Pp. 27. 15 cm x 11 cm. £1.99. ISBN: 9780224097260

Published by Jonathan Cape to celebrate Independent Booksellers Week ( 30 June-7 July 2012). It was sold exclusively in independent bookshops. Proceeds from the sale of this pamphlet were donated to Freedom from Torture: The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture.

Bound in cream paper wraps with red and black lettering. The author and title of the book are embossed, as pictured. The exact number of copies published is estimated by the author to be around 17,000.

The essay was also published in The Guardian.