The 64-Square Looking Glass (Times Books, 1993)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Playing Chess with Arthur Koestler.” The 64-Square Looking Glass. Edited by Burt Hochberg. New York: Times Books, 1993. Pp. 352 + [2]. 24 x 16.5 cm. ISBN: 0812919297.

Julian Barnes’s essay appears on pp. 150-162.

“The Salinger Affair” (London Review of Books, 1988)


Notes on this item: Julian Barnes. “The Salinger Affair.” London Review of Books, vol. 10, no. 19, 27 October 1988: 3-5.

Julian Barnes reviews In Search of J. D. Salinger by Ian Hamilton. Barnes’s review caused problems in his relationship with Hamilton, but the two later maintained their friendship. This copy is signed by Julian Barnes and was purchased from the Estate of Rolland Comstock.

“The Spying Game” (Sunday Times, 6 July 1997)


Notes on this item: Julian Barnes. “The Spying Game.” The Sunday Times, 6 July 1997: 1-2.

Julian Barnes reviews The File: A Personal History by Timothy Garton Ash. This copy is signed by Julian Barnes and was purchased from the Estate of Rolland Comstock.

“Fair Treatment for the Belgian Sex Maniac” (Literary Review, April 1992)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Fair Treatment for the Belgian Sex Maniac.” Literary Review, April 1992: 4-6.

Julian Barnes writes about Georges Simenon in a review of The Man Who Wasn’t Maigret: A Portrait of Georges Simenon by Patrick Marnham. The essay was later published as “The Pouncer” in Something to Declare.

This copy of the journal is signed by Julian Barnes and was purchased from the Estate of Rolland Comstock.

The Pedant in the Kitchen | Unbound Galley (Atlantic Books, 2003)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. The Pedant in the Kitchen. London: Atlantic Books, 2003. Pp. 136. 29.7 x 21 cm.

Unbound galley proof of Barnes’s collection of essays on cookery. Printed on A4 paper to one side only.

Through the Window | Uncorrected Proof (Vintage Books, 2012)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Through the Window: Seventeen Essays and a Short Story. London: Vintage Books, 2012. Pp. 243 + [3]. 19.8 x 12.8 cm.

Uncorrected Proof of the first U.K. Vintage edition. Inscribed by Julian Barnes to his bibliographer.

“Words for Emile” | Festschrift (Atlas 11, 2011)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Words for Emile.” Atlas 11. Amsterdam/Antwerpen: Uitgeverij Atlas, 2011. Pp. 173 [174] + [2]. 21 x 13.5 cm. Part of a series, this is “Atlas 11.”

Julian Barnes contributed an essay to this festschrift for his Dutch publisher. The essay appears on pp. 10-11.

Soho Square III | “Dirty Story: The Making of Madame Bovary” (Bloomsbury, 1990)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Dirty Story: The Making of Madame Bovary” Soho Square III. Edited by Alberto Manguel. London: Bloomsbury, 1990. Pp. 287 + [1]. ISBN: 0747507163.

Julian Barnes’s contribution appears on pp. 62-65.

Something to Declare (W F Howes, 2002; Large Print)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Something to Declare. Leicester: W F Howes, 2002. Pp. 374 + [2]. 24.1 x 16.2 cm. ISBN: 1841975435.

Large Print edition of Julian Barnes’s collection of essays on France. Essays included:

An Englishman Abroad
Spending Their Deaths on Holiday
The Promises of Their Ordination
The Land Without Brussels Sprouts
Tour de France 1907
Tour de France 2000
The Pouncer
French Letters
Flaubert’s Death-Masks
Not Drowning But Waving: The Case of Louise Colet
Drinking Ink
Two Moles
Consolation v. Desolation
Tail-Flaying
The Cost of Conscientious Literature
Faithful Betrayal
Justin: A Small Major Character

Through the Window: Seventeen Essays (and one short story) (Vintage, 2012)


Notes on this edition: First edition – London: Vintage Books, 2012. £10.99. 

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Title Page: THROUGH THE WINDOW | [decorative rule] | Seventeen Essays | (and one short story) | [wide decorative rule] | Julian Barnes | VINTAGE BOOKS | London

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