A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Alfred A. Knopf, 1989; Canadian Edition)


Notes on this edition: First Canadian edition – Toronto: Random House of Canada, 1989. $21.95.


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Title Page: A HISTORY | OF THE WORLD | IN 10½ CHAPTERS | JULIAN BARNES | [Knopf device] | ALFRED A. KNOPF  New York · Toronto  1989

Copyright Page: Copyright © 1989 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved under International and | Pan-American Copyright Conventions. | Published in Canada by Random House of Canada | Limited, Toronto, and simultaneously in the | United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York. | Originally published in Great Britain | by Jonathan Cape, Ltd., London. | Canadian Cataloguing in Publication Data | Barnes, Julian | A history of the world in 10½ chapters | ISBN 0-394-22121-4 | I. Title. | PR6052.A6657H58  1989  823’.914  C89-094445-8 | A portion of this book was originally published in The New Yorker. | Manufactured in the United States of America | Facing page 124: Géricault, The Raft of the Medusa, 1819. | Louvre Museum, Paris  © Réunion des Musées Nationaux.

Collation: 21.2 x 14.4 cm. Untrimmed pages. Pp. [i-xii, 1-2] 3-30 [31-32] 33-58 [59-60] 61-80 [81-82] 83-111 [112-114] 115-139 [140-142] 143-168 [169-170] 171-188 [189-190] 191-220 [221-222] 223-244 [245-246] 247-278 [279-280] 281-307 [308]. [i-iii]: blank. [iv]: ‘ALSO BY JULIAN BARNES | Metroland | Before She Met Me | Flaubert’s Parrot | Staring at the Sun’. [v]: ‘A HISTORY | OF THE WORLD | IN 10½ CHAPTERS’. [vi]: blank. [vii]: title page. [viii]: copyright page. [ix]: ‘to Pat Kavanagh’. [x]: blank. [xi]: contents. [xii]: blank. [1]: ‘I | THE STOWAWAY’. [2]: blank. 3-30: text. [31]: ‘2 | THE VISITORS’. [32]: blank. 33-58: text. [59]: ‘3 | THE WARS OF | RELIGION’. [60]: blank. 61-80: text. [81]: ‘4 | THE SURVIVOR’. [82]: blank. 83-111: text. [112]: blank. [113]: ‘5 | SHIPWRECK’. [114]: blank. 115-139: text. [140]: blank. [141]: ‘6 | THE MOUNTAIN’. [142]: blank. 143-168: text. [169]: ‘7 | THREE SIMPLE | STORIES’. [170]: blank. 171-188: text. [189]: ‘8 | UPSTREAM!’. [190]: blank. 191-220: text. [221]: ‘PARENTHESIS’. [222]: blank. 223-244: text. [245]: ‘9 | PROJECT ARARAT’. [246]: blank. 247-278: text. [279]: ’10 | THE DREAM’. [280]: blank. 281-307: text. [308]: author’s note.

General description: Binding 22 x 15.2 cm. Dark green boards, green quarter binding silver blocked on spine. White endpapers. Géricault image tipped in between pages 124-25. White dust jacket lettered in black (title) and maroon (author) blue (author and quotes on lower panel). Color illustration on upper panel by Tom Sciacca. Photograph of the author by Miriam Berkley located on back flap. Differs from the American edition dust jacket in subtle ways — contains ‘Knopf’ and the Knopf device on spine, but includes ‘Toronto’ on the back flap.  

A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Alfred A. Knopf, 1989)


Notes on this edition: First American edition – New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. $18.95.


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Title Page: A HISTORY | OF THE WORLD | IN 10½ CHAPTERS | JULIAN BARNES | [Knopf device] | ALFRED A. KNOPF  New York  1989

Copyright Page: THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK | PUBLISHED BY ALFRED A. KNOPF, INC. | Copyright © 1989 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright | Conventions. Published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, | Inc., New York. Distributed by Random House, Inc., New York. | Originally published in Great Britain | by Jonathan Cape, Ltd., London. | A portion of this book was originally published in The New Yorker. | Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data | Barnes, Julian. | A history of the world in 10½ chapters / Julian Barnes. – 1st ed. | p. cm.  I ISBN 0-394-58061-3 | I. Title. | PR6052.A6657H5  1989 | 823’.914—dc20  89-45266  CIP | Manufactured in the United States of America | FIRST AMERICAN EDITION | Facing page 124: Géricault, The Raft of the Medusa, 1819. | Louvre Museum, Paris | © Réunion des Musées Nationaux.

Collation: 21.2 x 14.4 cm. Untrimmed pages. Pp. [i-xii, 1-2] 3-30 [31-32] 33-58 [59-60] 61-80 [81-82] 83-111 [112-114] 115-139 [140-142] 143-168 [169-170] 171-188 [189-190] 191-220 [221-222] 223-244 [245-246] 247-278 [279-280] 281-307 [308]. [i-iii]: blank. [iv]: ‘ALSO BY JULIAN BARNES | Metroland | Before She Met Me | Flaubert’s Parrot | Staring at the Sun’. [v]: ‘A HISTORY | OF THE WORLD | IN 10½ CHAPTERS’. [vi]: blank. [vii]: title page. [viii]: copyright page. [ix]: ‘to Pat Kavanagh’. [x]: blank. [xi]: contents. [xii]: blank. [1]: ‘I | THE STOWAWAY’. [2]: blank. 3-30: text. [31]: ‘2 | THE VISITORS’. [32]: blank. 33-58: text. [59]: ‘3 | THE WARS OF | RELIGION’. [60]: blank. 61-80: text. [81]: ‘4 | THE SURVIVOR’. [82]: blank. 83-111: text. [112]: blank. [113]: ‘5 | SHIPWRECK’. [114]: blank. 115-139: text. [140]: blank. [141]: ‘6 | THE MOUNTAIN’. [142]: blank. 143-168: text. [169]: ‘7 | THREE SIMPLE | STORIES’. [170]: blank. 171-188: text. [189]: ‘8 | UPSTREAM!’. [190]: blank. 191-220: text. [221]: ‘PARENTHESIS’. [222]: blank. 223-244: text. [245]: ‘9 | PROJECT ARARAT’. [246]: blank. 247-278: text. [279]: ’10 | THE DREAM’. [280]: blank. 281-307: text. [308]: author’s note.

General description: Binding 22 x 15.2 cm. Dark green boards, green quarter binding silver blocked on spine. Embossed author initials ‘JB’ to front board. White endpapers. Géricault image tipped in between pages 124-25. White dust jacket lettered in black (title) and maroon (author) blue (author and quotes on lower panel). Color illustration on upper panel by Tom Sciacca. Photograph of the author by Miriam Berkley located on back flap.

Staring at the Sun (Alfred A. Knopf, 1986)


Notes on this edition: First American edition – New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. $15.95.


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Title Page: JULIAN BARNES | [multiple lines of alternating thickness arranged to suggest the image of a sunset] | STARING | AT THE SUN | [ruled lines of alternating thickness] | ALFRED A. KNOPF  NEW YORK | 1  9  [Knopf device]  8  7

Copyright Page: THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK | PUBLISHED BY ALFRED A. KNOPF, INC. | Copyright © 1986 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright | Conventions. Published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., | New York. Distributed by Random House, Inc., New York. | Originally published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape, Limited, London. | Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data | Barnes, Julian. | Staring at the sun. | I. Title. | PR6052.A6657S7  1986  823’.914  86-40443 | ISBN 0-394-55821-9 | Manufactured in the United States of America | FIRST AMERICAN EDITION

Collation: 21.2 x 14.4 cm. Untrimmed pages. Pp. [i-viii, 1-8] 9-65 [66-70] 71-137 [138-142] 143-197 [198-200] [Note: no even page numbers were printed]. [i]: blank. [ii]: ‘ALSO BY JULIAN BARNES | Metroland | Before She Met Me | Flaubert’s Parrot’. [iii]: ‘STARING AT THE SUN’. [iv]: blank. [v]: title page. [vi]: copyright page. [vii]: ‘to Pat’. [viii]: blank. [1]: ‘STARING AT THE SUN’. [2]: blank. [3-4]: text. [5]: ‘[multiple lines of alternating thickness arranged to suggest the image of a sunset] | ONE | You ask me what life is? It is like asking what a carrot | is. A carrot is a carrot, and nothing more is known. | –CHEKHOV TO OLGA KNIPPER, 20 April 1904 | [ruled lines of alternating thickness]’. [6]: blank. [7]-[66]: text. [67]: ‘[multiple lines of alternating thickness arranged to suggest the image of a sunset] | TWO | Three wise men—are you serious? | –GRAFFITO, c. 1984 | [ruled lines of alternating thickness]’. [68]: blank. [69]-137: text. [138]: blank. [139]: ‘[multiple lines of alternating thickness arranged to suggest the image of a sunset] | THREE | immortality is no learned question. | –KIERKEGAARD | [ruled lines of alternating thickness]’. [140]: blank. [141]-197: text. [198]: blank. [199]: ‘A NOTE ON THE TYPE | The text of this book was set in a digitized version of Bembo, a | well-known Monotype face. Named for Pietro Bembo, the cele- | brated Renaissance writer and humanist scholar who was made a | cardinal and served as secretary to Pope Leo X, the original cut- | ting of Bembo was made by Francesco Griffo of Bologna only a | few years after Columbus discovered America. | Sturdy, well balanced, and finely proportioned, Bembo is a | face of rare beauty, extremely legible in all of its sizes. | Composed by Creative Graphics, Inc. | Printed and bound by Fairfield Graphics, | Fairfield, Pennsylvania. | Book design by Marysarah Quinn’. [200]: blank.

General description: Binding 22 x 15 cm. White boards, light purple quarter binding with gold blocked letters on spine. White endpapers. White dust jacket lettered in light purple (title), blue (author), and black (quotes on lower panel). Multi-colored cover illustration by Havier Romero. Photograph of the author by Nancy Crampton located on back flap.

Levels of Life (Alfred A. Knopf, 2013)


Notes on this edition: First edition – New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. $22.95. 


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Title Page: LEVELS OF LIFE | Julian Barnes | [Knopf device] | ALFRED A. KNOPF | NEW YORK  2013

Copyright Page: THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK | PUBLISHED BY ALFRED A. KNOPF | Copyright © 2013 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved. Published in the United States by Alfred A. | Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc., New York. | Originally published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape, | an imprint of The Random House Group Limited, London. | www.aaknopf.com | Knopf, Borzoi Books, and the colophon are registered | trademarks of Random House, Inc. | Grateful acknowledgment is made to Christopher Reid for | permission to reprint an excerpt from “Exasperated Pity” by | Christopher Reid. Reprinted by permission of the poet. | The author is grateful to Richard Holmes’s The Age of Wonder | for its account of eighteenth-century ballooning. | Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data | Barnes, Julian. | Levels of life / by Julian Barnes.—First United Stated edition. | p.  cm. | | ISBN 978-0-385-35077-8 (hardcover) | I. Title. | PR6052.A6657L48 2013 | 823’.914—dc23 | [B]     2013004601 | Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson | Manufactured in the United States of America | First United States Edition

Collation: 19.0 x 13.2 cm. Pp. [i-x, 1-3] 4-30 [31-33] 34-69 [70-73] 74-128 [129-134]. [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 | NONFICTION | Letters From London, 1990–1995 | Something to Declare | The Pedant in the Kitchen | Nothing to Be Frightened Of | TRANSLATION | In The Land of Pain by Alphonse Daudet’. [iii]: ‘LEVELS OF LIFE’. [iv]: blank. [v]: title page. [vi]: copyright page. [vii]: ‘FOR PAT’. [viii]: blank. [ix]: ‘CONTENTS | THE SIN OF HEIGHT | 1  | ON THE LEVEL | 31 | THE LOSS OF DEPTH | 71’. [x]: blank. [1]: ‘THE SIN OF HEIGHT’. [2]: blank. [3]-30: text. [31]: ‘ON THE LEVEL’. [32]: blank. [33]-69: text. [70]: blank. [71]: ‘THE LOSS OF DEPTH’. [72]: blank. [73]-128: text. [129-130]: blank. [131]: ‘A NOTE ABOUT THE AUTHOR | Julian Barnes is the author of eleven novels, three | books of short stories, and three collections of | journalism. In addition to the Man Booker Prize, his | other honors include the Somerset Maugham Award, | the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, and the | E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy | of Arts and Letters. He lives in London.’. [132]: blank. [133]: ‘A NOTE ON THE TYPE | This book was set in a version of the well-known | Monotype face Bembo. This letter was cut for | the celebrated Venetian printer Aldus Manutius | by Francesco Griffo, and first used in Pietro | Cardinal Bembo’s De Aetna of 1495. | Typeset by Scribe, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Printed and bound by RR Donnelley, | Harrisonburg, Virginia’. [134]: blank.  

General description: Binding 19.7 x 14.0 cm. Grey paper boards with black quarter-cloth spine stamped in silver lettering. White endpapers. Back flap of dust jacket features a photograph of Julian Barnes and Pat Kavanagh by Jillian Edelstein. Bottom of back flap dates the dust jacket as ‘9/2013’.

Letters from London (Vintage Canada, 1995)


Notes on this edition: First Canadian edition – Toronto: Vintage Canada, 1995. $16.95.

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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.

England, England (Alfred A. Knopf, 1999)


Notes on this edition: First American edition – New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. $23.00.

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Title Page: ENGLAND, ENGLAND | Julian Barnes | [Knopf device] | Alfred A. Knopf  New York  1999

Copyright Page: THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK | PUBLISHED BY ALFRED A. KNOPF, INC. | Copyright © 1998 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved under International and Pan-American | Copyright Conventions. Published in the United States | by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York. | Distributed by Random House, Inc., New York. | www.randomhouse.com | Originally published in Great Britain by | Jonathan Cape, London, in 1998. | Knopf, Borzoi Books, and the colophon are registered | trademarks of Random House, Inc. | Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data | Barnes, Julian. | England, England / Julian Barnes.—1st American ed. | p.  cm. | ISBN 0-375-40582-8 (alk. paper) | I. Title. | PR6052.A6657E54  1999 | 823’.914—dc21  98-46170 | CIP | Manufactured in the United States of America | First American Edition

Collation: 21.1 x 14.2 cm. Untrimmed pages. Pp. [i-viii, 1-2] 3-25 [26-28] 29-245 [246-248] 249-275 [276-280] [Note: no even page numbers were printed]. [i]: blank. [ii]: ‘ALSO 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 | Letters from London | Cross Channel’. [iii]: ‘ENGLAND, | ENGLAND’. [iv]: blank. [v]: title page. [vi]: copyright page. [vii]: ‘To Pat’. [viii]: blank. [1]: ‘1 : ENGLAND’. [2]: blank. 3-[26]: text. [27]: ‘2 : ENGLAND, | ENGLAND’. [28]-245: text. [246]: blank. [247]: ‘3 : ANGLIA’. [248]: blank. 249-275: text. [276]: blank. [277]: ‘A NOTE ON THE TYPE | THIS BOOK was set in Granjon, a type named in compliment | to Robert Granjon, a type cutter and printer active in Antwerp, | Lyons, Rome, and Paris from 1523 to 1590. Granjon, the boldest | and most original designer of his time, was one of the first to prac- | tice the trade of typefounder apart from that of printer. Linotype | Granjon was designed by George W. Jones, who based his draw- | ings on a face used by Claude Garamond (ca. 1480–1561) in his | beautiful French books. Granjon more closely resembles Gara- | mond’s own type than do any of the various modern faces that | bear his name. | Composed by Stratford Publishing Services, | Brattleboro, Vermont | Printed and bound by R. R. Donnelley & Sons, | Harrisonburg, Virginia’. [278-280]: blank.

General description: Binding 22 x 14.7 cm. Cream boards, gold blocked on brown board spine. White endpapers. Dust jacket in cream and brown with white flaps. Lettering is white on upper and lower panels and black on flaps.  Jacket illustration by Bill Gregory with design by Carol Devine Carson. Photograph of the author by Jillian Edelstein located on back flap.

The Porcupine (Picador, 1993)


Notes on this edition: The Porcupine. London: Picador, 1993. Pp. 138. ISBN: 033032828x. £4.99.

First U.K. paperback edition with illustration to cover by Tim Jonke.

In the Land of Pain (Alfred A. Knopf, 2002)


Notes on this edition: First American edition – New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. $18.00. Julian Barnes’s English translation of La Doulou by Alphonse Daudet. Also includes an afterwords by Barnes titled ‘A Note on Syphilis’, pp. 82-87. 

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Title Page: In the Land of Pain | ALPHONSE DAUDET | edited and translated by | Julian Barnes | [Knopf device] | Alfred A. Knopf  New York  2002

Copyright Page: THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK | Translation, introduction, and notes 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 | This translation originally published in Great Britain by | Jonathan Cape, London, in 2002. This work is based | on the unpublished notes of Alphonse Daudet. | Knopf, Borzoi Books, and the colophon are registered | trademarks of Random House, Inc. | ISBN 0-375-41485-1 | LCCN 2002114929 | Manufactured in the United States of America | First American Edition

Collation: 18.3 x 12.9 cm. Pp. [i-ii, i-iv] v-xv [xvi] [1-2] 3-49 [50-52] 53-87 [88-94]. [i-ii]: blank. [i]: ‘In the Land of Pain’. [ii]: ‘[photo] | Daudet and his wife Julia at Champrosay, c. 1892.’. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v-xv]: introduction. [xvi]: blank. [1]: ‘I’. [2]: blank. 3-49: text. [50]: blank. [51]: ‘II’. [52]: blank. 53-87: text. [88]: blank. [89]: ‘Alphonse Daudet was born in Nîmes, France, in 1840. Novelist, play- | wright and journalist, his success came through his novels and stories. | He contracted syphilis at the age of seventeen and died at the age of | fifty-seven. | Julian Barnes is the author of nine novels, a book of stories, and a collection of essays. He is the recipient of the Prix Femina and in 1988 was made an Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He lives in London.’. [90]: blank. [91]: ‘A NOTE ON THE TYPE | The text of this book was set in Centaur, the only typeface designed | by Bruce Rogers (1870-1957), the well-known American book designer. | A celebrated penman, Rogers based his design on the roman face cut | by Nicolas Jenson in 1470 for his Eusebius. Jenson’s roman surpassed | all of its forerunners and even today, in modern recuttings, remains one | of the most popular and attractive of all typefaces. The italic used to | accompany Centaur is Arrighi, designed by another American, Frederic | Warde, and based on the chancery face used by Lodovico degli Arrighi | in 1524. | Composed by North Market Street Graphics, | Lancaster, Pennsylvania | Printed and bound by R.R. Donnelley & Sons | Harrisonburg, Virginia’. [92-94]: blank.

General description: Binding 19.2 x 13.5 cm. Brown boards, silver blocked on grey board spine. White endpapers. Colored dust jacket lettered in white features an image of a wasp on a medicinal bottle on the upper panel. Lower panel is brown with a dark brown leaf pattern. Jacket art montage by Suzanne Dean. Jacket design by Abby Weintraub. Afterwords titled ‘A Note on Syphilis’ by Julian Barnes, pp. 82-87.

Talking It Over (Alfred A. Knopf, 1991; Canadian Edition)


Notes on this edition: First Canadian edition – Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. $24.00. The Canadian edition features a cut fore edge, while the nearly identical first American edition has an uncut fore edge.

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Title Page: Talking It Over | A NOVEL BY | JULIAN BARNES | [Knopf device] | ALFRED A. KNOPF  NEW YORK · TORONTO | 1991

Copyright Page: THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK | Copyright © 1991 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved under International and Pan-American | Copyright Conventions. Published in Canada in 1991 by | Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto, and simultaneously | in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York. | Originally published in Great Britain by | Jonathan Cape Ltd., London. | Grateful acknowledgement is made to Acuff-Rose Music, Inc., for | permission to reprint excerpts from “Three Cigarettes in an Ash | Tray” by Eddie Miller and W. S. Stevenson, copyright © 1982 by | Acuff-Rose Music, Inc., and excerpts from “Walkin’ After | Midnight” by Alan Block and Don Hecht, copyright © 1956, | copyright renewed 1984 by Acuff-Rose Music, Inc. All rights | reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission. | Canadian Cataloguing in Publication Data | Barnes, Julian | Talking it over | ISBN 0-394-22239-3 | 1. Title. | PR6052.A6657T34  1991   823’.914   C91-093984-5 | Manufactured in the United States of America | FIRST CANADIAN EDITION

Collation: 21.2 x 13.9 cm. Trimmed pages. Pp. [i-x, 1-4] 5-47 [48-52] 53-67 [68-70] 71-81 [82-84] 85-95 [96-98] 99-109 [110-112] 113-127 [128-132] 133-193 [194-198] 199-211 [212-214] 215-225 [226-228] 229-235 [236-238] 239-275 [276-278] [Note: no even page numbers were printed]. [i]: blank. [ii]: ‘ALSO BY JULIAN BARNES | A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters | Staring at the Sun | Flaubert’s Parrot | Before She Met Me | Metroland’. [iii]: ‘Talking It Over’. [iv]: blank. [v]: title page. [vi]: copyright page. [vii]: ‘to Pat’. [viii]: blank. [ix]: ‘He lies like an eye-witness. | RUSSIAN SAYING’. [x]: blank. [1]: ‘Talking It Over’. [2]: blank. [3]-275: text. [276-278]: blank.

General description: Binding 22.2 x 14.8 cm. Blue boards, black quarter binding silver blocked on spine. Silver stamped initials ‘JB’ to lower front cover and embossed Knopf devise to lower back cover. White endpapers. Dust jacket has black upper panel with multi-colored images of British currency, Patsy Cline, and map of Toulouse. Lettering in white (title) and black (author), with author lettering inset in silver rectangle. Lower panel and flaps are white with black lettering, except the titles of previous novels are in red italics. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson. Photograph of the author by Miriam Berkley located on back flap.

Talking It Over (Alfred A. Knopf, 1991)


Notes on this edition: First American edition – New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. $21.00. The American edition features an uncut fore edge, while the nearly identical first Canadian edition has a cut fore edge.

Pictured in this entry are three title pages — one unsigned, one signed, and one inscribed from Barnes to Christopher Buckley during a visit to Christopher Hitchens’s home in Washington D.C.: “to Christopher B. | from | Julian B. | Chez the Hitch | October 1991”.

Also photographed is a collection of promotional inserts that accompanied hardback review copies of the novel distributed to reviewers.

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Title Page: Talking It Over | A NOVEL BY | JULIAN BARNES | [Knopf device] | ALFRED A. KNOPF  NEW YORK | 1991

Copyright Page: THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK | PUBLISHED BY ALFRED A. KNOPF, INC. | Copyright © 1991 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved under International and Pan-American | Copyright Conventions. Published in the United States by | Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York. Distributed by Random | House, Inc., New York. Originally published in Great Britain | by Jonathan Cape Limited, London. | Grateful acknowledgement is made to Acuff-Rose Music, Inc., for | permission to reprint excerpts from “Three Cigarettes in an Ash | Tray” by Eddie Miller and W. S. Stevenson, copyright © 1982 by | Acuff-Rose Music, Inc., and excerpts from “Walkin’ After | Midnight” by Alan Block and Don Hecht, copyright © 1956, | copyright renewed 1984 by Acuff-Rose Music, Inc. All rights | reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission. | ISBN 0-679-40525-9 | LC 91-52725 | Manufactured in the United States of America | FIRST AMERICAN EDITION

Collation: 21.2 x 14.3 cm. Untrimmed pages. Pp. [i-x, 1-4] 5-47 [48-52] 53-67 [68-70] 71-81 [82-84] 85-95 [96-98] 99-109 [110-112] 113-127 [128-132] 133-193 [194-198] 199-211 [212-214] 215-225 [226-228] 229-235 [236-238] 239-275 [276-278] [Note: no even page numbers were printed]. [i]: blank. [ii]: ‘ALSO BY JULIAN BARNES | A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters | Staring at the Sun | Flaubert’s Parrot | Before She Met Me | Metroland’. [iii]: ‘Talking It Over’. [iv]: blank. [v]: title page. [vi]: copyright page. [vii]: ‘to Pat’. [viii]: blank. [ix]: ‘He lies like an eye-witness. | RUSSIAN SAYING’. [x]: blank. [1]: ‘Talking It Over’. [2]: blank. [3]-275: text. [276-278]: blank.

General description: Binding 22 x 15 cm. Blue boards, black quarter binding silver blocked on spine. Silver stamped initials ‘JB’ to lower front cover and embossed Knopf devise to lower back cover. White endpapers. Dust jacket has black upper panel with multi-colored images of British currency, Patsy Cline, and map of Toulouse. Lettering in white (title) and black (author), with author lettering inset in silver rectangle. Lower panel and flaps are white with black lettering, except the titles of previous novels are in red italics. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson. Photograph of the author by Miriam Berkley located on back flap.