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.

Descriptive Bibliography:

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.

Descriptive Bibliography: 

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.

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.

The Sense of an Ending (Alfred A. Knopf, 2011)


Notes on this edition: First edition – New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011. $23.95 ISBN: 9780307957122

Winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize.


Descriptive Bibliography: 

Title Page: THE SENSE | OF AN ENDING | JULIAN BARNES | [Alfred A. Knopf device] | ALFRED A. KNOPF | NEW YORK 2011

Copyright Page: THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK | PUBLISHED BY ALFRED A. KNOPF | Copyright © 2011 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved. | Published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, | a division of Random House, Inc., New York. | www.aaknopf.com | Originally published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape, | an imprint of The Random House Group Limited, London, in 2011. | Knopf, Borzoi Books, and the colophon are | registered trademarks of Random House, Inc. | Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data | Barnes, Julian. | The sense of an ending / Julian Barnes.—1st American ed. | p.  cm. | “This is a Borzoi book.” | ISBN 978-0-307-95712-2 | 1. Middle-aged men—Fiction. 2. Life change events—Fiction. | 3. Male friendship—Fiction. 4. Psychological fiction. I. Title. | PR6052.A6657S46 2012 | 823’.914—dc23 | 2011025433 | This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents | either are the product of the author’s imagination or are | used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, | living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental. | Jacket image by Roger Mayne/Mary Evans Picture Library | Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson | Manufactured in the United States of America | First United States Edition

Collation: 18.9 x 13.2 cm. Pp. [Note: All even numbered pages are unnumbered. Unless otherwise indicated within brackets, all odd numbered pages are numbered at the top center of the page.]  [i-viii, 1-4] 5-61 [62-66] 67-163 [164-168]. [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 | NONFICTION | Nothing to Be Frightened Of | Letters From London 1990–1995 | Something to Declare | The Pedant in the Kitchen | TRANSLATION | In The Land Of Pain | by Alphonse Daudet’. [iii]: ‘THE SENSE | OF AN ENDING’. [iv]: blank. [v]: title page. [vi]: copyright page. [vii]: ‘For Pat’. [vi]: blank. [1]: ‘ONE’. [2]: blank. [3]-61: text. [62]: blank. [63]: ‘TWO’. [64]: blank. [65]-163: text. [164]: blank. [165]: [‘A NOTE ABOUT THE AUTHOR’]. [166]: blank. [167]: [‘NOTE ON THE TYPE’]. [168]: blank.

General description: Binding 19.7 x 13.9 cm. Speckled tan paper boards with black, quarter cloth at spine. Spine stamped in silver lettering. White endpapers. Cut fore edge. Back flap of dust jacket features an author photograph by Alan Edwards.

The Lemon Table (Jonathan Cape, 2004)


Notes on this edition: First editionLondon: Jonathan Cape, 2004. £16.99.

Descriptive Bibliography:

Title Page: THE | LEMON TABLE | Julian Barnes | [Jonathan Cape device] | JONATHAN CAPE | LONDON

Copyright Page: Published by Jonathan Cape 2004 | 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1 | Copyright © Julian Barnes 2004 | 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 2004 by | Jonathan Cape | Random House, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, | London SW1V 2SA | Random House Australia (Pty) Limited | 20 Alfred Street, Milsons Point, Sydney, | New South Wales 2061, Australia | Random House New Zealand Limited | 18 Poland Road, Glenfield, | Auckland 10, New Zealand | Random House South Africa (Pty) Limited | Endulini, 5A Jubilee Road, Parktown 2193, South Africa | The Random House Group Limited Reg. No. 954009 | A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library | ISBN 0-224-07198-X | Papers used by Random House are natural, recyclable products made from | wood grown in sustainable forests; the manufacturing processes conform | to the environmental regulations of the country of origin | Typeset by Palimpsest Book Production Limited | Polmont, Stirlingshire | Printed and bound in Great Britain by | Mackays of Chatham plc, Chatham, Kent

Collation: 21.6 x 13.7 cm. Pp. [i-viii, 1-2] 3-22 [23-24] 25-48 [49-50] 51-65 [66-68] 69-83 [84-86] 87-101 [102-104] 105-120 [121-122] 123-136 [137-138] 139-158 [159-160] 161-173 [174-176] 177-199 [200-202] 203-213 [214-216]. [i]: ‘THE LEMON TABLE’. [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 | non-fiction | LETTERS FROM LONDON 1990–1995 | SOMETHING TO DECLARE | THE PEDANT IN THE KITCHEN | translation | IN THE LAND OF PAIN by Alphonse Daudet’. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘to Pat’. [vi]: blank. [vii]: contents. [vi]: blank. [1]: ‘A | SHORT HISTORY | OF | HAIRDRESSING’. [2]: blank. 3-22: text. [23]: ‘THE STORY | OF | MATS ISRAELSON’. [24]: blank. 25-48: text. [49]: ‘THE THINGS YOU KNOW’. [50]: blank. 51-65: text. [66]: blank. [67]: ‘HYGIENE’. [68]: blank. 69-83: text. [84]: blank. [85]: ‘THE REVIVAL’. [86]: blank. 87-101: text. [102]: blank. [103]: ‘VIGILANCE’. [104]: blank. 105-120: text. [121]: ‘BARK’. [122]: blank. 123-136: text. [137]: ‘KNOWING FRENCH’. [138]: blank. 139-158: text. [159]: ‘APPETITE’. [160]: blank. 161-173: text. [174]: blank. [175]: ‘THE FRUIT CAGE’. [176]: blank. 177-199: text. [200]: blank. [201]: ‘THE SILENCE’. [202]: blank. 203-213: text. [214-216]: blank.

General description: Binding 22.3 x 14.5 cm. Brown boards, gold blocked on spine. Gold endpapers. Colored dust jacket lettered in white, deep yellow, and orange. Features ‘Lemon (no.2)’ by Neal Brown on both upper and lower panels. Flaps are white with black lettering. Author photograph by 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.

England, England (Jonathan Cape, 1998)


Notes on this edition: First edition U.K. hardback published by Jonathan Cape. This copy signed by Julian Barnes and dated “3/9/98”. ISBN: 0224052756.


Descriptive Bibliography: First Edition — England, England. London: Jonathan Cape, 1998. £15.99.

Title Page: ENGLAND, | ENGLAND | Julian Barnes | [Jonathan Cape device] | JONATHAN CAPE | LONDON

Copyright Page: First published 1998 | 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 | Copyright © Julian Barnes 1998 | Julian Barnes has asserted his right | under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 | to be identified as the author of this work | First published in the United Kingdom in 1998 by | Jonathan Cape | Random House, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 2SA | Random House Australia (Pty) Limited | 20 Alfred Street, Milsons Point, Sydney, | New South Wales 2061, Australia | Random House New Zealand Limited | 18 Poland Road, Glenfield, | Auckland 10, New Zealand | Random House South Africa (Pty) Limited | PO Box 337, Bergvlei, 2012 South Africa | Random House UK Limited Reg. No. 954009 | A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library | Papers used by Random House UK Limited are natural, | recyclable products made from wood grown in sustainable forests. | The manufacturing processes conform to the environmental | regulations of the country of origin. | ISBN 0-224-05275-6 | Typeset in Baskerville by Deltatype Ltd, Birkenhead | Printed and bound in Great Britain | by Mackays of Chatham PLC

Collation: 21.5 x 13.8 cm. Pp. [i-vi, 1-2] 3-25 [26-27] 28-103 [104-105] 106-175 [176-177] 178-238 [239-240] 241-266. [i]: ‘ENGLAND, | ENGLAND’. [ii]: ‘by the same author | 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 1990—1995 | CROSS CHANNEL’. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘TO PAT’. [vi]: blank. [1]: ‘1: ENGLAND’. [2]: blank. 3-25: text. [26]: blank. [27]: ‘2: ENGLAND, | ENGLAND | One’. 28-103: text. [104]: blank. [105]: ‘Two’. 106-175: text. [176]: blank. [177]: ‘Three’. 178-238: text. [239]: ‘3: ANGLIA’. [240]: blank. 241-266: text.

General description: Binding 22.2 x 14.4 cm. Black boards, silver blocked on spine. Dark blue endpapers. Upper and lower panels of dust jacket depict a puzzle of England in blue, orange, yellow, purple, pink, and red.  Lettered in white, excepting the price in red. Illustration by Bill Gregory. Author photograph by Jillian Edelstein on back flap.

Duffy (Jonathan Cape, 1980)


Notes on this edition: First edition – London: Jonathan Cape, 1980. £4.95. Print run: 4000.

Julian Barnes’s first book publication under the pseudonym Dan Kavanagh. Published the same year as Barnes’s first literary novel Metroland (1980).

Descriptive Bibliography:

Title Page: Duffy | Dan Kavanagh | [Jonathan Cape device] | JONATHAN CAPE | THIRTY BEDFORD SQUARE LONDON

Copyright Page: First published 1980 | Copyright © by Dan Kavanagh 1980 | Jonathan Cape Ltd, 30 Bedford Square, London WC1 | British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data | Kavanagh, Dan | Duffy | I. Title | 823’.9’1F  PR6061.A89/ | ISBN 0 224 01822 1 | Printed in Great Britain by | Lowe & Brydone Printers Ltd, Thetford, Norfolk

Collation: 19.7 x 12.8 cm. Pp. [i-iv, 1-6] 7-180 [181-188]. [i]: pasted to board. [ii-iv]: blank. [1]: ‘Duffy’. [2]: blank. [3]: title page. [4]: copyright page. [5]: ‘To Pat Kavanagh’. [6]: blank. 7-180: text. [181]: text. [182-187]: blank. [188]: pasted to board.

General description: Binding 20.5 x 13.5 cm. Black boards, gold blocked on spine. No endpapers (outer leaves pasted down). Black dust jacket lettered in pink, yellow and white, with a color drawing of a woman’s foot in a pink high-heel shoe.  No author photograph.

Duffy (Pantheon Books, 1986)


Notes on this edition: Duffy. New York: Pantheon Books, 1986. $3.95. First American edition in paper covers.

Descriptive Bibliography:

Title Page: Duffy | Dan Kavanagh | [Pantheon ornament] | PANTHEON BOOKS | NEW YORK

Copyright Page: Copyright © 1980 by Dan Kavanagh. | All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright | Conventions. Published in the United States by Pantheon Books, a divi- | sion of Random House, Inc., New York. Hardcover edition originally | published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape Ltd., London, in 1980. | Manufactured in the United States of America | First Pantheon Paperback Edition

Collation: 17.5 x 10.5 cm. Pp. [i-ii, 1-6] 7-180 [181-190]. [i-ii]: blank. [1]: ‘Duffy’. [2]: ‘BY THE SAME AUTHOR | Fiddle City’. [3]: title page. [4]: copyright page. [5]: ‘To Pat Kavanagh’. [6]: blank. 7-180: text. [181]: text. [182]: blank. [183]: ‘ABOUT THE AUTHOR | DAN KAVANAGH was born in County Sligo in 1946. | Having devoted his adolescence to truancy, venery | and petty theft, he left home at seventeen and | signed on as a deckhand on a Liberian tanker. After | jumping ship at Montevideo, he roamed across the | Americas taking a variety of jobs: he was a steer- | wrestler, a waiter-on-roller-skates at a drive-in eat- | ery in Tucson, and a bouncer in a gay bar in San | Francisco. He is currently working in London at | jobs he declines to specify, and lives in North | Islington. He is also the author of Fiddle City.’. [184]: blank. [185-187]: advertisements. [188-190]: blank.

General description: Binding 17.5 x 10.5 cm. Paperbound in white.  Lettered in pink (title) and white (author), with cover design by Louise Fili.  No hardback edition was published in the U.S., which makes this paperback release the first true American edition.

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.