The Wild Blue Yonder (Picador, 1997)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Fear of Flying.” The Wild Blue Yonder: The Picador Book of Aviation. Edited by Graham Coster. London: Picador, 1997. Pp. 280. 22.2 x 14.1 cm. ISBN: 0330330292.

Julian Barnes’s contribution, an excerpt from his novel Staring at the Sun, appears on pp. [253]-255.

The Best American Essays: 1989 (Ticknor & Fields, 1989)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Playing Chess with Arthur Koestler.” The Best American Essays: 1989. Edited by Geoffrey Wolff. New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1989. Pp. 298. 21.5 x 14.3 cm. ISBN: 0899198910.

Barnes’s essay appears on pp. [1]-14. This example has a large stain on the jacket.

Travelling Light: Punch Goes Abroad | “On the Terrace” (Punch, 1988)


Notes on this edition: Travelling Light: Punch Goes Abroad. Edited by Susan Jeffreys. Foreword by Barry Humphries. London: Punch, 1988. Pp. 187 + [5]. 25.3 x 18.4 cm. ISBN: 0246133244.

Julian Barnes’s short story “On the Terrace” appears on pp. 70-74.

The Faber Book of Utopias (Faber and Faber, 1999)


Notes on this edition: The Faber Book of Utopias. Edited by John Carey. London: Faber and Faber, 1999. Pp. 531 + [3]. 24 x 16 cm. ISBN: 9780571197859.

Julian Barnes contributes an excerpt from the chapter “The Dream” from his novel A History of the World in 10½ Chapters, pp. 483-487. The excerpt is titled “Having What You Want”.

Pulse (Random House Canada, 2011)


Notes on this edition: First Canadian edition – Toronto: Random House Canada, 2011. $29.95.

Descriptive Bibliography: 

Title Page: Pulse | Julian Barnes | [in light gray under author’s name] lse | [Random House Canada device] | Random House Canada

Copyright Page: PUBLISHED BY RANDOM HOUSE CANADA | Copyright © 2011 Julian Barnes | All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright | Conventions. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form | or by any electronic or mechanical means, including information | storage and retrieval systems, without permission in writing from | the publisher, except by a reviewer, who may quote brief passages | in a review. Published in 2011 by Random House Canada, a division | of Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto, and simultaneously | in the United States of America by Random House, Inc., New York. | Distributed in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited. | www.randomhouse.ca | Random House Canada and colophon are registered trademarks. | This book 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. | Some of the stories in this work were previously published in | slightly different form in the following: “Harmony” and “Marriage | Lines” in Granta; “At Phil & Joanna’s I: 60/40” and “Sleeping with | John Updike” in the Guardian; “Complicity,” “East Wind,” “The | Limner,” and “Trespass” in The New Yorker; and “At Phil & Joanna’s 2: | Marmalade” in The Sunday Times. | Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication | Barnes, Julian | Pulse / Julian Barnes. | Short Stories. | Issued also in an electronic format. | ISBN 978-0-307-35960-5 | I. Title. | PR6052.A6657P85 2011   823’.914 C2010-907199-9 | Printed and bound in the United States of America | 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Collation: 21.3 x 14.3 cm. Pp. [i-x, 1-3] 4-18 [19] 20-32 [33] 34-47 [48] 49-60 [61] 62-78 [79] 80-92 [93] 94-105 [106] 107-120 [121] 122-128 [129-131] 132-144 [145] 146-157 [158] 159-184 [185] 186-195 [196] 197-227 [228-230]. [i]: [blank]. [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 | NON-FICTION | 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]: ‘Pulse’. [iv]: ‘Pu’. [v]: title page. [vi]: copyright page. [vii]: ‘for Pat’. [viii]: blank. [ix]: [Contents]. [x]: blank. [1]: ‘One’. [2]: blank. 3-128: text. [129]: ‘Two’. [130]: blank. [131]-227: text. [228]: blank. [229]: [Author bio]. [230]: [A note on the text].

General description: Binding 21.8 x 14.6 cm. Black paper boards stamped in silver lettering to spine. White endpapers. Deckled or ‘uncut’ fore edge. Back flap of dust jacket features an author photograph by Alan Edwards. Jacket design by Suzanne Dean.

Paeans for Porter | Lettered Copy (Bridgewater Press, 1999)


Notes on this edition: Paeans for Porter: A Celebration for Peter Porter on His Seventieth Birthday by Twenty of His Friends. Edited by Anthony Thwaite. London: Bridgewater Press, 1999.

Julian Barnes contributes a piece titled “Postcard to Peter Porter” (Pp. 16-19) for this collection in honor of the poet Peter Porter. Other contributors include: Martin Amis, Alan Brownjohn, Geoffrey Burgon, Wendy Cope, Allen Curnow, Ian Duhig, D. J. Enright, U. A. Fanthorpe, Barry Humphries, Clive James, David Malouf, Les Murray, Sean O’Brien, C K. Stead, George Szirtes, Ann Thwaite, Anthony Thwaite, William Trevor, and Kit Wright.

The limitation page indicates Bridgewater Press issued three editions of this book, as follows:

“This book is published in an edition of 113 copies on Archival Parchment paper. Seventy-five copies, numbered 1-75, are bound in Ratchford Atlantic cloth. Twenty-six copies signed by the contributors, lettered A-Z, are bound in quarter cloth and marbled paper boards. Twelve copies signed by the contributors, numbered I-XII, are bound in quarter Library Calf.”

This contributor’s copy is from Julian Barnes’s personal collection. Also signed by Peter Porter.

Tour de France | Something to Declare (Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2003; German)


Notes on this edition: Tour de France | Something to Declare. Cologne: Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2003. Pp. 319 [320]. 20.9 x 13.1 cm. Translated by Gertraude Krueger. ISBN: 3462033050. (German).

Flaubertin papukaija | Flaubert’s Parrot (WSOY, 1987; Finnish)


Notes on this edition: Flaubertin papukaija | Flaubert’s Parrot. Porvoo: WSOY, 1987. Pp. 277 [278] + [2]. 20.2 x 13.5 cm. Translated by Kristiina Drews. ISBN: 951014658x. (Finnish).

Шум часу | The Noise of Time (Темпора, 2016; Ukranian)


Notes on this edition: Шум часу | The Noise of Time. Kyiv: Темпора, 2016. Pp. 239 [240] + [2]. 20.5 x 13.2 cm. Translated by Віра Кузнецова [Vera Kuznetsova]. ISBN: 9786175692707. (Ukranian).

Der Lärm der Zeit | The Noise of Time (Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2017; German)


Notes on this edition: Der Lärm der Zeit | The Noise of Time. Cologne: Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2017. Pp. 244 [245] + [1]. 20 cm. Translated by Gertraude Krueger. ISBN: 9783462048889. (German).

The copy presented above is an advance copy with the following printed to the title page: “Unverkäufliches, unkorrigiertes Abeitsexemplar Sperrfrist: Bitted nicht vor dem 16.02.2017 besprechen.”