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.

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 Times Anthology of Ghost Stories (Jonathan Cape, 1975)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “A Self-Possessed Woman.” The Times Anthology of Ghost Stories. London: Jonathan Cape, 1975. 132-149.

From a competition judged by Kingsley Amis, Patricia Highsmith and Christopher Lee. The Times sponsored the competition in conjunction with Jonathan Cape.

This constitutes Julian Barnes’s first book publication, as it was published five years before his first novel Metroland (Jonathan Cape, 1980). The book was published in hardback with dark green dust jacket. The top of the text block is stained yellow.

This edition was followed by a paperback edition (Corgi Books, 1977) and a German translation (Bastei Lübbe, 1979), also in paperback.

Ovo liči na kraj | The Sense of an Ending (Geopoetika, 2012; Serbian)


Notes on this edition: Ovo liči na kraj | The Sense of an Ending. Belgrade: Geopoetika, 2012. Pp. 163. 20 cm. Translated by Zoran Paunović. ISBN: 9788661450839. (Serbian).

Puls | Pulse (Geopoetika, 2011; Serbian)


Notes on this edition: Puls | Pulse. Belgrade: Geopoetika, 2011. Pp. 237. 21 cm. Translated by Nina Ivanović Muždeka. ISBN: 9788661450686. (Serbian).

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.

The Noise of Time (Random House Canada, 2016)


Notes on this edition: First edition – Toronto: Random House Canada, 2016. $29.99. Visually, this edition resembles the first U.S. edition published by Alfred A. Knopf. 

Descriptive Bibliography:

Title Page: THE NOISE OF TIME | Julian Barnes | [Random House Canada device] | RANDOM HOUSE CANADA

Copyright Page: PUBLISHED BY RANDOM HOUSE CANADA | Copyright © 2016 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 writ- | ing from the publisher, except by a reviewer, who may quote brief passages in a review. | Published in 2016 by Random House Canada, a division of Penguin Random House | Canada Limited, and simultaneously in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, a division | of Penguin Random House LLC, New York. Distributed in Canada by Penguin Random | House Canada Limited, Toronto. | www.penguinrandomhouse.ca | Random House Canada and colophon are registered trademarks. | Grateful acknowledgment is made to Marion Boyars Publishers for permission | to reprint an excerpt of “A Career” from Early Poems by Yevgeny Yevtushenko, | translated by George Reavey. Reprinted by permission of Marion Boyars Publishers. | Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication | Barnes, Julian, author | The noise of time / Julian Barnes. | Issued in print and electronic formats. | ISBN 978-0-345-81657-3 | eBook ISBN 978-0-345-81659-7 | I. Shostakovich, Dmitriˇi Dmitrievich, 19061975—Fiction. | I. Title. | PR6052.A6657N65 2016     823’.914     C2015-908533-0 | Jacket image: Dmitri Shostakovich by Iosiph Alexandrovich Serebryany. | State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow. © culture-images / Lebrecht | Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson | Printed and bound in the United States of America | 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 | [Random House Canada device]

Collation: 18.9 x 13.0 cm. Pp. [-ii-ix] x-xi [xii] [1-3] 4-60 [61-63] 64-120 [121-123] 124-197 [198-199] 200-201 [202-210]. [-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 | NON-FICTION | Letters from London 1990–1995 | Something to Declare | The Pedant in the Kitchen | Nothing to Be Frightened Of | Levels of Life | Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art | TRANSLATION | In the Land of Pain by Alphonse Daudet’.[i]: ‘THE NOISE OF TIME’. [ii]: blank. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘for Pat’. [vi]: blank. [vii]: ‘One to hear | One to remember | And one to drink. | traditional’. [viii]: blank. [ix]-xi: text. [xii]: blank. [1]: ‘[ ONE ] | On the Landing. [2]: blank. [3]-60: text. [61]: ‘[ TWO ] | On the Plane’. [62]: blank. [63]-120: text. [121]: ‘[ THREE ] | In the Car’. [122]: blank. [123]-197: text. [198]: blank. [199]-201: [‘Author’s note’]. [202]: blank. [203]: [‘A NOTE ABOUT THE AUTHOR’]. [204]: blank. [205]: [‘A NOTE ON THE TYPE’]. [206-210]: blank.

General description: Binding 19.7 x 14.0 cm. Light grey, smooth paper boards with light green quarter-paper at spine stamped in gold. White endpapers. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson. Back flap of dust jacket features an author photograph by Alan Edwards.

The Noise of Time | Limited Edition (Easton Press, 2016)


Notes on this edition: The Noise of Time. Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 2016.

Leather bound, “Signed Collector’s Edition” published by Easton Press by arrangement with Alfred A. Knopf. Text edges in gilt gold with inserted author biography and a certificate of authenticity. The specific limitation stated as 400 copies.

Ljubezen, etc. | Love, etc (Mladinska knjiga, 2002; Slovenian)


Notes on this edition: Ljubezen, etc. | Love, etc. Ljubljana: Mladinska knjiga, 2002. Pp. 217. 21 cm. Translated by Valerija Cokan. ISBN: 9788611163420. (Slovenian).

The Noise of Time | Jacket Printing Error (Jonathan Cape, 2016)


Notes on this edition: A small number of copies of the first U.K. edition of Julian Barnes’s The Noise of Time were distributed with a printing error on the dust jacket. The red lettering is missing for the author’s name on the front and spine and the blurbs to the back of the jacket. The letters impressed upon the jacket, which created an embossed effect (as shown in the photos), but the ink failed to apply.

In addition to the copy featured here, the author was made aware of two additional copies with this error. The exact number of copies with this printing error is unknown.