Das Wörterbuch der übernommenen Ideen (Haffmans Verlag, 1987; Nachwort by Julian Barnes)


Notes on this edition: Gustave Flaubert. Das Wörterbuch der übernommenen Ideen | The Dictionary of Accepted Ideas. Zürich: Haffmans Verlag, 1987. Pp. 125. 17 cm. ISBN: 3251000993. (German).

Includes an afterwards (“nachwort”) by Julian Barnes on pages 111-121. Michael Walter translates Barnes’s essay.

The Truth about Dogs by Volker Kriegel (Harper & Row, 1988)


Notes on this edition: First American edition – New York: Harper & Row, 1988. $7.95. Published simultaneously in Canada by Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited, Toronto.


Descriptive Bibliography

Title Page: THE TRUTH ABOUT DOGS | Volker Kriegel | Translated and introduced by | Julian Barnes | [cartoon by Kriegel] | [Harper & Row device] | 1817 | HARPER & ROW, PUBLISHERS, New York | Cambridge, Philadelphia, San Francisco, London | Mexico City, São Paulo, Sydney

Copyright Page: Copyright © 1986 | by Haffmans Verlag | Introduction and translation | © 1988 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved. | Printed in Great Britain by | Butler and Tanner Ltd, Frome | No part of this book may be used or | reproduced in any manner whatsoever | without written permission except in | the case of brief quotations embodied in | critical articles and reviews. | For information address | Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., | 10 East 53rd Street | New York, New York 10022 | Published simultaneously in Canada by | Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited, | Toronto | First U.S. Edition | ISBN 0-06-016038-1 | 88 89 90 91 92  10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Collation: 15.3 x 9.2 cm. Collation appears identical to the first British edition.

General description:  Appears identical to the first British edition, but with no publisher name to upper panel of jacket.

My Oedipus Complex and Other Stories by Frank O’Connor (Penguin Books, 2005; Introduction)


Notes on this edition: O’Connor, Frank. My Oedipus Complex and Other Stories. London: Penguin Books, 2005. Pp. 361. 20 cm. ISBN: 9780141187877.

Introduction by Julian Barnes on pages vii-xiii.

The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford (The Folio Society, 2008; Introduction)


Notes on this edition: Ford, Ford Madox. The Good Soldier. London: The Folio Society, 2008. Pp. xviii, 221. 23 cm. Illustrations by Philip Bannister.

Introduction by Julian Barnes on pages vii-xiv. Hard bound and housed in a slipcase, as issued by The Folio Society.

The Best of Frank O’Connor (Alfred A. Knopf, 2009; Everyman’s Library #321)


Notes on this edition: The Best of Frank O’Connor. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. Pp. xxxviii, 673. 21 cm. ISBN: 9780307269041.

Edited and with an introduction by Julian Barnes pp. ix-xi. Everyman’s Library #321

This particular example also features a review slip from Alfred A. Knopf. The review slip lists the publication date as 11 June 2009, and the provisional price of $26.95.

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. 

Descriptive Bibliography:

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.

Simon Leys: Navigator Between Worlds (La Trobe University Press, 2017; Foreword)


Notes on this edition:  Philippe Paquet. Simon Leys: Navigator Between Worlds. Translated by Julie Rose. Carlton, Australia: La Trobe University Press (in conjunction with Black Inc.), 2017. Pp. 664. ISBN: 9781863959209

Foreword by Julian Barnes on pages xi-xiii. Blurb by Julian Barnes also printed on the back of jacket. Barnes’s introduction was also published in The Australian newspaper.

A Book of Mediterranean Food: And Other Writings (Folio Society, 2005; Preface)


Notes on this edition: Elizabeth David. A Book of Mediterranean Food: And Other Writings. London: The Folio Society, 2005. Pp. 265. 26 cm.

Preface by Julian Barnes (ix-xxii). Decorations by John Minton. Watercolors by Sophie MacCarthy

Lucy Mackenzie: Quiet (Nancy Hoffman Gallery, 2015)


Notes on this edition: Lucy Mackenzie: Quiet. New York: Nancy Hoffman Gallery, 2015. ISBN: 9780982407356

This exhibit catalog features an introduction written by Julian Barnes titled, “Lucy Mackenzie: Showing the World in a Particular Light.” The essay runs five pages in length.

For more information about the exhibit or to order a copy of the exhibit catalog, please visit the Nancy Hoffman Gallery website: http://www.nancyhoffmangallery.com/

Flaubert et une gouvernante anglaise: à la recherhe de Juliet Herbert (Publications des Universités de Rouen et du Havre, 2011; Preface)


Notes on this edition: Flaubert et une gouvernante anglaise: à la recherhe de Juliet Herbert. Hermia Oliver. Mont-Saint-Aignan: Publications des Universités de Rouen et du Havre, 2011. Pp. 264. Translated by Gillian Pink.

Preface by Julian Barnes; printed in French (pp. 7-12) and English (pp. 12-16). The French translation of Barnes’s preface by Catriona Seth.

The book Flaubert and an English Governess was originally published in English in 1980 by Oxford University Press.