Notes on this edition: First American edition – New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1980. $10.95.
Title Page: METROLAND | Julian Barnes | St. Martin’s Press | New York
Copyright Page: © 1980 by Julian Barnes | All Rights Reserved | For information write St. Martin’s Press, Inc. | 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10010 | Printed in Great Britain | First published in the U.S. in 1980 | Library of Congress Catalog No. 79-3797 | ISBN 0-312-53169-9
Collation: 19.7 x 12.8 cm. Pp. [1-10] 11-72 [73-74] 75-130 [131-132] 133-176. : ‘METROLAND’. : blank. : title page. : copyright page. : ‘To Laurien’. : blank. [7-8]: [contents]. : ‘PART ONE | Metroland (1963) | A noir, E blanc, I rouge, U vert, O bleu | Rimbaud’. : blank. 11-72: text. : ‘PART TWO | Paris (1968) | Moi qui ai connu Rimbaud, je sais | qu’il se foutait pas mal si A | était rouge ou vert. Il le voyait | comme ça, mais c’est tout. | Verlaine to Pierre Louÿs’. : blank. 75-130: text. : ‘PART THREE | Metroland II (1977) | Things and actions are what they are, and the | consequences of them will be what they will be; | why then should we desire to be deceived? | Bishop Butler’. : blank. 133-176: text.
General description: Binding 20.5 x 13.5 cm. Blue-grey boards, silver blocked on spine. Grey end-papers. Black dust jacket lettered in silver (title) and white (author), with a photograph of the author by Jerry Bauer on lower panel. Jacket based on the first U.K. edition by Jonathan Cape.
Variants: Some first editions carry a “B” stamped to the front end page, as pictured.
Review Copy Slips: Review copies for the first American edition of Metroland often included a review slip containing publication details, as pictured.