Flaubert’s Parrot (Jonathan Cape, 1984; 4th Printing)


Notes on this edition: This is the fourth hardback printing of Julian Barnes’s third novel Flaubert’s Parrot. The copyright page states the book was “First published 1984” and then, in bold“Reprinted 1984 (three times).” While the first Jonathan Cape edition is bound in green cloth, this reprint is bound in black, as pictured.

Levels of Life (Jonathan Cape, 2013)


Notes on this edition: First edition – London: Jonathan Cape, 2013. £10.99. 

Descriptive Bibliography: 

Title Page: JULIAN BARNES | LEVELS OF | LIFE | [Jonathan Cape device] | JONATHAN CAPE | LONDON

Copyright Page: Published by Jonathan Cape 2013 | 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1 | Copyright © Julian Barnes | 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. | Lines from ‘Exasperated Piety’ by Christopher Reid | reproduced by kind permission of the poet. | First published in Great Britain in 2013 by Jonathan Cape |  Random House, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, | London SW1V 2SA | www.randomhouse.co.uk | Addresses for companies within The Random House Group Limited | can be found at: www.randomhouse.co.uk/offices.htm | The Random House Group Limited Reg. No. 954009 | A CIP catalogue record for this book is available | from the British Library | ISBN: 9780224098151 | The Random House Group Limited makes every effort to | ensure that the papers used in its books are made from trees that have | been legally sourced from well-managed and credibly certified forests. | Our paper procurement policy can be found at: | www.randomhouse.co.uk/paper.htm | Printed and bound in Great Britain by | Clays Ltd, St Ives PLC

Collation: 19.7 x 12.8 cm. Pp. [i-viii] [1-2] 3-27 [28-30] 31-64 [65-66] 67-117 [118-120]. [i]: ‘LEVELS OF LIFE’. [ii]: blank. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘for Pat’. [vi]: blank. [vii]: ‘CONTENTS | [decorative rule] | THE SIN OF HEIGHT | 1 | ON THE LEVEL | 29 | THE LOSS OF DEPTH | 65’. [viii]: blank. [1]: ‘THE SIN OF HEIGHT |  [decorative rule]’. [2]: blank. 3-27: text. [28]: blank. [29]: ‘ON THE LEVEL | [decorative rule]’. [30]: blank. 31-64: text. [65]: ‘THE LOSS OF DEPTH | [decorative rule]’. [66]: blank. 67-[118]: text. [119-120]: blank.

General description: Binding 20.4 x 13.5 cm. Black cloth boards stamped in silver lettering to spine. Black endpapers. Cover design by Suzanne Dean. Features a smooth, cut fore edge. Back flap of dust jacket features an author photograph by Alan Edwards and a photograph of Pat Kavanagh by Derek Thompson.

Note: The title page of this example has been digitally altered to remove the  names in the dedication inscription.

Talking It Over (Jonathan Cape, 1991)


Notes on this edition: First edition – London: Jonathan Cape, 1991. £13.99. Print run: 24,000.


Descriptive Bibliography: 

Title Page: Talking It Over | Julian Barnes | [Jonathan Cape device] | JONATHAN CAPE | LONDON

Copyright Page: First published 1991 | © Julian Barnes 1991 | Jonathan Cape, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 2SA | Julian Barnes has asserted his right | under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, 1988 | to be identified as the author of this work | ‘Walking After Midnight’ (Hecht/Block) | © Acuff-Rose Opryland Music Ltd | ‘Two Cigarettes in an Ashtray’ (Miller/Stevenson) | © Acuff-Rose Opryland Music Ltd | International copyright secured. All rights reserved. | Reproduced by permission of Warner Chappell Music Ltd | A CIP catalogue record for this book | is available from the British Library | ISBN 0-224-03157-0 | Phototypeset by Falcon Graphic Art Ltd | Printed in Great Britain by | Mackays of Chatham PLC, Chatham, Kent

Collation: 21.5 x 13.7 cm. Pp. [i-x] 1-273 [274-278]. [i-ii]: blank. [iii]: ‘Talking It Over’. [iv]: ‘by the same author | METROLAND | BEFORE SHE MET ME | FLAUBERT’S PARROT | STARING AT THE SUN | A HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 10½ CHAPTERS’. [v]: title page. [vi]: copyright page. [vii]: ‘to Pat’. [viii]: blank. [ix]: ‘He lies like an eye-witness | Russian saying’. [x]: blank. 1-273: text. [274-278]: blank.

General description: Binding 22.2 x 14.4 cm. Tan boards, gold blocked on spine. Sky blue endpapers. Tan dust jacket with color illustration on upper panel in purple, red, blue, green, and yellow. Lettered in black on upper and lower panel. Jacket illustration by Fraser Taylor. Author photograph by Jane Bown on back flap.

The Noise of Time (London Review Bookshop, 2016; Limited Edition Full Leather)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. The Noise of Time. London: London Review Bookshop, 2016. Limited Edition Full Leather.

Julian Barnes’s novel The Noise of Time was published in 2016, concurrently with the London Review Bookshop’s limited edition. The edition featured here is one of three hors de commerce copies signed by the author. Outside of this designation on the limitation page, the hors de commerce edition is identical to the full leather copy limited to 25 copies.

From the limitation page:

A special signed limited First Edition of
The Noise of Time
printed on Longan Book Wove 150gsm paper.
Numbers 1 to 75 have been quarter-bound
in Harmatan Yellow 30 Goatskin
with Atlantic Cloth sides and contain one
facsimile page from the author’s notebook.
25 copies (i to xxv), plus three hors de commerce,
have been fully bound in the same leather
and contain a portfolio of six facsimile pages
of early draft passages and notebook entries.

The edition featured here is numbered “Hors Commerce 2/3” and is signed by Julian Barnes to the limitation page. (Note: The image has been modified to remove the name of the recipient to whom Barnes inscribed the book.)

The facsimile page is contained in a paper folder with the following letterpressed to the front:

  1. Notebook entry of possible titles.
  2. Middle-of-the-night jotting from bedside notepad.
  3. Possible epigraphs, neither of them used.
  4. Draft of section when the opening episode returns as a memory in the second part of the novel.
  5. Early draft of opening of first part.
  6. First notes on novel, from notebook.

JULIAN BARNES (c) 2016

The Noise of Time (London Review Bookshop, 2016; Limited Edition Quarter Leather)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes’s novel The Noise of Time was published in 2016, concurrently with the London Review Bookshop’s limited edition. The edition featured here is comprised of 75 copies signed by the author.

From the limitation page:

A special signed limited First Edition of
The Noise of Time
printed on Longan Book Wove 150gsm paper.
Numbers 1 to 75 have been quarter-bound
in Harmatan Yellow 30 Goatskin
with Atlantic Cloth sides and contain one
facsimile page from the author’s notebook.
25 copies (i to xxv), plus three hors de commerce,
have been fully bound in the same leather
and contain a portfolio of six facsimile pages
of early draft passages and notebook entries.

The edition featured here is numbered “11” and is signed by Julian Barnes to the limitation page. The facsimile page is contained in a paper folder with the following letterpressed to the front:

Draft of section when the opening
episode returns as a memory in the
second part of the novel.

JULIAN BARNES (c) 2016

 

The Only Story (Jonathan Cape, 2018)


Notes on this edition: First editionThe Only Story. London: Jonathan Cape, 2018. £16.99.

Descriptive Bibliography: 

Title Page: JULIAN BARNES | THE ONLY STORY | [Jonathan Cape device] | JONATHAN CAPE | LONDON

Copyright Page: 1 3 5 7 9 20 8 6 4 2 | Jonathan Cape, an imprint of Vintage Publishing, | 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, | London SW1V 2SA | Jonathan Cape is part of the Penguin Random House group of companies | whose addresses can be found at global.penguinrandomhouse.com | [Penguin Random House UK device] | Copyright © Julian Barnes 2018 | Julian Barnes has asserted his right to be identified as the author of this Work in | accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 | First published by Jonathan Cape in 2018 | penguin.co.uk/vintage | A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library | ISBN: 9781787330696 | Typeset 11.5/14 pt Bembo by Jouve UK, Milton Keynes | Printed and bound by in Great Britain by Clays Ltd, St Ives PLC | Penguin Random House is committed to a sustainable future | for our business, our readers and our planet. This book is made | from Forest Stewardship Council® certified paper. | [FSC® logo]

Collation: 21.4 x 13.6 cm. Pp. [i-viii] [1-2] 3-83 [84-86] 87-158 [159-1160] 161-212 [213-216]. [i]: ‘THE ONLY STORY’. [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 | The Noise of Time | NON-FICTION | Letters from London 1990–1995 | Something to Declare | The Pedant in the Kitchen | Nothing to Be Frightened Of | Through the Window | Levels of Life | Keeping an Eye Open | TRANSLATION | In the Land of Pain | by Alphonse Daudet’. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘to Hermione’. [vi]: blank. [vii]: ‘Novel: A small tale, generally of love. | Samuel Johnson | A Dictionary of the English Language (1755)’. [viii]: blank. [1]: ‘ONE’. [2]: blank. 3-83: text. [84]: blank. [85]: ‘TWO’. [86]: blank. 87-158: text. [159]: ‘THREE’. [160]: blank. 161-[213]: text. [214-216]: blank.

General description: Binding 22.3  x 14.4 cm. Red cloth boards stamped in silver lettering to spine. Red endpapers. Cover design by Suzanne Dean. Back flap of dust jacket features an author photograph by Urszula Soltys.

The Only Story | Uncorrected Proof (Jonathan Cape, 2018)


Notes on this edition: The Only Story. London: Jonathan Cape, 2018. Pp. 213. Uncorrected Proof.

Distributed in 2017 in advance anticipation of the publication of The Only Story by Jonathan Cape. Publication date stated as ’01 February 2018′ at a price of £14.99.

Talking It Over | Uncorrected Proof (Jonathan Cape, 1991)


Notes on this edition: Talking It Over. London: Jonathan Cape, 1991. Pp. 273.

Uncorrected Proof in stiff white card wrappers reproducing dust jacket illustration in black and white. Lettered in black, except for ‘UNCORRECTED PROOF’ in white along bottom of front cover. (21.6 x 13.8 cm). Issued with proof jacket that states ‘PROOF ONLY’ and provides provisional publication date of ’11 July 1991′ on back flap. This provisional date is also listed to the back cover of the proof along with a provisional price of £13.99.

Pulse | Limited Edition (Jonathan Cape, 2011)


Notes on this edition: Pulse. London: Jonathan Cape, 2011. Pp. 228.

Bound in illustrated boards with a decorative slip case, this limited edition was signed by the author in an edition of 500 copies. Shown here are both an unopened copy and a copy inscribed by the author “out of series” [Note: The name of the dedicatee has been removed from the image.]

The Porcupine | Uncorrected Proof (Jonathan Cape, 1992)


Notes on this edition: The Porcupine. London: Jonathan Cape, 1992. Uncorrected Proof in stiff white card wrappers reproducing dust jacket illustration in black and white. Lettered in black, except for ‘UNCORRECTED PROOF’ in white along bottom of front cover. (20.3 x 13.6 cm).

Provisional UK Publication date of 5 November 1992 at a provisional price of £9.99.