Nothing to be Frightened of (Jonathan Cape, 2008)


Notes on this edition: First edition – London: Jonathan Cape, 2008. £16.99.

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Title Page: Nothing to | be Frightened of | [decorative rule] | JULIAN BARNES | [Jonathan Cape device] | JONATHAN CAPE | LONDON

Copyright Page: Published by Jonathan Cape 2008 | 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1 | Copyright © Julian Barnes 2008 | 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 a work of non-fiction based on the life, experiences and | recollections of the author. The author has stated to the publishers that the | contents of this book are true. | 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. | First published in Great Britain in 2008 by | Jonathan Cape | Random House, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, | London SW1V 2SA | www.rbooks.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 9780224085236 | Permissions | ‘Aubade’, ‘Church Going’ and ‘Wants’ from Collected Poems by Philip Larkin | edited by Anthony Thwaite (The Marvell Press & Faber and Faber 2003). | Extracts from Changing Daylight by Eugene O’Kelly (© Eugene O’Kelly 2006) | reproduced by kind permission of McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. | The Random House Group Limited supports The Forest Stewardship | Council (FSC), the leading international forest certification organization. All our titles | that are printed on Greenpeace-approved FSC-certified paper carry the FSC logo. | Our paper procurement policy can be found at www.rbooks.co.uk/environment | [FSC logo] | Typeset in Adobe Garamond by Palmpsest Book Production Limited, | Grangemouth, Stirlingshire | Printed and bound in Great Britain by | Clays Ltd, St Ives plc

Collation: 21.3 x 13.7 cm. Pp. [i-vi] 1-250. [i]: ‘Nothing to | be Frightened of | [decorative rule]’. [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 | Translation | IN THE LAND OF PAIN | by Alphonse Daudet’. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘to P.’. [vi]: blank. 1-250: text.

General description: Binding 22.2 x 14.3 cm. Decorative paper boards suggestive of a photo album with title in red lettering and the author’s name in black on the front cover. Deep maroon endpapers. No dust jacket issued.

A History of the World in 10½ Chapters | Uncorrected Proof (Jonathan Cape, 1989)


Notes on this edition: A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. London: Jonathan Cape, 1989. Pp. 310.

Uncorrected Proof in white paper cover with picture of an ark on the front cover and author photo on the back cover. This proof is distinct from the more rare, red uncorrected proof also issued by Jonathan Cape. Provisional publication price and date listed to the back cover: £10.95 | 22 June 1989

The Lemon Table | Uncorrected Proof (Jonathan Cape, 2004)


Notes on this edition: The Lemon Table. London: Jonathan Cape, 2004.  Uncorrected Proof in bright yellow paper wraps with black lettering. Front cover states: “Julian Barnes | THE LEMON | TABLE | [blurb from the Daily Telegraph] | A JONATHAN CAPE UNCORRECTED PROOF”.

A Life with Books (Jonathan Cape, 2012)


Notes on this edition: A Life with Books. London: Jonathan Cape, 2012. Pp. 27. 15 cm x 11 cm. £1.99. ISBN: 9780224097260

Published by Jonathan Cape to celebrate Independent Booksellers Week ( 30 June-7 July 2012). It was sold exclusively in independent bookshops. Proceeds from the sale of this pamphlet were donated to Freedom from Torture: The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture.

Bound in cream paper wraps with red and black lettering. The author and title of the book are embossed, as pictured. The exact number of copies published is estimated by the author to be around 17,000.

The essay was also published in The Guardian.

A History of the World in 10½ Chapters | Uncorrected Proof (Jonathan Cape, 1989; Red Cover)


Notes on this edition: A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. London: Jonathan Cape, 1989. Pp. 310. (20.2 x 13.7 cm).

This uncorrected proof is bound in the standard red paper cover typical of Jonathan Cape proofs during this time period. This proof is not to be confused with the Jonathan Cape proof bound in white with a picture of Noah’s ark on the front. The white proof was intended for wider distribution to reviewers, so is much more common than the red proof featured here.

The front cover states: “Provisional U.K. Publication Price: £10.95 | Provisional U.K. Publication Date: 22 Juen 1989”.

Arthur & George | Uncorrected Proof (Jonathan Cape, 2005)


Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. London: Jonathan Cape, 2005. Pp. 360. Uncorrected proof in light green paper wraps with black text and borders.

Stated to top of the front cover, “A JONATHAN CAPE UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY” and to the bottom front, “THE NEW NOVEL | OUT JULY 2005”.

The back cover lists the Proof ISBN as 022407671X. It also lists a promotional website address that is now defunct.

Publicity sheet folded and placed in the book lists the publication date as 7 July 2005 at £17.99.

Arthur & George | Trade Paperback (Jonathan Cape, 2005)


Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. London: Jonathan Cape, 2005. Pp. 360. ISBN: 0224078771 (“Trade Paperback”).

Jonathan Cape published this paperback edition with redesigned covers as part of an effort to capitalize on the novel’s selection for the Richard & Judy Book Club. Some copies also featured “Richard & Judy” stickers affixed to the front cover.

Unlike an earlier trade paperback (or “airport edition”), this edition features redesigned covers and a smaller text block. Note the lettering to the front cover is embossed, suggesting a stylistic connection to the embossed Jonathan Cape hardback edition. This edition provides a different ISBN number to the copyright page to distinguish it as a separate and distinct trade paperback.

Arthur & George | “Airport” Paperback (Jonathan Cape, 2005)


Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. London: Jonathan Cape, 2005. Pp. 360. ISBN: 0224077821 (“Trade Paperback”).

This edition was published shortly after Jonathan Cape released the first hardback edition. While the copyright pages suggests this is a “Trade Paperback”, the intention was to capitalize on the novel’s popularity by introducing a cheaper edition to select markets, such as airports, while traditional bookstores still carried the hardback edition (i.e. prior to Jonathan Cape’s publication of the regular paperback edition later in 2005). For this reason, the paper covers replicate the Jonathan Cape hardback edition.

Title page appears identical to the hardback edition, and the copyright page states this particular specimen is a fourth printing.

Love, etc. | Uncorrected Proof (Jonathan Cape, 2000)


Notes on this edition: Uncorrected Proof in light green paper cover with black lettering.   ‘JONATHAN CAPE UNCORRECTED BOOK PROOF’ in black along bottom of upper panel. Issued with an orange publicity sheet stating publication information and author bio. Title listed as ‘Love, etc.’ [full stop]. The full stop was later removed in the first edition U.K. hardback. (20.6 x 13.5 cm).

 

The Sense of an Ending (Jonathan Cape, 2011)


Notes on this edition: First edition – London: Jonathan Cape, 2011. £12.99.

Winner of The Man Booker Prize in 2011. Jacket design by Suzanne Dean.

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Title Page: JULIAN BARNES | THE SENSE | OF AN ENDING | [Jonathan Cape device] | JONATHAN CAPE | LONDON

Copyright Page: Published by Jonathan Cape 2011 | 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1 | Copyright © Julian Barnes 2011 | 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 | This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents | either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, | and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, businesses, | companies, events, or locales is entirely coincidental. | While the author has made every effort to provide accurate telephone numbers | and Internet addresses at the time of publication, neither the publisher nor the | author assumes any responsibility for errors, or for changes that occur after | publication. Further, the publisher does not have any control over and does not | assume any responsibility for author or third-party websites or their content. | First published in Great Britain in 2011 by | Jonathan Cape | Random House, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, | London SW1V 2SA | www.vintage-books.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 9780224094153 | The Random House Group Limited supports The Forest Stewardship Council® | (FSC®), the leading international forest certification organisation. All our titles that are | printed on Greenpeace approved FSC® certified paper carry the FSC® logo. Our | paper procurement policy can be found at: | www.randomhouse.co.uk/environment | [FSC® logo] | Typeset in Bembo by Palimpsest Book Production Limited, | Falkirk, Stirlingshire | | Printed and bound in Great Britain by | Clays Ltd, St Ives plc

Collation: 19.7 x 12.8 cm. Pp. [i-vi, 1-2] 3-56 [57-58] 59-150 [151-154]. [i]: ‘THE SENSE | OF AN ENDING’. [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 | Pulse | 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]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘for Pat’. [vi]: blank. [1]: ‘ONE’. [2]: blank. 3-56: text. [57]: ‘TWO’. [58]: blank. 59-150: text. [151-154]: blank.

General description: Binding 20.5 x 13.5 cm. Black cloth boards stamped in gold lettering to spine. Black endpapers. Fore-edge dyed black. Back flap of dust jacket features an author photograph by Alan Edwards.