The Sense of an Ending | Man Booker Shortlist Leather Bound (Author’s Copy)


Notes on this edition: Each author shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize receives a specially bound edition created by a Designer Bookbinders Fellow. The bookbinder designs and completes the edition in 4-5 weeks, and authors are presented with their special editions on the evening of the Man Booker award ceremony.

Julian Barnes’s The Sense of an Ending was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2011, and this special edition was bound by Philip Smith. Photographed from Julian Barnes’s personal collection.

For more information about the Designer Bookbinders, please visit their website.

England, England | Man Booker Shortlist Leather Bound (Author’s Copy)


Notes on this edition: Each author shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize receives a specially bound edition created by a Designer Bookbinders Fellow. The bookbinder designs and completes the edition in 4-5 weeks, and authors are presented with their special editions on the evening of the Man Booker award ceremony.

Julian Barnes’s England, England was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 1998, and this special edition was bound by Ann Thornton. Photographed from Julian Barnes’s personal collection.

For more information about the Designer Bookbinders, please visit their website.

Arthur & George | Man Booker Shortlist Leather Bound (Author’s Copy)


Notes on this edition: Each author shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize receives a specially bound edition created by a Designer Bookbinders Fellow. The bookbinder designs and completes the edition in 4-5 weeks, and authors are presented with their special editions on the evening of the Man Booker award ceremony.

Julian Barnes’s Arthur & George was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2005, and this special edition was bound by Lester Capon. Photographed from Julian Barnes’s personal collection.

For more information about the Designer Bookbinders, please visit their website.

Candide, or, Optimism (Folio Society, 2016; Signed Edition)


Notes on this edition: Voltaire. Candide, or, Optimism. London: Folio Society, 2016. Pp. 202. 26.6 x 22.6 cm.

Translated by Tobias Smollett. Introduction by Julian Barnes. Illustrated by Quentin Blake.

Leather edition signed by Quentin Blake in an edition of 25 copies (not for sale to the public).

The limitation page states:

“THIS EDITION OF CANDIDE HAS BEEN TYPESET IN GARAMOND AT THE FOLIO SOCIETY, AND PRINTED ON MODIGLIANI PAPER BY GRAMMLICH, PLIEZHAUSEN, GERMANY. THE BINDING BY BELTZ FINE BOOKS, BAD LANGENSALZA, GERMANY, IS IN FULL NIGERIAN GOATSKIN LEATHER BLOCKED WITH A DESIGN BY THE ARTIST. THE EDITION IS LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES FOR SALE TO MEMBERS OF THE FOLIO SOCIETY, AND 25 LETTERED COPIES WHICH ARE NOT FOR SALE.”

ФЛОБЕРОВИОТ ПАПАГАЛ | Flaubert’s Parrot (Magor Publishing, 2013; Macedonian)


Notes on this edition: ФЛОБЕРОВИОТ ПАПАГАЛ | Flaubert’s Parrot. Skopje: Magor Publishing, 2013. Pp. 201 + [7]. 20.7 x 14 cm. Translated by Марщ а Цонс. ISBN: 9786082231457. (Macedonian).