The Only Story (London Review Bookshop, 2018; Limited Edition Cloth)


Notes on this edition: The Only Story. London: London Review Bookshop, 2018.

This is the cloth edition of the signed, limited edition in slip case. The limitation pages reads:

A special signed limited
First Edition
of
The Only Story
printed on
Longan Book Wove 150gsm paper.
Numbers 1 to 75 have been quarter-bound
in Harmatan Green 16 goatskin with
Dubletta cloth sides and contain one
facsimile page from the author’s notebook.
25 copies (i to xxv), plus 3 hors 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 book presented here is number 4 of the quarter-bound edition limited to 75 copies.

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


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

 

Arthur & George (London Review Bookshop, 2005; Limited Edition Leather)


Notes on this edition: In 2005, the London Review Bookshop began publishing limited editions in high quality bindings, and they chose Julian Barnes’s novel Arthur & George to inaugurate the series. Overseen by Andrew Stilwell, the London Review Bookshop’s limited editions typically feature two kinds of special bindings (cloth and leather) housed in finely constructed slip cases.

From the limitation page:

A special signed limited First Edition of Arthur & George, of which one hundred and twenty-five have been quarter-bound in cloth and numbered 1 to 125, and twenty-five quarter-bound in leather and numbered i to xxv.

The patterned boards are from a design by Enid Marx for The Curwen Press. The book has been bound and slipcased by The Fine Bindery, Wellingborough, Northants.

The edition pictured above is number xiv of xxv, bound in quarter leather.

The Guardian briefly discussed the new limited edition series on 2 July 2005.

Arthur & George (London Review Bookshop, 2005; Limited Edition Cloth)


Notes on this edition: In 2005, the London Review Bookshop began publishing limited editions in high quality bindings, and they chose Julian Barnes’s novel Arthur & George to inaugurate the series. Overseen by Andrew Stilwell, the London Review Bookshop’s limited editions typically feature two kinds of special bindings (cloth and leather) housed in finely constructed slip cases.

From the limitation page:

A special signed limited First Edition of Arthur & George, of which one hundred and twenty-five have been quarter-bound in cloth and numbered 1 to 125, and twenty-five quarter-bound in leather and numbered i to xxv.

The patterned boards are from a design by Enid Marx for The Curwen Press. The book has been bound and slipcased by The Fine Bindery, Wellingborough, Northants.

The edition pictured above is number 43 of 125, bound in quarter cloth.

The Guardian briefly discussed the new limited edition series on 2 July 2005.