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.

Man Booker at Birkbeck: Julian Barnes | Promotional Card (2017)


Notes on this item: Promotional card for an event titled, “Man Booker at Birkbeck: Julian Barnes”. The event took place on Monday, 27 November 2017 at Birkbeck University of London, and featured Julian Barnes in conversation with Professor Russell Celyn Jones. Sponsored by the Man Booker Prize Foundation.

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.

Descriptive Bibliography: 

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.

Flaubert’s Parrot (Jonathan Cape, 1984)


Notes on this Edition: Published by Jonathan Cape in 1984, Barnes’s third literary novel Flaubert’s Parrot was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. After being nominated for the Booker Prize, some copies of the first edition were issued with a red wrap-around band announcing the nomination.

Several errant dust jackets were produced that were slightly darker in tone. Some of these jackets were distributed with review copies, but the rest were pulped in favor of the corrected jacket. The darker toned jacket is featured below next to the corrected jacket to emphasize the tone differences.


Descriptive Bibliography: First edition – London: Jonathan Cape, 1984. £8.50. Print run: 3000.

Title Page: JULIAN BARNES | [double rule line] | Flaubert’s | Parrot | [Jonathan Cape device] | JONATHAN CAPE | THIRTY BEDFORD SQUARE LONDON

Copyright Page: First published 1984 | Copyright © by Julian Barnes 1984 | Jonathan Cape Ltd, 30 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3EL | British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data | Barnes, Julian | Flaubert’s Parrot. | I. Title | 823’.914[F]  PR6052.A6657 | ISBN 0-224-02222-9 | ‘Flaubert’s Parrot’ was first published | in the London Review of Books, | and ‘Emma Bovary’s Eyes’ first appeared, | in an edited form, in Granta. | Printed in Great Britain by | Ebenezer Baylis and Son Limited | The Trinity Press, Worcester and London

Collation: 21.5 x 13.7 cm. Pp. [1-10] 11-190 [191-192]. [1]: ‘Flaubert’s | Parrot’. [2]: ‘by the same author | METROLAND | BEFORE SHE MET ME’. [3]: title page. [4]: copyright page. [5]: ‘To Pat’. [6]: blank. [7]: epigraph. [8]: ‘Note | I am grateful to James Fenton and the Salamander Press for per- | mission to reprint the lines from ‘A German Requiem’ on page 115. | The translations in this book are by Geoffrey Braithwaite; though he | would have been lost without the impeccable example of Francis | Steegmuller. | J.B.’. [9]: [contents]. [10]: blank. 11-190: text. [191-192]: blank.

General description: Binding 22.2 x 14.5 cm. Green cloth boards, gold blocked on spine. White endpapers. White dust jacket lettered in black. Cover image ‘Félicité Sleeping with Parrot’ by David Hockney. Photograph of the author on back flap. A small number of copies were issued in a first-state dust jacket with a misprinted color illustration.