“U” | Hockney’s Alphabet (Random House, 1991)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “U” in Hockney’s Alphabet. Edited by Stephen Spender. New York: Random House, 1991. Pp. 92 + [4]. 39.4 x 23.3 cm. ISBN: 067941066x.

Drawings by David Hockney with written contributions by Julian Barnes, Ian McEwan, Martin Amis, Kazuo Ishiguro, John Updike, Susan Sontag, Seamus Heaney, Craig Raine, and others. Each author addresses a letter from the alphabet.

Julian Barnes’s contribution appears on page 71-72.

“The proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit the American Friends of AIDS Crisis Trust and be used to support AIDS research and services to people with AIDS.”

The book was also published in deluxe and special editions.

The Esquire Book of Sports Writing (Penguin, 1995)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes & Martin Amis. “The Grudge Match”. The Esquire Book of Sports Writing. Edited by Greg Williams. London: Penguin, 1995. Pp. 229 [230]. 19.7 x 12.9 cm. ISBN: 0140251243.

The entire entry runs from pp. 117-[124] with Julian  Barnes’s specific contribution on pp. 121-[124]. Originally published in Esquire Magazine in 1991.

Bruce Chatwin, Martin Amis, Julian Barnes: A Bibliography of Their First Editions (Colophon Press Bibliography Series, No. 2, 1992)

Notes on this edition: David Rees – Bruce Chatwin, Martin Amis, Julian Barnes: A Bibliography of Their First Editions. London: Colophon Press, 1992. Pp. 24. ISBN (numbered edition): 1874122024; (lettered edition): 1874122032.

An early bibliography of Julian Barnes’s works from Metroland to Talking It Over, including his novels written under the pseudonym Dan Kavanagh.

Number 2 in the Colophon Press Bibliography Series, published on 14 February 1992. Published in an edition of 250 numbered copies, with an additional 26 signed copies lettered A-Z.