Staring at the Sun | Uncorrected Proof (Jonathan Cape, 1986)


Notes on this edition: Staring at the Sun. London: Jonathan Cape, 1986. Uncorrected Proof in brown, white and orange pictorial wraps. Image is similar to the final dust jacket. White lettering, except ‘UNCORRECTED PROOF’ in black along bottom. (20.7 x 13.8 cm).

Provisional U.K. publication date set for 18 September 1986, for a provisional price of £9.95.

Staring at the Sun (Marlies Louwes, 1997)


Notes on this edition: Staring at the Sun. Groningen: Marlies Louwes, 1997. Pp. [12].

Limited, letterpress edition of the opening section of Julian Barnes’s novel Staring at the Sun. This pamphlet features artwork by Marlies Louwes. The colophon states: ‘Typeset in Bembo and Printed in 40 copies on Zerkall-Bütten.’ Text reprinted with the author’s permission. Yellow paper cover. (11.7 x 18.5 cm).

A napba nézve | Staring at the Sun (Ulpius-ház, 2002; Hungarian)


Notes on this edition: A napba nézve | Staring at the Sun. Budapest: Ulpius-ház, 2002. Pp. 305. 21 cm. Translated by Lukács Laura. ISBN: 9789639475052. (Hungarian)

The Pedant in the Kitchen (Atlantic Books, 2013)


Notes on this edition: The Pedant in the Kitchen. London: Atlantic Books, 2013. Pp. 160. 19.8 cm. ISBN: 9781782390947. £7.99.

Reissued paperback with new cover art and an introduction by Mark Hix.

Pulse (Vintage Books, 2011)


Notes on this edition: Pulse. London: Vintage Books, 2011. Pp. 240. ISBN: 9780099552475.

Stories included: East wind | At Phil & Joanna’s 1: 60/40 | Sleeping with John Updike | At Phil & Joanna’s 2: marmalade | Gardeners’ world | At Phil & Joanna’s 3: look, no hands | Trespass | At Phil & Joanna’s 4: one in five | Marriage lines | The Limner | Complicity | Harmony | Carcassonne | Pulse

Letters from London 1990-1995 (Picador, 1995)


Notes on this edition: First edition – London: Picador, 1995. £6.99.

Descriptive Bibliography:

Title Page: JULIAN BARNES | Letters from London | 1990-1995 | PICADOR

Copyright Page: [Picador device] | First published 1995 by Picador | an imprint of Macmillan General Books | Cavaye Place London SW10 9PG | and Basingstroke | Associated companies throughout the world | ISBN 0 330 34116 2 | Copyright © Julian Barnes 1995 | The right of Julian Barnes to be identified as the | author of this work has been asserted by him in accordance | with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. | The author and publishers gratefully acknowledge the following for permission | to reproduce previously published material: Faber and Faber for part of | ‘Bridge for the Living’ by Philip Larkin, from The Collected Poems of Philip Larkin, | edited by Anthony Thwaite; Weidenfeld and Nicholson for Alan Clark’s Diaries; | and HarperCollins for Margaret Thatcher: The Downing Street Years. | All rights reserved. No reproduction, copy or transmission | of this publication may be made without written permission. | No paragraph of this publication may be reproduced, copied | or transmitted save with written permission or in accordance | with the provisions of the Copyright Act 1956 (as amended). | Any person who does any unauthorized act in relation to | this publication may be liable to criminal prosecution | and civil claims for damages. | 1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2 | A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from | the British Library | Typeset by CentraCet Limited, Cambridge | Printed by Mackays of Chatham plc, Kent | This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, | by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, re-sold, 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.

Collation: 19.5 x 12.8 cm. Pp. [i-vi] vii-xvi 1-352. [i]: ‘Letters from London | 1990-1995’. [ii]: ‘Other books by Julian Barnes in Picador | 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’. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘to Jay and Helen’. [vi]: blank. vii-viii: contents. ix-xvi: preface. 1-352: text.

General description: Binding 19.5 x 13.1 cm. White card wrappers with French flaps. Lettered in black and red with multiple color images reflecting content of essays (chess piece, stamp, pictures of the Royal Family, etc.). Red endpapers. Cover photographs by Andrew Heaps. Author photograph by Gillian Edelstein [sic; Jillian Edelstein] on back flap.

התוכי של פלובר | Flaubert’s Parrot (Zmora-Bitan, 2005 Hebrew)


Notes on this edition: התוכי של פלובר | Flaubert’s Parrot. Tel Aviv: Zmora-Bitan, 2005. Pp. 240. 21 cm. Translated by מאיר ויזלטיר. (Hebrew).

Arthur & George (Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2017; German)


Notes on this edition: Arthur & George.  Cologne: Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2017. Pp. 599. Translated by Gertraude Krueger. ISBN: 9783462050301. (German).

Paperback edition labelled as “KiWi 1539” on preliminary page and to the top of the spine.

El ruido del tiempo | The Noise of Time (Editorial Anagrama, 2016; Spanish)


Notes on this edition: El ruido del tiempo | The Noise of Time. Barcelona: Editorial Anagrama, 2016. Pp. 199. 22 cm. Translated by Jaime Zulaika. ISBN: 9788433979551. (Spanish).

The example featured above is the second printing of the Spanish translation of Julian Barnes’s novel The Noise of Time. It features a red wrap-around promotional band that also states the copy is a second edition.

The example below is the third printing of the same edition. In addition to the copyright page, the promotional band also states the edition.

Buka Vremena | The Noise of Time (Opus Gradna, 2017; Croatian)


Notes on this edition: Buka Vremena | The Noise of Time. Zagreb: Opus Gradna, 2017. Pp. 176. Translated by Bartol Fuchs. ISBN: 9789538124037. (Croatian).