El Perfeccionista en la cocina | The Pedant in the Kitchen (Anagrama, 2006; Spanish; 2nd printing)


Notes on this edition: El Perfeccionista en la cocina | The Pedant in the Kitchen. Barcelona: Anagrama, 2006. Pp. 131. Translated by Jaime Zulaika. ISBN: 8433971018. (Spanish).

This copy is a 2nd printing from “septiembre 2006”.

Mirando al sol | Starting at the Sun (Anagrama, 1987; Spanish; 2nd printing)


Notes on this edition: Mirando al sol | Starting at the Sun. Barcelona: Anagrama, 1987). Pp. 207. 20 cm. Translated by Agustín Tena. ISBN: 8433931113. (Spanish).

This is the second printing from “noviembre 1987”. The first printing was issued in “octubre 1987”.

Mirando al sol | Starting at the Sun (Anagrama, 1987; Spanish)


Notes on this edition: Mirando al sol | Starting at the Sun. Barcelona: Anagrama, 1987). Pp. 207. 20 cm. Translated by Agustín Tena. ISBN: 8433931113. (Spanish).

First Spanish edition.

Arthur & George (Vintage Books, 2006)


Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. London: Vintage Books, 2006. Pp. 505. 19.7 cm. ISBN: 978-099-492733.

This first edition Vintage paperback looks very similar to the first trade paperback issued by Jonathan Cape in 2005. The front and back covers share the same art design and text, with subtle changes in price and publisher where necessary. The title and copyright pages distinguish the two editions, as each notes the specific publisher.

My Oedipus Complex and Other Stories by Frank O’Connor (Penguin Books, 2005; Introduction)


Notes on this edition: O’Connor, Frank. My Oedipus Complex and Other Stories. London: Penguin Books, 2005. Pp. 361. 20 cm. ISBN: 9780141187877.

Introduction by Julian Barnes on pages vii-xiii.

Arthur & George (Alfred A. Knopf, 2006; Book Club Paperback)


Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. Pp. 388.

This paperback edition was issued prior to the first Vintage paperback edition. Appears to be a book club edition, though no indication of this appears on the text, outside of a white box with the number “1203201” to the bottom right corner on the back cover. This echoes the same white box with the number “1198165” that appears on the dust jacket of the hardback book club edition. As with that edition, no publication date is indicated on the title page, and the copyright page only lists the original copyright date of 2005. As this paperback features the same artwork as the Alfred A. Knopf hardback book club edition (2006), along with identical blurbs to the back cover.

The Only Story | Uncorrected Proof (Alfred A. Knopf, 2018)


Notes on this edition: The Only Story. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2018. Pp. 254.

Uncorrected Proof featuring jacket design by Carol Devine Carson. Preliminary price set at $25.95. Back cover states, “TO BE PUBLISHED BY KNOPF IN APRIL 2018 | FIRST PRINTING: 75,000”.

England, England (Vintage International, 2000)


Notes on this edition: England, England. New York: Vintage International, 2000. Pp. 275. 22 cm. ISBN: 0375705503.

Letters from London | Uncorrected Proof (Picador, 1995)


Notes on this edition: Letters from London 1990-1995. London: Picador, 1995. Pp. 334. (20.5 x 14.3 cm).

Uncorrected Proof in white card wraps with black lettering. Author photo on front by Jillian Edelstein.  ‘UNCORRECTED BOOK PROOF’ in black near bottom of back cover. 

The first state of this proof lists the provisional publication date as ’21 April 1995′, but a later state carries a corrective sticker listing the publication date as ‘7 April’.

The Only Story | Uncorrected Proof (Jonathan Cape, 2018)


Notes on this edition: The Only Story. London: Jonathan Cape, 2018. Pp. 213. Uncorrected Proof.

Distributed in 2017 in advance anticipation of the publication of The Only Story by Jonathan Cape. Publication date stated as ’01 February 2018′ at a price of £14.99.