Citronbordet (Tiderne Skifter, 2006; Danish)


Notes on this edition: Citronbordet. København: Tiderne Skifter, 2006. Pp. 241. 22 cm. Translated by Claus Bech. ISBN: 9788779731349. (Danish)

Arthur & George (Mercure de France, 2007; French)


Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. Paris: Mercure de France, 2007. Pp. 552. Translated by Jean-Pierre Aoustin. ISBN: 9782715226128.

French translation paperbound in blue wraps with illustrated dust jacket, as shown.

Arthur & George | Advance Reader’s Edition (Alfred A. Knopf, 2005)


Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. [Title page lists the date as 2006, but this edition was printed and distributed in 2005.]

“Advance Reader’s Edition” in decorative paper cover for distribution to reviewers and booksellers. Top of the front cover clearly labels the book “ADVANCE READER’S EDITION”, whereas the bottom of the inside front cover states, “UNCORRECTED PROOF · NOT FOR SALE”. Booksellers may list this edition as either an “advance reader’s copy” or “uncorrected proof”, but it is not to be confused with the uncorrected proof in blue wraps that received more limited distribution.

Back cover features a letter to “Colleagues” from Sonny Mehta, editor in chief at Knopf. Spine states date of publication for the hardback edition as “JANUARY 2006”.

Arthur & George | Uncorrected Proof (Alfred A. Knopf, 2005; Blue Wraps)


Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. Uncorrected Proof in blue wraps distributed selectively prior to publication. This proof varies from the Alfred A. Knopf “Advance Reader’s Edition” with decorative wrappers distributed to reviewers. Title page states “2006”, but listed here as printed in 2005, because the hardback edition this proof promotes was published in January 2006, and this edition preceded the hardback.

Cover in blue with black lettering. Front cover states: “Julian Barnes | His New Novel | Arthur & George | Shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction 2005 | ALFRED A. KNOPF [publisher’s device] PUBLISHERS, NEW YORK | · PUBLICATION DATE  16 January 2006    · PRICE $24.95 | ANNOUNCED FIRST PRINTING: 100,000 COPIES | [line rule] | THIS IS AN UNCORRECTED PROOF | It should not be quoted without comparison with the finished book | FOR MORE INFORMATION: 212-572-2104 | knopfpublicity@randomhouse.com

Back cover lists cities for an author tour, but the locations subsequently changed prior to the finalized itinerary.

Arthur & George | Uncorrected Proof (Random House Canada, 2005)


Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. Toronto: Random House Canada, 2005. Uncorrected proof copy in cream paper wraps.

Cover states: “OCTOBER 2005 | $34.95 · CLOTH · 400 PAGES · 6¼ x 9¼ | 0-679-31417-2 · FICTION”

Arthur & George (Editorial Anagrama, 2007; Spanish)


Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. Barcelona: Editorial Anagrama, 2007. Pp. 523. 22 cm. Translated by Jaime Zulaika. ISBN: 9788433971227. (Spanish).

This specimen is a second printing of the Spanish edition of Arthur & George. It includes a blue promotional band wrapped around the cover stating “2a edición” with blurbs from reviews in white lettering.

Arthur & George | Uncorrected Proof (Jonathan Cape, 2005)


Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. London: Jonathan Cape, 2005. Pp. 360. Uncorrected proof in light green paper wraps with black text and borders.

Stated to top of the front cover, “A JONATHAN CAPE UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY” and to the bottom front, “THE NEW NOVEL | OUT JULY 2005”.

The back cover lists the Proof ISBN as 022407671X. It also lists a promotional website address that is now defunct.

Publicity sheet folded and placed in the book lists the publication date as 7 July 2005 at £17.99.

The Lemon Table (Vintage International, 2005)


Notes on this edition: The Lemon Table. New York: Vintage International, 2005. Pp. 241. 21 cm. ISBN: 1400076501.

Copyright page states this is the “FIRST VINTAGE INTERNATIONAL EDITION, May 2005”.

Short stories included in this volume include:

  • A Short History of Hairdressing
  • The Story of Mats Israelson
  • The Things You Know
  • Hygiene
  • The Revival
  • Vigilance
  • Bark
  • Knowing French
  • Appetite
  • The Fruit Cage
  • The Silence

La table citron | The Lemon Table (Mercure de France, 2006; French)


Notes on this edition: La table citron | The Lemon Table. Paris: Mercure de France, 2006. Pp. 252. 21 cm. Translated by Jean-Pierre Aoustin. ISBN: 2715225180. (French).

Published in January 2006, this edition features a promotional, paper band with an image of lemons.

Uit het raam: essays | Through the Window (Atlas Contact, 2012; Dutch)


Notes on this edition: Uit het raam: essays | Through the Window: Seventeen Essays (and one short story). Amsterdam: Atlas Contact, 2012. Pp. 288. 21 cm. ISBN: 9789045019314. (Dutch).

Atlas Contact published the Dutch edition of Through the Window approximately two months prior to the first British edition, making the Dutch edition the first printed appearance of the collection.

Note: In the pictured specimen, the title page has been altered to remove a lengthy, personal inscription.

Visit the Atlas website: http://www.atlascontact.nl/auteur/julian-barnes/