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.

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Arthur & George (Vintage Canada, 2006)

Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. Toronto: Vintage Canada, 2006. ISBN: 0679314180. First Canadian paperback edition.

Arthur & George | Trade Paperback (Jonathan Cape, 2005)

Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. London: Jonathan Cape, 2005. Pp. 360. ISBN: 0224078771 (“Trade Paperback”).

Jonathan Cape published this paperback edition with redesigned covers as part of an effort to capitalize on the novel’s selection for the Richard & Judy Book Club. Some copies also featured “Richard & Judy” stickers affixed to the front cover.

Unlike an earlier trade paperback (or “airport edition”), this edition features redesigned covers and a smaller text block. Note the lettering to the front cover is embossed, suggesting a stylistic connection to the embossed Jonathan Cape hardback edition. This edition provides a different ISBN number to the copyright page to distinguish it as a separate and distinct trade paperback.

Arthur & George | “Airport” Paperback (Jonathan Cape, 2005)

Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. London: Jonathan Cape, 2005. Pp. 360. ISBN: 0224077821 (“Trade Paperback”).

This edition was published shortly after Jonathan Cape released the first hardback edition. While the copyright pages suggests this is a “Trade Paperback”, the intention was to capitalize on the novel’s popularity by introducing a cheaper edition to select markets, such as airports, while traditional bookstores still carried the hardback edition (i.e. prior to Jonathan Cape’s publication of the regular paperback edition later in 2005). For this reason, the paper covers replicate the Jonathan Cape hardback edition.

Title page appears identical to the hardback edition, and the copyright page states this particular specimen is a fourth printing.

Arthur e George (Rinoceronte, 2006; Galician)

Notes on this edition: Arthur e George. Cangas do Morrazo: Rinoceronte, 2006. Pp. 422. 23 cm. Translated by Xesús Fraga. ISBN: 8493480150. (Galician)

Spine suggests the book is number 5 of the Contemporánea series.

Arthur & George (Vintage International, 2007)

Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. New York: Vintage International, 2007. Pp. 445. 21 cm. ISBN: 9781400097036.

First U.S. paperback edition. Copyright page lists date of publication as “January 2007”.

Amor & etc | Love, etc (ASA, 2002; Portuguese — Portugal)

Notes on this edition: Amor & etc | Love, etc. Portugal: ASA Editores , 2002. Pp. 189. Translated by Helena Cardoso. ISBN: 9789724130545 (Portuguese).

Copyright page lists this specimen as the second edition: “2a Edição”.