A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Picador, 2005; Rejacketed)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. London: Picador, 2005. Pp. 372 [373] + [3]. 19.7 x 12.9 cm. ISBN: 0330313991.

Picador reissued their edition of A History of the World in 10½ Chapters with new cover art at the same time they reissued Barnes’s other books. While the copyright page does not state the date, the rejacketed editions were issued in 2005. This printing is the 37th printing.

Author photograph by Ellen Warner.

Staring at the Sun (Picador, 2005; Rejacketed)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Staring at the Sun. London: Picador, 2005. 195 + [7]. 19.7 x 12.9 cm. ISBN: 0330299301.

Picador reissued their edition of Staring at the Sun with new cover art at the same time they reset Barnes’s other books. While the copyright page does not state the date, the rejacketed editions were issued in 2005. The pagination remains the same as in earlier Picador editions of this novel. This printing is the 24th printing.

Author photograph by Ellen Warner.

Before She Met Me (Picador, 2005; Rejacketed)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Before She Met Me. London: Picador, 2005. Pp. 212 + [2]. 19.7 x 12.9 cm. ISBN: 0330300059.

Picador reset the type for this edition in 1995. They also created new cover art for this 2005 reissue. The pagination varies from the earlier Picador/Pavanne edition (1983). This is the 22nd printing.

Author photograph by Ellen Warner.

Metroland (Picador, 2005; Rejacketed)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Metroland. London: Picador, 2005. Pp. 214 + [2]. 19.7 x 12.9 cm. ISBN: 0330313819.

Picador reset the type for this edition in 1995. They also created new cover art for this 2005 reissue. The pagination varies from the earlier Picador edition (1990). The books each carry the same ISBN. This is the 20th printing.

Author photograph by Ellen Warner.

A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Picador, 1990; Rejacketed)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. London: Picador, 1990. Pp. 309 + [3]. 19.6 x 12.8 cm. ISBN: 0330313991.

Picador reissued this redesigned (or “rejacketed”) printing of Barnes’s novel. This is stated as the 31st edition. The text pagination is the same earlier Picador printings. The exact date of this reissue is uncertain, but the list of titles ends with Letters from London 1990-1995, so the printing was issued after 1996.

A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Picador, 1990)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. London: Picador, 1990. Pp. 309 + [3]. 19.5 x 12.8 cm. ISBN: 0330313991.

Julian Barnes’s novel went through numerous printings with Picador. The first set of photos is for the 4th printing. Below is the 21st printing with variations to the sales price and small changes to the cover text. The text block for each printing remains the same.

“1981” | 21: 21 Picador Authors Celebrate 21 Years of International Writing (Picador, 1993; Paperback)


Notes on this edition: “1981” by Julian Barnes. Published in 21: 21 Picador Authors Celebrate 21 Years of International Writing.  London: Picador, 1993. Pp. 281 + [3]. 19.7 x 13.1 cm. ISBN: 0330331329. (Paperback with French flaps).

Also published in hardback.

Contributors include:

1972: Oliver Sacks
1973: Patrick McCabe
1974: Graham Swift
1975: Russell Hoban
1976: Ian McEwan
1977: Charles Nicholl
1978: Caryl Phillips
1979: Jim Crace
1980: Candia McWilliam
1981: Julian Barnes
1982: Clive James
1983: Edmund White
1984: Mark Lawson
1985: Tama Janowitz
1986: David Profumohard
1987: Colm Tóibín
1988: Christopher Hope
1989: Rober McLiam Wilson
1990: Norman Lewis
1991: Kathy Lette
1992: Tariq Ali

The Wild Blue Yonder (Picador, 1997)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Fear of Flying.” The Wild Blue Yonder: The Picador Book of Aviation. Edited by Graham Coster. London: Picador, 1997. Pp. 280. 22.2 x 14.1 cm. ISBN: 0330330292.

Julian Barnes’s contribution, an excerpt from his novel Staring at the Sun, appears on pp. [253]-255.

A Motor-Flight through France | Edith Wharton (Picador, 1995)


Notes on this edition: Edith Wharton. A Motor-Flight through France. London: Picador, 1995. Pp. 195 + [3]. 19 x 12.8 cm. ISBN: 9780330343978.

Julian Barnes wrote the introduction to this collection by Edith Wharton (pp. 1-14). Part of the Picador Travel Classics series.

Something to Declare | Uncorrected Proof (Picador, 2002)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Something to Declare. London: Picador, 2002. 304 + [8]. 20.6 x 14.4 cm.

Uncorrected Proof of Julian Barnes’s essay collection Something to Declare. Published with color card wraps reproducing a painting by Howard Hodgkin with black and white lettering. ‘PICADOR UNCORRECTED BOUND PROOF’ in black at the top of the upper panel. Quote from Joanna Trollope on upper panel. Lower panel and spine are blue with white lettering.

Publication date listed as ’11/01/02′ with a provisional price of £7.99.

This is the first of two Picador proofs issued for this book. This color cover was followed by an uncorrected proof bound in white wrappers at a later date.