Dan Kavanagh Photo | Rate Card (London Review of Books, 1989)


Notes on this item: Dan Kavanagh Photo. Advertisement Rate Card, London Review of Books, 1989. 20.9 x 14.8 cm.

This London Review of Books advertisement rate card features a photo of Dan Kavanagh (Julian Barnes’s pseudonym) by Tim O’Sullivan.

A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Jonathan Cape, 1989; Promotional Poster)


Notes on this item: Promotional Poster for A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. Jonathan Cape, 1989.

Large format promotional poster featuring the cover art for the Jonathan Cape edition of Julian Barnes’s novel A History of the World in 10½ Chapters.

Het tumult van de tijd | The Noise of Time (Atlas, 2016; Promotional Poster)


Notes on this item: Promotional poster for Het tumult van de tijd | The Noise of Time issued by Atlas in 2016. Julian Barnes traveled to several bookstores to promote the Dutch edition of his novel, and this poster was taken from one of the bookstores. 38.5 x 27.3 cm. (Dutch).

Postcard | Flaubert’s Parrot (Jonathan Cape, 1984)


Notes on this item: Postcard promoting Julian Barnes’s novel Flaubert’s Parrot (Jonathan Cape, 1984). The postcard features a black and white reproduction of David Hockney’s Felicité Sleeping.

Promotional Placard | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Alfred A. Knopf, 1989)


Notes on this item: Promotional placard advertising Julian Barnes’s novel A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (43 x 33 cm.).

This advertisement was intended to stand on display in a book store upon the publication of the novel by Alfred A. Knopf in 1989. The advertisement was acquired by a book store employee who kept it in storage for 20+ years before selling it.

Julian Barnes states that he used to have a copy of this placard in his study, but it remains unclear exactly how many placards were produced for promotional purposes.

Eine Geschichte der Welt in 10½ Kapiteln | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Haffmans Verlag, 1990; German; Promotional Excerpt)


Notes on this edition: Eine Geschichte der Welt in 10½ Kapiteln | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. Zürich: Haffmans Verlag, 1990. Pp. 103 [104]. 21.5 x 13.2 cm. Translated by Gertraude Krueger. ISBN: 3251001620. (German).

Paperback, promotional excerpt from the novel. Published the same year as the first German hardback (1990), this exemplar does not reprint the entire text, but has the same ISBN.

Mutfaktaki Tarifbaz | The Pedant in the Kitchen (Çiya Yayınları, 2011; Turkish)


Notes on this edition: Mutfaktaki Tarifbaz | The Pedant in the Kitchen. Istanbul: Çiya Yayınları, 2011. Pp. 128. 19.9 x 12.5 cm. Translated by Özcan Kabakçıoğlu. ISBN: 9786056170911. (Turkish).

Inserted in the book is a promotional bookmark, as pictured. Illustrations by Joe Berger, as in the first English edition (2003).

Zamanın Gürültüsü | The Noise of Time (Ayrıntı Yayınları, 2016; Turkish)


Notes on this edition: Zamanın Gürültüsü | The Noise of Time. Istanbul: Ayrıntı Yayınları, 2016. Pp. 191 + [1]. 19.5 x 13 cm. Translated by Serdar Rifat Kırkoğlu. ISBN: 9786053140849. (Turkish).

Below, a promotional bookmark issued by the publisher.

Man Booker at Birkbeck: Julian Barnes | Promotional Card (2017)


Notes on this item: Promotional card for an event titled, “Man Booker at Birkbeck: Julian Barnes”. The event took place on Monday, 27 November 2017 at Birkbeck University of London, and featured Julian Barnes in conversation with Professor Russell Celyn Jones. Sponsored by the Man Booker Prize Foundation.

The Borzoi Reader (Alfred A. Knopf, Spring 2001)


Notes on this edition: The Borzoi Reader. Alfred A. Knopf, Spring 2001. Complimentary promotional item containing information and an excerpt from Julian Barnes’s novel Love, etc. published by Alfred A. Knopf. Barnes’s excerpt appears on pages 22-23. Also includes quote from Barnes’s editor at Knopf Gary Fisketjon.