Duffy | Uncorrected Proof (Orion Books, 2014)


Notes on this edition: Dan Kavanagh. Duffy. London: Orion Books, 2014. Pp. 194 + [6]. 19.7 x 12.8 cm.

Uncorrected proof of Dan Kavanagh’s first novel, reissued by Orion Books in 2014. Orion produced both a hardback and a paperback edition. They also published the other titles written by Barnes’s pseudonym Dan Kavanagh, including Fiddle City, Putting the Boot In, and Going to the Dogs.

This copy signed by Julian Barnes as Dan Kavanagh.

Duffy | Uncorrected Proof (Jonathan Cape, 1980)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Duffy. London: Jonathan Cape, 1980. Pp. 180 [181] + [3]. 20 x 13.8 cm.

Uncorrected Proof in red wraps with black lettering. Inscribed by Julian Barnes in fountain ink and as his pseudonym Dan Kavanagh in ballpoint. Inserted into the proof is a letter to Barnes from Marilyn Edwards at Jonathan Cape stating, “I have just discovered one solitary proof of DUFFY that I thought you might like to have as they can be useful and anyway they are nice things to have.”

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.

Duffy (Orion Books, 2014; Hardback)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Duffy. London: Orion Books, 2014. Pp. 192 + [10]. 22.2 x 14.1 cm. ISBN: 9781409150176.

Orion Books republished all four Dan Kavanagh novels in hardback and paperback. This is the Orion hardback edition of the first Kavanagh novel Duffy, originally published by Jonathan Cape (1980).

“Eating Out” by Basil Seal (Tatler, May 1982)


Notes on this edition: “Eating Out” by Basil Seal. Tatler, vol. 277, no. 4, May 1982. Pp. 12.

In the early 1980s, Julian Barnes wrote a series of restaurant reviews for Tatler under the pseudonym of Basil Seal. This issue is signed by Julian Barnes to his bibliographer.

Duffy (Haffmans, 1988; German)


Notes on this edition: Dan Kavanagh. Duffy. Zürich: Haffmans Verlag, 1988. Pp. 237 + [3]. 18 x 10.7 cm. Translated by Willi Winkler. ISBN: 3251010077. (German).

Haffmans TaschenBuch 7.

Das Winterlesebuch | “Der 50-Pence-Nikolaus” (Wilhelm Heyne, 1999; German)


Notes on this edition: Das Winterlesebuch: Geschichten für lange Winterabende. Wilhelm Heyne, 1999. Pp. 377 + [7]. 18 x 11.5 cm. ISBN: 3453161416. (German).

Reprints Dan Kavanagh’s short story “Der 50-Pence-Nikolaus” (translated by Gertraude Krueger): pp. 57-[64]. Originally published in Time Out magazine.

Fiddle City | Uncorrected Proof (Jonathan Cape, 1981; Author’s Copy)


Notes on this edition: Fiddle City. London: Jonathan Cape, 1981.

This uncorrected proof is from Julian Barnes’s personal collection. Printed by “Rowland Phototypesetting”, these galley proofs are printed on one side of each sheet, two pages per page, landscape format.

Packaged in an envelope along with the author’s uncorrected page proofs for Dan Kavanagh’s Putting the Boot In.

Putting the Boot In | Unbound Proof (Jonathan Cape, 1985; Author’s Copy)


Notes on this edition: Putting the Boot In. London: Jonathan Cape, 1985.

This unbound, loose sheet galley proof is from Julian Barnes’s personal collection. Printed on one side of each sheet, the pages show crop marks for future sizing.

Packaged in an envelope along with the author’s uncorrected page proofs for Dan Kavanagh’s Fiddle City.

Die Duffy-Krimis | Omnibus Edition (Haffmans, 1995; German)


Notes on this edition: Die Duffy-Krimis. Zürich: Haffmans, 1995. Pp. 712 [713] + [7]. 21.5 x 13.1 cm. ISBN: 3251002821. (German).

German omnibus edition of Julian Barnes’s pseudonymous crime novels written as Dan Kavanagh. The novels included are:

Duffy — translated by Willi Winkler
Schieber-City — translated by Michael Bodmer
Abblocken — translated by Verena Schröder
Vor die Hunde gehen — translated by Willi Winkler