“Hamlet in the Wild West” (Index on Censorship, 1994)


Notes on this edition: “Hamlet in the Wild West.” (Short Story). Index on Censorship, vol. 23, issue 4/5, September/October 1994. Pp. 100-103.

This copy features signatures by Julian Barnes and A.S. Byatt to their respective short stories.

Pulse (Vintage Books, 2011)


Notes on this edition: Pulse. London: Vintage Books, 2011. Pp. 240. ISBN: 9780099552475.

Stories included: East wind | At Phil & Joanna’s 1: 60/40 | Sleeping with John Updike | At Phil & Joanna’s 2: marmalade | Gardeners’ world | At Phil & Joanna’s 3: look, no hands | Trespass | At Phil & Joanna’s 4: one in five | Marriage lines | The Limner | Complicity | Harmony | Carcassonne | Pulse

Polsslag | Pulse (Uitgeverij Atlas, 2011; Dutch)


Notes on this edition: Polsslag | Pulse. Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Atlas, 2011. Pp. 252. 21 cm. Translated by Ronald Vlek. ISBN: 9789045018607. (Dutch).

The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories | “One of a Kind” (Penguin, 1988)


Notes on this edition: “One of a Kind” by Julian Barnes. The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories. Edited with an introduction by Malcolm Bradbury. London: Penguin, 1988.

Julian Barnes’s short story “One of a Kind” is published on pages 400-406. In this example, Barnes has signed his entry. Formerly from the library of book collector Rolland Comstock.

Cross Channel | Uncorrected Proof (Jonathan Cape, 1996)


Notes on this edition: Cross Channel: Stories. London: Jonathan Cape, 1996.

Uncorrected Proof in cream card wraps with black and red lettering. Designed to resemble a traditional French Gallimard paperback edition. ‘JONATHAN CAPE UNCORRECTED BOOK PROOF’ in black along bottom of upper panel. Limited to 500 copies with the numbering to the first sheet. (20.5 x 13.9 cm).

The Lemon Table (Jonathan Cape, 2004)


Notes on this edition: First editionLondon: Jonathan Cape, 2004. £16.99.

Descriptive Bibliography:

Title Page: THE | LEMON TABLE | Julian Barnes | [Jonathan Cape device] | JONATHAN CAPE | LONDON

Copyright Page: Published by Jonathan Cape 2004 | 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1 | Copyright © Julian Barnes 2004 | Julian Barnes has asserted his right under the Copyright, | Designs and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the author of this work | This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, by way of | trade or otherwise, be lent, resold, hired out, or otherwise circulated without the | publisher’s prior consent in any form of binding or cover other than that in | which it is published and without a similar condition including this | condition being imposed on the subsequent purchaser | First published in Great Britain in 2004 by | Jonathan Cape | Random House, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, | London SW1V 2SA | Random House Australia (Pty) Limited | 20 Alfred Street, Milsons Point, Sydney, | New South Wales 2061, Australia | Random House New Zealand Limited | 18 Poland Road, Glenfield, | Auckland 10, New Zealand | Random House South Africa (Pty) Limited | Endulini, 5A Jubilee Road, Parktown 2193, South Africa | The Random House Group Limited Reg. No. 954009 | A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library | ISBN 0-224-07198-X | Papers used by Random House are natural, recyclable products made from | wood grown in sustainable forests; the manufacturing processes conform | to the environmental regulations of the country of origin | Typeset by Palimpsest Book Production Limited | Polmont, Stirlingshire | Printed and bound in Great Britain by | Mackays of Chatham plc, Chatham, Kent

Collation: 21.6 x 13.7 cm. Pp. [i-viii, 1-2] 3-22 [23-24] 25-48 [49-50] 51-65 [66-68] 69-83 [84-86] 87-101 [102-104] 105-120 [121-122] 123-136 [137-138] 139-158 [159-160] 161-173 [174-176] 177-199 [200-202] 203-213 [214-216]. [i]: ‘THE LEMON TABLE’. [ii]: ‘by the same author | fiction | METROLAND | BEFORE SHE MET ME | FLAUBERT’S PARROT | STARING AT THE SUN | A HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 10½ CHAPTERS | TALKING IT OVER | THE PORCUPINE | CROSS CHANNEL | ENGLAND, ENGLAND | LOVE, ETC | non-fiction | LETTERS FROM LONDON 1990–1995 | SOMETHING TO DECLARE | THE PEDANT IN THE KITCHEN | translation | IN THE LAND OF PAIN by Alphonse Daudet’. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘to Pat’. [vi]: blank. [vii]: contents. [vi]: blank. [1]: ‘A | SHORT HISTORY | OF | HAIRDRESSING’. [2]: blank. 3-22: text. [23]: ‘THE STORY | OF | MATS ISRAELSON’. [24]: blank. 25-48: text. [49]: ‘THE THINGS YOU KNOW’. [50]: blank. 51-65: text. [66]: blank. [67]: ‘HYGIENE’. [68]: blank. 69-83: text. [84]: blank. [85]: ‘THE REVIVAL’. [86]: blank. 87-101: text. [102]: blank. [103]: ‘VIGILANCE’. [104]: blank. 105-120: text. [121]: ‘BARK’. [122]: blank. 123-136: text. [137]: ‘KNOWING FRENCH’. [138]: blank. 139-158: text. [159]: ‘APPETITE’. [160]: blank. 161-173: text. [174]: blank. [175]: ‘THE FRUIT CAGE’. [176]: blank. 177-199: text. [200]: blank. [201]: ‘THE SILENCE’. [202]: blank. 203-213: text. [214-216]: blank.

General description: Binding 22.3 x 14.5 cm. Brown boards, gold blocked on spine. Gold endpapers. Colored dust jacket lettered in white, deep yellow, and orange. Features ‘Lemon (no.2)’ by Neal Brown on both upper and lower panels. Flaps are white with black lettering. Author photograph by Jillian Edelstein on back flap.

Cross Channel (Picador, 1996)


Notes on this edition: Cross Channel. London: Picador, 1996. Pp. 224. £4.99. ISBN: 9780330349161

First Picador paperback edition with cover similar to the first UK hardback edition.

“Evermore” | The Penguin Book of First World War Stories (Penguin Books, 2007)


Notes on this edition: “Evermore” in The Penguin Book of First World War Stories. New York: Penguin Books, 2007. Pp. 401. ISBN: 9780141442150

Julian Barnes’s short story “Evermore” is published on pages 345-361.

Pulse | Final Uncorrected Proof (Jonathan Cape, 2010)


Notes on this edition: 

Pulse. Jonathan Cape, 2010. Final Uncorrected Proof with lengthy inscription by Julian Barnes stating: “the first proof run to be bound up was suppressed because of authorial complaint at the myriad errors. A very few of the final (or near-final) corrected proofs were later bound up, of which this is one”.

Note: The inscription has been edited to remove part of the personalized dedication.

“Vigilance” | TLS Stories (Times Literary Supplement, 2003)


Notes on this edition: “Vigilance”. TLS Stories. Edited and with an Introduction by Lindsay Duguid. London: Times Literary Supplement, 2003. Pp. 171. 18 cm. ISBN: 9781841221625.

In 2003, the TLS published this collection as a promotional item for subscribers. Julian Barnes’s short story “Vigilance” is published on pages 8-20. Other authors featured in the collection include:

  • “Babushka in the Blue Bus”  by Shena Mackay
  • “The Red-Haired Girl” by Penelope Fitzgerald
  • “Bookcruncher”  by Tibor Fischer
  • “Cheers” by Helen Simpson
  • “Annals of the Honorary Secretary” by James Lasdun
  • “Bosom Companions” by Dan Jacobson
  • “Easter” by John McGahern
  • “Science and the Arts” by M. John Harrison
  • “The Shortlist Season” by Ali Smith
  • “A Beautiful Restoration” by Dilys Rose
  • “Lone Pine” by David Malouf
  • “The Party” by Amit Chaudhuri
  • “Here Comes Glad” by Paul Magrs
  • “Curved Is the Line of Beauty” by Hilary Mantel
  • “Some Time I Shall Sleep Out” by J. Maclaren-Ross