Black Water 2 | “A Self-Possessed Woman” (Clarkson Potter, 1990)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “A Self-Possessed Woman.” Black Water 2: More Tales of the Fantastic. Edited by Alberto Manguel. New York: Clarkson Potter, 1990. Pp. 941 + [7]. 19.7 x 13 cm. ISBN: 0517575590.

Julian Barnes’s story appears on pp. [444]-459.

Travelling Light: Punch Goes Abroad | “On the Terrace” (Punch, 1988)


Notes on this edition: Travelling Light: Punch Goes Abroad. Edited by Susan Jeffreys. Foreword by Barry Humphries. London: Punch, 1988. Pp. 187 + [5]. 25.3 x 18.4 cm. ISBN: 0246133244.

Julian Barnes’s short story “On the Terrace” appears on pp. 70-74.

The Faber Book of Utopias (Faber and Faber, 1999)


Notes on this edition: The Faber Book of Utopias. Edited by John Carey. London: Faber and Faber, 1999. Pp. 531 + [3]. 24 x 16 cm. ISBN: 9780571197859.

Julian Barnes contributes an excerpt from the chapter “The Dream” from his novel A History of the World in 10½ Chapters, pp. 483-487. The excerpt is titled “Having What You Want”.

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.

Cross Channel | Unbound Proof (Jonathan Cape, 1996; Author’s Copy)


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

This loose, unbound sheet uncorrected proof is from Julian Barnes’s personal collection. Printed by “intype: input typsetting”, these loose proofs are printed on one side of each sheet and show crop marks for future sizing.

Evermore | Standard Edition 1/150 (Palawan Press, 1996)


Notes on this edition: Evermore. London: Palawan Press, 1996.

Julian Barnes’s story “Everymore” was privately printed by Palawan Press in two limited editions. The most limited “Blue Edition” was limited to 50 copies. The “Standard Edition” was limited to 150 copies. Both editions feature text by Julian Barnes with prints by Howard Hodgkin.

The example presented here is the author’s personal copy “AP 4” [Artist Proof no. 4] from an artist’s proof set of 15.

The “Standard Edition” is described on the Palawan Press website as:

“Limited to 150 copies numbered and signed by the writer and the artist. The book, in hand painted blue wrappers, comprises six original etchings. The bound book is encased in a silver clothbound sleeve and enclosed in a cardboard box and sleeve.”

In dieser einen stillen Nacht | “The 50p Santa” by Dan Kavanagh (Patmos, 2003; German)


Notes on this edition: In dieser einen stillen Nacht: Geschichten und Gedichte zur Weihnachtszeit. Edited by Volker Fabricius. Düsseldorf: Patmos, 2003. Pp. 208 + [2]. 20.9 x 12.7 cm. ISBN: 3491450268. (German).

Publishes Dan Kavanagh’s short story “The 50p Santa” as “Der 50-Pfennig-Weihnachtsmann” pp. 168-177.

Strandboek | “Dragonders” by Julian Barnes (Atlas, 1993; Dutch)


Notes on this edition: Strandboek. Amsterdam/Antwerpen: Atlas, 1993. Pp. 265. 20 x 12.4 cm. (Dutch).

A collection of short stories, including Julian Barnes’s “Dragons”. Translated as “Dragonders”, the story appears on pages 7-22.

No translator or editor listed to the title page or copyright page.

Outre-Manche | Cross Channel (Le Grand Livre du Mois, 1998; French)


Notes on this edition: Outre-Manche | Cross Channel. Paris: Le Grand Livre du Mois, 1998. Pp. 247 + [9]. 21 x 14.5 cm. Translated by Jean-Pierre Aoustin. ISBN: 2702816746. (French).

French Book of the Month Club edition published by Denoël.

Evermore | Blue Edition 1/50 (Palawan Press, 1996)


Notes on this edition: Evermore. London: Palawan Press, 1996.

Julian Barnes’s story “Everymore” was privately printed by Palawan Press in two limited editions. The most limited “Blue Edition” was limited to 50 copies. The “Standard Edition” was limited to 150 copies. Both editions feature text by Julian Barnes with prints by Howard Hodgkin.

The example presented here is the author’s personal copy “AP 3” [Artist Proof no. 3] from an artist’s proof set of 10.

The “blue edition” is described on the Palawan Press website as:

“Limited to 50 copies and signed by the writer and the artist. This edition comprises the etchings of the standard edition but in addition each page of the book is hand painted, and two individual prints, signed by the artist, are included. The bound book and the loose prints are enclosed in a sleeve and portfolio box in silver bookcloth.”