“The Salinger Affair” (London Review of Books, 1988)


Notes on this item: Julian Barnes. “The Salinger Affair.” London Review of Books, vol. 10, no. 19, 27 October 1988: 3-5.

Julian Barnes reviews In Search of J. D. Salinger by Ian Hamilton. Barnes’s review caused problems in his relationship with Hamilton, but the two later maintained their friendship. This copy is signed by Julian Barnes and was purchased from the Estate of Rolland Comstock.

“The Spying Game” (Sunday Times, 6 July 1997)


Notes on this item: Julian Barnes. “The Spying Game.” The Sunday Times, 6 July 1997: 1-2.

Julian Barnes reviews The File: A Personal History by Timothy Garton Ash. This copy is signed by Julian Barnes and was purchased from the Estate of Rolland Comstock.

“Fair Treatment for the Belgian Sex Maniac” (Literary Review, April 1992)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Fair Treatment for the Belgian Sex Maniac.” Literary Review, April 1992: 4-6.

Julian Barnes writes about Georges Simenon in a review of The Man Who Wasn’t Maigret: A Portrait of Georges Simenon by Patrick Marnham. The essay was later published as “The Pouncer” in Something to Declare.

This copy of the journal is signed by Julian Barnes and was purchased from the Estate of Rolland Comstock.

“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.

The Noise of Time | Uncorrected Proof (Jonathan Cape, 2016)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. The Noise of Time. London: Jonathan Cape, 2016. Pp. 183 [184]. 19.8 x 12.9 cm. ISBN: 9781910702802.

Uncorrected Proof with the date “2016” listed on the copyright page in anticipation of the publication date of the first Jonathan Cape edition.

This copy inscribed by Julian Barnes to his bibliographer.

Alsof het voorbij is | The Sense of an Ending (Dwarsligger/Uitgeverij Atlas Contact, 2013; Dutch)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Alsof het voorbij is | The Sense of an Ending. Amsterdam: Dwarsligger/Uitgeverij Atlas Contact, 2013. Pp. 423 [424] + [8]. 12 x 8.2 cm. Translated by Ronald Vlek. ISBN: 9789049802493. (Dutch).

Dwarsligger is an imprint of Uitgeverij Atlas Contact. The volume is a small format paperback. This particular title is “Dwarsligger 234” in the series.

Julian Barnes has inscribed this copy to his bibliographer:

to Ryan
– who will appreciate this bibliographical
oddity –
with best wishes
from
Julian
London 19 · Sept · 13
~

დროის ხმაური | The Noise of Time (Diogene, 2015; Georgian)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. დროის ხმაური | The Noise of Time. Tbilisi: Diogene, 2015. Pp. 200 + [8]. 19.3 x 13.4 cm. Translated by ზაზა ჭილაძემ and გია ჭუმბურიძემ. ISBN: 9789941115103. (Georgian).

The Georgian edition by Diogene was published in December of 2105, ahead of the English edition published by Jonathan Cape. Julian Barnes inscribed this copy to his bibliographer noting this fact:

For Ryan – this Georgian
edition, published (I think) in
December 2015, and therefore
preceding the first
English language edition by
a whole month!
all good wishes,
Julian
1 · FEB · 2016

Through the Window | Uncorrected Proof (Vintage Books, 2012)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Through the Window: Seventeen Essays and a Short Story. London: Vintage Books, 2012. Pp. 243 + [3]. 19.8 x 12.8 cm.

Uncorrected Proof of the first U.K. Vintage edition. Inscribed by Julian Barnes to his bibliographer.

Levels of Life (Vintage International, 2013)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Levels of Life. New York: Vintage International, 2013. Pp. 128 + [4]. 20.3 x 13 cm. ISBN: 9780345806581.

Cover design by Megan Wilson. Cover painting Grief, 1999-2002 (oil on wood; detail) by Howard Hodgkin. Author photograph by Jillian Edelstein.

Christmas Gift Bag (Vintage, 2012)


Notes on this edition: Gift Bag distributed by Vintage to its employees at Christmas in 2012. The bag features ornamental rules designed in the shape of a Christmas tree to both sides. The bags contained three books published by Vintage or Jonathan Cape: a copy of Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier (Vintage Books, 2010), Julian Barnes’s A Life with Books (Jonathan Cape, 2012), and his collection of essays Through the Window (Vintage Books, 2012). This bag was sent by Barnes to his bibliographer with a special inscription from the author.