Ein Leben by Maupassant | “Nachwort” (Mare Verlag, 2015; German)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Nachwort.” Guy de Maupassant. Ein Leben. Hamburg: Mare Verlag, 2015. Pp. 379 + [5]. 21 x 13.2 cm. “Nachwort” translated by Gertraude Krueger. ISBN: 9783866481947. (German).

First Folio: A Little Book of Folio Forewords (Folio Society, 2008)


Notes on this edition: First Folio: A Little Book of Folio Forewords. London: Folio Society, 2008. Pp. 132. 19.9 x 13.4 cm (book). 20.8 x 14.2 cm (slipcase).

Julian Barnes’s foreword to Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier appears on pp. 122-130.

Other contributors of note found in this collection include: Peter Ackroyd, Philip Pullman, A. S. Byatt, Jonathan Coe, and William Trevor.

 

The Sense of an Ending | Man Booker Shortlist Leather Bound (Author’s Copy)


Notes on this edition: Each author shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize receives a specially bound edition created by a Designer Bookbinders Fellow. The bookbinder designs and completes the edition in 4-5 weeks, and authors are presented with their special editions on the evening of the Man Booker award ceremony.

Julian Barnes’s The Sense of an Ending was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2011, and this special edition was bound by Philip Smith. Photographed from Julian Barnes’s personal collection.

For more information about the Designer Bookbinders, please visit their website.

England, England | Man Booker Shortlist Leather Bound (Author’s Copy)


Notes on this edition: Each author shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize receives a specially bound edition created by a Designer Bookbinders Fellow. The bookbinder designs and completes the edition in 4-5 weeks, and authors are presented with their special editions on the evening of the Man Booker award ceremony.

Julian Barnes’s England, England was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 1998, and this special edition was bound by Ann Thornton. Photographed from Julian Barnes’s personal collection.

For more information about the Designer Bookbinders, please visit their website.

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.”

Die Briefe an Louise Colet (Haffmans, 1995; German; Foreword by Julian Barnes)


Notes on this edition: Die Briefe an Louise Colet | The Letters of Louise Colet. Translated from the French and with notes by Cornelia Hasting. Zürich: Haffmans, 1995. Pp. 991 [992]. 18.6 x 11.5 cm. Julian Barnes’s foreword translated by Gertraude Krueger. ISBN: 3251201875. (German).

Julian Barnes’s foreword appears on pp. 7-[16].

Arthur & George | Man Booker Shortlist Leather Bound (Author’s Copy)


Notes on this edition: Each author shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize receives a specially bound edition created by a Designer Bookbinders Fellow. The bookbinder designs and completes the edition in 4-5 weeks, and authors are presented with their special editions on the evening of the Man Booker award ceremony.

Julian Barnes’s Arthur & George was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2005, and this special edition was bound by Lester Capon. Photographed from Julian Barnes’s personal collection.

For more information about the Designer Bookbinders, please visit their website.

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.”

The Only Story (London Review Bookshop, 2018; Limited Edition Leather)


Notes on this edition: The Only Story. London: London Review Bookshop, 2018.

This is the full leather edition of the signed, limited edition in slip case. The London Review Bookshop also issued a quarter-leather and cloth limited edition. The limitation pages reads:

A special signed limited
First Edition
of
The Only Story
printed on
Longan Book Wove 150gsm paper.
Numbers 1 to 75 have been quarter-bound
in Harmatan Green 16 goatskin with
Dubletta cloth sides and contain one
facsimile page from the author’s notebook.
25 copies (i to xxv), plus 3 hors commerce,
have been fully bound in the same leather
and contain a portfolio of six facsimile pages
of early draft passages and notebook entries.

The book presented here is number 3 of the hors commerce edition mentioned above. It is identical to the full leather edition, except for the “hors commerce” designation.

The Noise of Time (London Review Bookshop, 2016; Limited Edition Full Leather)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. The Noise of Time. London: London Review Bookshop, 2016. Limited Edition Full Leather.

Julian Barnes’s novel The Noise of Time was published in 2016, concurrently with the London Review Bookshop’s limited edition. The edition featured here is one of three hors de commerce copies signed by the author. Outside of this designation on the limitation page, the hors de commerce edition is identical to the full leather copy limited to 25 copies.

From the limitation page:

A special signed limited First Edition of
The Noise of Time
printed on Longan Book Wove 150gsm paper.
Numbers 1 to 75 have been quarter-bound
in Harmatan Yellow 30 Goatskin
with Atlantic Cloth sides and contain one
facsimile page from the author’s notebook.
25 copies (i to xxv), plus three hors de commerce,
have been fully bound in the same leather
and contain a portfolio of six facsimile pages
of early draft passages and notebook entries.

The edition featured here is numbered “Hors Commerce 2/3” and is signed by Julian Barnes to the limitation page. (Note: The image has been modified to remove the name of the recipient to whom Barnes inscribed the book.)

The facsimile page is contained in a paper folder with the following letterpressed to the front:

  1. Notebook entry of possible titles.
  2. Middle-of-the-night jotting from bedside notepad.
  3. Possible epigraphs, neither of them used.
  4. Draft of section when the opening episode returns as a memory in the second part of the novel.
  5. Early draft of opening of first part.
  6. First notes on novel, from notebook.

JULIAN BARNES (c) 2016