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


Notes on this edition: 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 comprised of 75 copies signed by the author.

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 “11” and is signed by Julian Barnes to the limitation page. The facsimile page is contained in a paper folder with the following letterpressed to the front:

Draft of section when the opening
episode returns as a memory in the
second part of the novel.

JULIAN BARNES (c) 2016

 

The Only Story (Jonathan Cape, 2018)


Notes on this edition: First editionThe Only Story. London: Jonathan Cape, 2018. £16.99.

Descriptive Bibliography: 

Title Page: JULIAN BARNES | THE ONLY STORY | [Jonathan Cape device] | JONATHAN CAPE | LONDON

Copyright Page: 1 3 5 7 9 20 8 6 4 2 | Jonathan Cape, an imprint of Vintage Publishing, | 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, | London SW1V 2SA | Jonathan Cape is part of the Penguin Random House group of companies | whose addresses can be found at global.penguinrandomhouse.com | [Penguin Random House UK device] | Copyright © Julian Barnes 2018 | Julian Barnes has asserted his right to be identified as the author of this Work in | accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 | First published by Jonathan Cape in 2018 | penguin.co.uk/vintage | A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library | ISBN: 9781787330696 | Typeset 11.5/14 pt Bembo by Jouve UK, Milton Keynes | Printed and bound by in Great Britain by Clays Ltd, St Ives PLC | Penguin Random House is committed to a sustainable future | for our business, our readers and our planet. This book is made | from Forest Stewardship Council® certified paper. | [FSC® logo]

Collation: 21.4 x 13.6 cm. Pp. [i-viii] [1-2] 3-83 [84-86] 87-158 [159-1160] 161-212 [213-216]. [i]: ‘THE ONLY STORY’. [ii]: ‘Also by Julian Barnes | 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 | The Lemon Table | Arthur & George | Pulse | The Sense of an Ending | The Noise of Time | NON-FICTION | Letters from London 1990–1995 | Something to Declare | The Pedant in the Kitchen | Nothing to Be Frightened Of | Through the Window | Levels of Life | Keeping an Eye Open | TRANSLATION | In the Land of Pain | by Alphonse Daudet’. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘to Hermione’. [vi]: blank. [vii]: ‘Novel: A small tale, generally of love. | Samuel Johnson | A Dictionary of the English Language (1755)’. [viii]: blank. [1]: ‘ONE’. [2]: blank. 3-83: text. [84]: blank. [85]: ‘TWO’. [86]: blank. 87-158: text. [159]: ‘THREE’. [160]: blank. 161-[213]: text. [214-216]: blank.

General description: Binding 22.3  x 14.4 cm. Red cloth boards stamped in silver lettering to spine. Red endpapers. Cover design by Suzanne Dean. Back flap of dust jacket features an author photograph by Urszula Soltys.

Arthur & George | Re-jacketed (Vintage Books, 2012)


Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. London: Vintage Books, 2012. Pp. 512. ISBN: 9780099492733

Vintage issued the paperback edition of Julian Barnes’s Arthur & George with an updated cover following the success of Barnes’s novel The Sense of an Ending in 2011. The cover lettering echoes the lettering on the jacket of the Jonathan Cape edition of the Man Booker Prize winning novel. Both covers were designed by Suzanne Dean. The edition pictured is a eleventh printing with the number sequence on the copyright page: “12 14 16 18 20 19 17 15 13 11”.

The Sense of an Ending (Vintage Books, 2012)


Notes on this edition: The Sense of an Ending. London: Vintage Books, 2012. Pp. 150. 20 cm. ISBN: 9780099564973.

First Vintage paperback edition for the U.K. market. Cover design by Suzanne Dean. This copy features a darkened fore edge to accentuate the cover design.

Nothing to be Frightened of (Vintage Books, 2009)


Notes on this edition: Nothing to be Frightened of. London: Vintage Books, 2009. ISBN: 9780099523741.

First Vintage paperback edition for the U.K. market. Cover design by Suzanne Dean. This copy features to its front cover a round promotional sticker with a blurb from the Daily Telegraph.

England, England | Re-jacketed (Vintage Books, 2012)


Notes on this edition: England, England. London: Vintage Books, 2012. Pp. 266. 20 cm. ISBN: 9780099526544

Vintage issued the paperback edition of Julian Barnes’s England, England with an updated cover following the success of Barnes’s novel The Sense of an Ending in 2011. The cover lettering echoes the lettering on the jacket of the Jonathan Cape edition of the Man Booker Prize winning novel. Both covers were designed by Suzanne Dean. The edition pictured is a sixth printing with the number sequence on the copyright page: “6 8 10 9 7”.