The Only Story | Foyles Edition (Jonathan Cape, 2018)


Notes on this edition: The Only Story. London: Jonathan Cape, 2018. Pp. 216. 22.3 x 14.4 cm. ISBN: 9781787330931.

In cooperation with Jonathan Cape, Foyles released a limited edition of Julian Barnes’s novel The Only Story with “an exclusive cream dust jacket and ribboned marker, and signed by Julian Barnes”. The edition was limited to 1,500 copies sold through Foyles book shops and website.

The book is nearly identical to the Jonathan Cape first hardback edition. Suzanne Dean, Vintage’s Creative Director, discusses designing the covers both editions on the Foyles website: http://www.foyles.co.uk/blog-Only-Story-Cover-Story

The Sense of an Ending (Random House Canada, 2011)


Notes on this edition: First edition – Toronto: Random House Canada, 2011. $25.00. 

Descriptive Bibliography:

Title Page: JULIAN BARNES | THE SENSE | OF AN ENDING | [Random House Canada device] | RANDOM HOUSE CANADA

Copyright Page: PUBLISHED BY RANDOM HOUSE CANADA | Copyright © 2011 Julian Barnes | All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. | No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or | mechanical means, including information storage and retrieval systems, without | permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer, who may quote | brief passages in a review. Published in 2011 by Random House Canada, a division | of Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto, and simultaneously in the United | Kingdom by Jonathan Cape, a division of The Random House Grouup, Ltd., | London. Distributed in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited. | www.randomhouse.ca | Random House Canada and colophon are registered trademarks. | This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents | either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, | and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, businesses, | companies, events, or locales is entirely coincidental | Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication | Barnes, Julian | The sense of an ending / Julian Barnes. | Issued also in electronic format. | ISBN 978-0-307-36081-6 | I. Title. | PR6052.A6657S45 2011   823’.914 C2011-901715-6 | Typeset in Bembo by Palimpsest Book Production Limited, Falkirk, Stirlingshire | Jacket design © Suzanne Dean, incorporates a photograph of | dandelions © Paul Tomlins/Flowerphotos.com | Printed and bound in the United States of America | 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1

Collation: 20.8 x 14.2 cm. Pp. [i-vi, 1-2] 3-56 [57-58] 59-150 [151-154]. [i]: ‘THE SENSE | OF AN ENDING’. [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 | The Lemon Table | Arthur & George | Pulse | NON-FICTION | Letters From London 1990–1995 | Something To Declare | The Pedant In The Kitchen | Nothing To Be Frightened Of | TRANSLATION | In The Land Of Pain | by Alphonse Daudet’. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘for Pat’. [vi]: blank. [1]: ‘ONE’. [2]: blank. 3-56: text. [57]: ‘TWO’. [58]: blank. 59-150: text. [151]: blank. [152]: [Author bio]. [153-154]: blank.

General description: Binding 21.6 x 15.0 cm. Black paper boards stamped in silver lettering to spine. White endpapers. Deckle or ‘uncut’ fore edge. Back flap of dust jacket features an author photograph by Alan Edwards. Jacket design by Suzanne Dean.

Levels of Life (Random House Canada, 2013)


Notes on this edition: First edition – Toronto: Random House Canada, 2013. $25.00. 

Descriptive Bibliography:

Title Page: JULIAN BARNES | LEVELS OF | LIFE | [Jonathan Cape device] | JONATHAN CAPE | LONDON

Copyright Page: PUBLISHED BY RANDOM HOUSE CANADA | Copyright © 2013 Julian Barnes | All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. No | part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical | means, including information storage and retrieval systems, without permission in | writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer, who may quote brief passages in a | review. Published in 2013 by Random House Canada, a division of Random House | of Canada Limited, Toronto, and simultaneously in the United Kingdom by Jonathan | Cape, a division of Random House Group Limited, London. Distributed in | Canada by Random House of Canada Limited. | www.randomhouse.ca | Random House Canada and colophon are registered trademarks. | Lines from ‘Exasperated Piety’ by Christopher Reid reproduced by kind permission of | the poet. | Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication | Barnes, Julian | Levels of life / Julian Barnes. | Issued also in electronic format. | ISBN 978-0-345-81355-8 | I. Title. | PR6052.A6657L49 2013     823’.914 C2013-900285-5 | Jacket design by Suzanne Dean | Image credit: ‘Mr Glaisher’s Voyage’, 5 September 1862 © Science Museum / Science | & Society Picture Library — All rights reserved. |Printed and bound in the United States of America | 1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2

Collation: 20.9 x 14.5 cm. Pp. [i-x] [1-2] 3-27 [28-30] 31-64 [65-66] 67-117 [118]. [i]: ‘LEVELS OF LIFE’. [ii]: blank. [iii]: ‘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 | NON-FICTION | Letters from London 1990–1995 | Something to Declare | The Pedant in the Kitchen | Nothing to Be Frightened Of | Through the Window | TRANSLATION | In the Land of Pain by Alphonse Daudet’.[iv]: blank. [v]: title page. [vi]: copyright page. [vii]: ‘for Pat’. [viii]: blank. [ix]: ‘CONTENTS | [decorative rule] | THE SIN OF HEIGHT | 1 | ON THE LEVEL | 29 | THE LOSS OF DEPTH | 65’. [x]: blank. [1]: ‘THE SIN OF HEIGHT |  [decorative rule]’. [2]: blank. 3-27: text. [28]: blank. [29]: ‘ON THE LEVEL | [decorative rule]’. [30]: blank. 31-64: text. [65]: ‘THE LOSS OF DEPTH | [decorative rule]’. [66]: blank. 67-[118]: text. [119-120]: blank.

General description: Binding 21.6 x 15.0 cm. Black paper boards stamped in red lettering to spine. White endpapers. Cover design by Suzanne Dean. Features a deckle or uncut fore edge. Back flap of dust jacket features an author photograph by Alan Edwards and a photograph of Pat Kavanagh by Derek Thompson.

Levels of Life (Jonathan Cape, 2013)


Notes on this edition: First edition – London: Jonathan Cape, 2013. £10.99. 

Descriptive Bibliography: 

Title Page: JULIAN BARNES | LEVELS OF | LIFE | [Jonathan Cape device] | JONATHAN CAPE | LONDON

Copyright Page: Published by Jonathan Cape 2013 | 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1 | Copyright © Julian Barnes | 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. | Lines from ‘Exasperated Piety’ by Christopher Reid | reproduced by kind permission of the poet. | First published in Great Britain in 2013 by Jonathan Cape |  Random House, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, | London SW1V 2SA | www.randomhouse.co.uk | Addresses for companies within The Random House Group Limited | can be found at: www.randomhouse.co.uk/offices.htm | The Random House Group Limited Reg. No. 954009 | A CIP catalogue record for this book is available | from the British Library | ISBN: 9780224098151 | The Random House Group Limited makes every effort to | ensure that the papers used in its books are made from trees that have | been legally sourced from well-managed and credibly certified forests. | Our paper procurement policy can be found at: | www.randomhouse.co.uk/paper.htm | Printed and bound in Great Britain by | Clays Ltd, St Ives PLC

Collation: 19.7 x 12.8 cm. Pp. [i-viii] [1-2] 3-27 [28-30] 31-64 [65-66] 67-117 [118-120]. [i]: ‘LEVELS OF LIFE’. [ii]: blank. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘for Pat’. [vi]: blank. [vii]: ‘CONTENTS | [decorative rule] | THE SIN OF HEIGHT | 1 | ON THE LEVEL | 29 | THE LOSS OF DEPTH | 65’. [viii]: blank. [1]: ‘THE SIN OF HEIGHT |  [decorative rule]’. [2]: blank. 3-27: text. [28]: blank. [29]: ‘ON THE LEVEL | [decorative rule]’. [30]: blank. 31-64: text. [65]: ‘THE LOSS OF DEPTH | [decorative rule]’. [66]: blank. 67-[118]: text. [119-120]: blank.

General description: Binding 20.4 x 13.5 cm. Black cloth boards stamped in silver lettering to spine. Black endpapers. Cover design by Suzanne Dean. Features a smooth, cut fore edge. Back flap of dust jacket features an author photograph by Alan Edwards and a photograph of Pat Kavanagh by Derek Thompson.

Note: The title page of this example has been digitally altered to remove the  names in the dedication inscription.

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”.