England, England | Uncorrected Proof (Alfred A. Knopf, 1999)


Notes on this edition: England, England. Alfred A. Knopf, 1999.

Uncorrected Proof in blue wraps with black lettering. Publication information and the statement, ‘THIS IS AN UNCORRECTED PROOF’ on bottom of upper panel. (21.5 x 14 cm).

Publication date on the front cover states, ‘    May 1999’.


Another copy of this proof was issued with promotional material stapled inside both the front and back covers. The publication date on the cover includes the day written in ink as ’10 May 1999′, as pictured.

Something to Declare | Uncorrected Proof (Picador, 2002)


Notes on this edition: Something to Declare. London: Picador, 2002.

Uncorrected Proof of Julian Barnes’s essay collection Something to Declare. Published with color card wraps reproducing a painting by Howard Hodgkin with black and white lettering. ‘PICADOR UNCORRECTED BOUND PROOF’ in black at the top of the upper panel. Quote from Joanna Trollope on upper panel. Lower panel and spine are blue with white lettering. (20.6 x 14.3 cm).

Publication date listed as ’11/01/02′ with a provisional price of £7.99.

This is the first of two Picador proofs issued for this book. This color cover was followed by an uncorrected proof bound in white wrappers at a later date.

The Only Story | Uncorrected Proof (Alfred A. Knopf, 2018)


Notes on this edition: The Only Story. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2018. Pp. 254.

Uncorrected Proof featuring jacket design by Carol Devine Carson. Preliminary price set at $25.95. Back cover states, “TO BE PUBLISHED BY KNOPF IN APRIL 2018 | FIRST PRINTING: 75,000”.

Letters from London | Uncorrected Proof (Picador, 1995)


Notes on this edition: Letters from London 1990-1995. London: Picador, 1995. Pp. 334. (20.5 x 14.3 cm).

Uncorrected Proof in white card wraps with black lettering. Author photo on front by Jillian Edelstein.  ‘UNCORRECTED BOOK PROOF’ in black near bottom of back cover. 

The first state of this proof lists the provisional publication date as ’21 April 1995′, but a later state carries a corrective sticker listing the publication date as ‘7 April’.

The Only Story | Uncorrected Proof (Jonathan Cape, 2018)


Notes on this edition: The Only Story. London: Jonathan Cape, 2018. Pp. 213. Uncorrected Proof.

Distributed in 2017 in advance anticipation of the publication of The Only Story by Jonathan Cape. Publication date stated as ’01 February 2018′ at a price of £14.99.

Talking It Over | Uncorrected Proof (Jonathan Cape, 1991)


Notes on this edition: Talking It Over. London: Jonathan Cape, 1991. Pp. 273.

Uncorrected Proof in stiff white card wrappers reproducing dust jacket illustration in black and white. Lettered in black, except for ‘UNCORRECTED PROOF’ in white along bottom of front cover. (21.6 x 13.8 cm). Issued with proof jacket that states ‘PROOF ONLY’ and provides provisional publication date of ’11 July 1991′ on back flap. This provisional date is also listed to the back cover of the proof along with a provisional price of £13.99.

The Porcupine | Uncorrected Proof (Alfred A. Knopf, 1992)


Notes on this edition: The Porcupine. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. Uncorrected Proof in sage wraps with black lettering. The statement, ‘THIS IS AN UNCORRECTED PROOF’ on top of upper panel.  (19.1 x 12 cm).

Provisional publication date set for 20 November 1992 at a provisional price of $17.00.

The Porcupine | Uncorrected Proof (Jonathan Cape, 1992)


Notes on this edition: The Porcupine. London: Jonathan Cape, 1992. Uncorrected Proof in stiff white card wrappers reproducing dust jacket illustration in black and white. Lettered in black, except for ‘UNCORRECTED PROOF’ in white along bottom of front cover. (20.3 x 13.6 cm).

Provisional UK Publication date of 5 November 1992 at a provisional price of £9.99.

 

Letters from London | Uncorrected Proof (Vintage International, 1995)


Notes on this edition: Letters from London. New York: Vintage International, 1995. Uncorrected Proof in light blue wraps with black lettering. (20.3 x 13.1 cm).

Tentative publication date set for July 26, 1995, with a tentative price of $13.00.

Staring at the Sun | Uncorrected Proof (Jonathan Cape, 1986)


Notes on this edition: Staring at the Sun. London: Jonathan Cape, 1986. Uncorrected Proof in brown, white and orange pictorial wraps. Image is similar to the final dust jacket. White lettering, except ‘UNCORRECTED PROOF’ in black along bottom. (20.7 x 13.8 cm).

Provisional U.K. publication date set for 18 September 1986, for a provisional price of £9.95.