Notes on this edition: Nothing to Be Frightened Of. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008. Uncorrected Proof of the American edition bound in pale grey paper cover with black lettering. Provisional publication date set for “5 September 2008” with a list price of $24. Loosely inserted are two promotional items: one blue sheet of paper with blurbs from British press and a stapled copy of a profile/interview with Julian Barnes by Kate Summerscale.
Notes on this edition: Levels of Life. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. Uncorrected Proof of the American edition bound in pale yellow paper cover with black lettering. Provisional publication date set for “26 September 2013” with a list price of $22.95.
Notes on this edition: Something to Declare. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. Uncorrected Proof in blue paper wraps. Preliminary publication information printed in black to the front cover. Scheduled publication set for 7 October 2002 at a price of “$25”.
Notes on this edition: Something to Declare. London: Picador, 2002. Uncorrected Proof in white paper covers. This is one of two Picador proofs issued for this book.
Notes on this edition: A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. Pp. 309.
Uncorrected Proof in blue paper covers. Cover features a white paper slip taped to front that states: “TENTATIVE PUBLICATION DATE: 9 OCTOBER 1989 | TENTATIVE PRICE: $18.95 | WITH A FULL-COLOR FOLDOUT ILLUSTRATION”.
Stapled to the inside front cover are two pages of promotional material for Julian Barnes’s earlier novels, Flaubert’s Parrot and Staring at the Sun.
This copy was used by a reviewer, so contains underlining and written annotations throughout, including the line “It’s as if | you knew | I’d come | to say | gb” to the back cover. Inscribed by the author to the title page [the inscription dedication has been digitally removed].
Notes on this edition: A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. London: Jonathan Cape, 1989. Pp. 310.
Uncorrected Proof in white paper cover with picture of an ark on the front cover and author photo on the back cover. This proof is distinct from the more rare, red uncorrected proof also issued by Jonathan Cape. Provisional publication price and date listed to the back cover: £10.95 | 22 June 1989
Notes on this edition: The Lemon Table. London: Jonathan Cape, 2004. Uncorrected Proof in bright yellow paper wraps with black lettering. Front cover states: “Julian Barnes | THE LEMON | TABLE | [blurb from the Daily Telegraph] | A JONATHAN CAPE UNCORRECTED PROOF”.
Notes on this edition: A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. London: Jonathan Cape, 1989. Pp. 310. (20.2 x 13.7 cm).
This uncorrected proof is bound in the standard red paper cover typical of Jonathan Cape proofs during this time period. This proof is not to be confused with the Jonathan Cape proof bound in white with a picture of Noah’s ark on the front. The white proof was intended for wider distribution to reviewers, so is much more common than the red proof featured here.
The front cover states: “Provisional U.K. Publication Price: £10.95 | Provisional U.K. Publication Date: 22 Juen 1989”.
Notes on this edition: The Lemon Table. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. Uncorrected Proof of the first U.S. edition. Paper cover in cream with provisional dust jacket art shown on the first preliminary page. This copy signed by the author.
Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. [Title page lists the date as 2006, but this edition was printed and distributed in 2005.]
“Advance Reader’s Edition” in decorative paper cover for distribution to reviewers and booksellers. Top of the front cover clearly labels the book “ADVANCE READER’S EDITION”, whereas the bottom of the inside front cover states, “UNCORRECTED PROOF · NOT FOR SALE”. Booksellers may list this edition as either an “advance reader’s copy” or “uncorrected proof”, but it is not to be confused with the uncorrected proof in blue wraps that received more limited distribution.
Back cover features a letter to “Colleagues” from Sonny Mehta, editor in chief at Knopf. Spine states date of publication for the hardback edition as “JANUARY 2006”.