Going to the Dogs | Unbound Proof (Viking, 1987; Author’s Copy)


Notes on this edition: Going to the Dogs. London: Viking, 1987.

This loose sheet, unbound uncorrected proof is from Julian Barnes’s personal collection. These loose proofs are printed two pages per page inlandmark orientation. Pages show crop marks for future sizing.

No known bound uncorrected proof exists, making this the only known uncorrected proof in any form.

Going to the Dogs (Viking, 1987)


Notes on this edition: First edition – London: Viking, 1987. £10.95. Print run: 4000. 

This particular example is uncharacteristically signed by Julian Barnes, rather than as his pseudonym Dan Kavanagh. The inscription image has been digitally modified to remove the name of the recipient.


Descriptive Bibliography: 

Title Page: [thick rule] | [rule] | GOING TO THE DOGS | [rule] | [dot] DAN KAVANAGH | [rule] | VIKING

Copyright Page: VIKING | Penguin Books Ltd, 27 Wrights Lane, London W8 5TZ (Publishing and | Editorial) | and Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England (Distributed and Warehouse) | Viking Penguin Inc., 40 West 23rd Street, New York, New York 10010, | USA | Penguin Books Australia Ltd, Ringwood, Victoria, Australia | Penguin Books Canada Limited, 2801 John Street, Markham, Ontario, | Canada L3R 1B4 | Penguin Books (NZ) Ltd, 182-190 Wairau Road, Auckland 10, New | Zealand | First Published 1987 | Copyright © Dan Kavanagh, 1987 | All rights reserved. Without limiting the rights under copyright reserved | above, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored | in or introduced into a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form | or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, | recording or otherwise), without the prior written permission of both the copyright owner and the above publisher of this book | Typeset in Linotron 202 Bembo | Typeset, printed and bound in Great Britain by | Hazell Watson & Viney Limited, | Member of the BPCC Group, | Aylesbury, Bucks | British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data | Kavanagh, Dan | Going to the dogs. | Rn : Julian Barnes  I. Title | 823’.914 [F] PR6052.A6657 | ISBN: 0-670-81829-1

Collation: 21.6 x 13.5 cm. Pp. [1-10] 11-15 [16-18] 19-29 [30-32] 33-50 [51-54] 55-94 [95-98] 99-121 [122-124] 125-178 [179-182] 183-207 [208]. [1]: [Viking device]. [2]: blank. [3]: title page. [4]: copyright page. [5]: ‘to Ruth and Don’. [6]: ‘I am grateful to Mickey ‘the Grass’ Sissons for slipping | me the words of ‘The Dogs’.  D.K.’. [7]: text. [8]: blank. [9]: ‘1 [dot] LIBRARY’. [10]: blank. 11-[16]: text. [17]: ‘2 [dot] DRIVEWAY’. [18]: blank. 19-[30]: text. [31]: ‘3 [dot] KITCHEN/DINING-ROOM’. [32]: blank. 33-[51]: text. [52]: blank. [53]: ‘4 [dot] BILLIARD ROOM’. [54]: blank. 55-[95]: text. [96]: blank. [97]: ‘5 [dot] GROUNDS’. [98]: blank. 99-[122]: text. [123]: ‘6 [dot] BEDROOMS’. [124]: blank. 125-[179]: text. [180]: blank. [181]: ‘7 [dot] NEIGHBOURHOOD’. [182]: blank. 183-[208]: text.

General description: Binding 22.2 x 14 cm. Dark green boards, gold lettering on spine. White endpapers. Green and yellow dust jacket lettered in black (author) and yellow (title) on upper panel and yellow and white on lower panel. Jacket photograph by David Fairman and design by Tony Green. Author biography on back flap.