Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. The Sense of an Ending. Vintage Canada, 2012. Pp. 150 + . 20.3 x 13.8 cm. ISBN: 9780307360823.
Notes on this edition: First Canadian edition – Toronto: Vintage Canada, 1995. $16.95.
Title Page: JULIAN BARNES | Letters | from | London | [Vintage Canada ‘sun’ device] | Vintage Canada | A Division of Random House of Canada
Copyright Page: Copyright 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. | Published in Canada by Vintage Canada, | a division of Random House of Canada, Limited, Toronto, | and simultaneously in the United States by Vintage Books, | a division of Random House, Inc., New York. | All of the material in this work was originally published | in The New Yorker, in slightly different form. | Grateful acknowledgment is made to the following for permission | to reprint previously published material: | EMI Music Publishing: Excerpt from “Taxman,” words and music by George Harrison, | copyright © 1966 by Northern Songs. All rights controlled and administered by EMI | Blackwood Music Inc., under license from ATV Music (BMI). All rights reserved. | International copyright secured. Reprinted by permission of EMI Music Publishing. | Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc.: Excerpt from “Bridge for the Living” from Collected Poems | by Philip Larkin, copyright © 1988, 1989 by the Estate of Philip Larkin; excerpts from | Mrs. Thatcher’s Minister by Alan Clark, copyright © 1993 by Alan Clark. Reprinted by | permission of Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. HarperCollins Publishers: Selected excerpts | from The Downing Street Years by Margaret Thatcher. Copyright © 1993 by Margaret | Thatcher. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. | Canadian Cataloguing in Publication Data | Barnes, Julian. | Letters from London | ISBN 0-394-22453-1 | 1. Great Britain—Politics and government—1979— —Humor. | 2. Great Britain—Humor. I. Title. | PR6052.A6657L47 1995 824’.914 C95-930226-3 | BOOK DESIGN BY CATHRYN S. AISON | Manufactured in the United States of America | 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Collation: 19.9 x 12.9 cm. Pp. [i-vi] vii-xv [xvi, 1-2] 3-320. [i]: ‘JULIAN BARNES | Letters from London | Julian Barnes was born in Leicester, England, in | 1946, was educated at Oxford University, and now | lives in London. He is the author of seven novels— | Metroland, Before She Met Me, Flaubert’s Parrot, Star- | ing at the Sun, A History of the World in 10½ Chapters, I Talking It Over, and The Porcupine.’. [ii]: ‘Books by JULIAN BARNES | 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’. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘to Jay and Helen’. [vi]: blank. vii-viii: contents. ix-xv: preface. [xvi]: blank. : ‘Letters from London’. : blank. 3-311: text. : blank. 313-320: index.
General description: Binding 19.9 x 12.9 cm. As in A13(b), but with blurbs on lower panel from Jay McInerney, The Toronto Star, and The New York Review of Books.
Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. England, England. Toronto: Vintage Canada, 1999. Pp. 266. 20.2 x 13.1 cm. ISBN: 9780679309970.
Stated “First Canadian Edition” to the copyright page. The publication date for this edition is not clearly listed, though the “Cataloguing in Publication Data” suggests the year as 1999.
Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Love, etc. Toronto: Vintage Canada, 2002. Pp. 227 + . 20.2 x 13.1 cm. ISBN: 0679311238.
First Vintage Canada paperback edition. Appears identical to the first Vintage International edition, except for changes to publisher information, ISBN, etc.
Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Nothing to Be Frightened of. Toronto: Vintage Canada, 2009. Pp. 250. 20.3 x 13.1 cm. ISBN: 9780307356994.
First Canadian paperback edition issued by Vintage Canada.
Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Levels of Life. Toronto: Vintage Canada, 2014. Pp. 117  + . 20.3 x 13 cm. ISBN: 9780345813565.
First Canadian paperback edition of Julian Barnes’s Levels of Life.
Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Arthur & George. Toronto: Vintage Canada, 2006. Pp. 430 + . 20.3 x 13.2 cm. ISBN: 0679314180.
First Canadian paperback edition. The specimen pictured here shows signs of acidity to the inside covers (as shown).
The paperback edition was reprinted with the same covers and pagination. The example below is the third reprint edition with the copyright page listing the number line as “4 6 8 9 7 5”.
Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes .Arthur & George. Toronto: Vintage Canada, 2012. Pp. 430 + . 20.3 x 13.1 cm. ISBN: 9780307363220.
In 2012, Random House Canada’s three paperback divisions (Anchor Canada, Vintage Canada, and Emblem Editions) joined efforts to publish a series of colorful paperback books. Julian Barnes’s Arthur & George was selected for the series and published in blue with text edges tinted blue to match, as pictured.
You may read more about the series and view images of books on display at “Random House of Canada Taps into Trend of Books Doubling as Decor” (Quill & Quire, 18 October 2012).