The Truth about Dogs by Volker Kriegel (Bloomsbury, 1990)


Notes on this edition: Volker Kriegel. The Truth about DogsLondon: Bloomsbury, 1990. Pp. 121. Translated and introduced by Julian Barnes. Introduction on pages 7-10.

The Truth about Dogs by Volker Kriegel (Harper & Row, 1988)


Notes on this edition: First American edition – New York: Harper & Row, 1988. $7.95. Published simultaneously in Canada by Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited, Toronto.


Descriptive Bibliography

Title Page: THE TRUTH ABOUT DOGS | Volker Kriegel | Translated and introduced by | Julian Barnes | [cartoon by Kriegel] | [Harper & Row device] | 1817 | HARPER & ROW, PUBLISHERS, New York | Cambridge, Philadelphia, San Francisco, London | Mexico City, São Paulo, Sydney

Copyright Page: Copyright © 1986 | by Haffmans Verlag | Introduction and translation | © 1988 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved. | Printed in Great Britain by | Butler and Tanner Ltd, Frome | No part of this book may be used or | reproduced in any manner whatsoever | without written permission except in | the case of brief quotations embodied in | critical articles and reviews. | For information address | Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., | 10 East 53rd Street | New York, New York 10022 | Published simultaneously in Canada by | Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited, | Toronto | First U.S. Edition | ISBN 0-06-016038-1 | 88 89 90 91 92  10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Collation: 15.3 x 9.2 cm. Collation appears identical to the first British edition.

General description:  Appears identical to the first British edition, but with no publisher name to upper panel of jacket.

Flauberts Papagei | Flaubert’s Parrot (Haffmans Verlag, 1987; German)


Notes on this edition: Flauberts PapageiFlaubert’s Parrot. Zürich: Haffmans Verlag, 1987. Pp. 277 [1]. Translated by Michael Walter. (German).

Cover illustration by Volker Kriegel.

The Truth about Dogs by Volker Kriegel (Bloomsbury, 2005)


Notes on this edition: London: Bloomsbury, 2005. £5.99. First published by Bloomsbury in hardback, this edition features a newly designed paper cover in blue-green. Originally published as Kriegels Kleine Hunde-Kunde by Volker Kriegel. Translated and with an introduction by Julian Barnes. 

The Truth about Dogs by Volker Kriegel (Bloomsbury, 1988)


Notes on this edition: First edition – London: Bloomsbury, 1988. £4.95. Originally published as Kriegels Kleine Hunde-Kunde by Volker Kriegel. Translated and with an introduction by Julian Barnes. 

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Title Page: THE TRUTH ABOUT | DOGS | Volker Kriegel | Translated and introduced by | Julian Barnes | [cartoon by Kriegel] | BLOOMSBURY

Copyright Page: First published in Great Britain 1988 | Originally published under the title Kriegels Kleine | Hunde-Kunde by Haffmans Verlag | Copyright © 1986 by Haffmans Verlag | Introduction and translation © 1988 | by Julian Barnes | Guist dog on page 1 drawn by Tatjana Hauptmann | Bloomsbury Publishing Limited, | 2 Soho Square, London W1V 5DE | British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data | Kriegel, Volker | The truth about dogs. | 1. German humorous cartoons—Collection | from individual artists | 1. Title | 741.5’943 | ISBN 0 7475 0232 3 | Printed in Great Britain by | Butler & Tanner Limited, Frome

Collation: 15.4 x 9.2 cm. Pp. [1-6] 7-121 [122-128]. [1]: ‘The Truth About Dogs | [drawing of dog]’. [2]: blank. [3]: title page. [4]: copyright page. [5]: ‘For Ev | but also for Juli, Nico, Joles | and all the others’.  [6]: [drawing of dog]. 7-10: [introduction by Julian Barnes]. 11-121: text. [122-128]: blank.

General description: Binding 16 x 9.7 cm. Yellow boards, gold blocked on spine. White endpapers. Cream dust jacket lettered in black and yellow. Upper panel of jacket features a black and blue illustration of a dog crying at a full moon with ‘BLOOMSBURY’ across bottom

Als sie mich noch nicht kannte | Before She Met Me (Haffmans Verlag, 1988; German)


Notes on this edition: Als sie mich noch nicht kannte. Zürich: Haffmans Verlag, 1988. Pp. 247 [1]. Translated by Michael Walter.

The dust jacket of the German translation of Barnes’s second novel Before She Met Me features an illustration by Volker Kriegel. Also in 1988, Bloomsbury published Kriegel’s book The Truth about Dogs, a collection of Kriegel’s humorous drawings of dogs. Julian Barnes wrote an introduction for the book.