Notes on this edition: First Canadian edition – Toronto: Random House, 1992. $19.50.
Title Page: THE PORCUPINE | JULIAN BARNES | [Random House device] | RANDOM HOUSE | TORONTO
Copyright Page: Copyright © 1992 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved under International and Pan- | American Copyright Conventions. Published in | Canada in 1992 by Random House of Canada | Limited, Toronto, and simultaneously in the United | States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York. Published | in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape Limited, London. | ISBN 0-394-22324-1 | Manufactured in the United States of America | FIRST CANADIAN EDITION
Collation: Appears identical to the First U.S. edition. 19 x 13.2 cm. Pp. [i-vi] 1-138. [i]: ‘THE PORCUPINE’. [ii]: ‘ALSO 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’. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘THE PORCUPINE’. [vi]: blank. 1-138: text.
General description: Appears identical to the First U.S. edition. Binding 19.8 x 13.9 cm. Black boards, black quarter binding gold blocked on spine. White endpapers. Dust jacket in black, red, and white. Lettering is white on upper panel and black on lower panel. Black and grey photo of shaking hands located on upper panel; photo by Eva Rubinstein. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson. Photograph of the author by Jillian Edelstein located on back flap.