Une histoire du monde en 10 chapitres ½ | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Stock, 1990; French)


Notes on this edition: Une histoire du monde en 10 chapitres ½ | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. Paris: Stock, 1990. Pp. 411 + [9]. 22.5 x 14 cm. Translated by Michel Courtois-Fourcy. ISBN: 2234022509. (French).

Istorija sveta u 10½ poglavlja | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Centar za Geopoetiku, 1994; Serbo-Croatian)


Notes on this edition: Istorija sveta u 10½ poglavlja | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. Belgrade: Centar za Geopoetiku, 1994. Pp. 304 + [6]. 21 cm. Translated by Ivana Đordjević and Srđan Vujica. (Serbian).

This example is from Julian Barnes’s personal collection and features a handmade cover mailed to the author prior to publication. A letter from the publisher was placed inside the book that reads, in part:

“I enclose the Serbo-Croatian version of A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters. […] [T]he book cover was put together by hand because the final print wasn’t ready by my departure date. […] At least it gives you an idea of what will be appearing in Yugoslav bookstores.” [Signed Christina Pribichevich-Zoric]

This book was republished by Centar za Geopoetiku in 1996.

Istorija sveta u 10½ poglavlja | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Geopoetika, 2002; Serbian)


Notes on this edition: Istorija sveta u 10½ poglavlja | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. Belgrade: Geopoetika, 2002. Pp. 304 + [8]. 20 x 13.4 cm. Translated by Ivana Đordjević and Srđan Vujica. (Serbian).

Very similar format and design as the same title published by Centar za Geopoetiku (1996).

Historie světa v 10½ kapitolách | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Slovenský spisovatel, 1994; Slovak)


Notes on this edition: Historie světa v 10½ kapitolách | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. Bratislava: Slovenský spisovatel, 1994. Pp. 274 [275] + [5]. 19.5 x 12.5 cm. Translated by Jozef Kot. ISBN: 8022005894. (Slovak).

Dust jacket and pictorial binding share the same layout and images.

Una Historia del Mundo en Diez Capítulos y Medio | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Círculo de Lectores, 1991; Spanish Book Club)


Notes on this edition: Una Historia del Mundo en Diez Capítulos y Medio | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. Barcelona: Círculo de Lectores, 1991. Pp. 357 + [3]. 21.2 x 13.3 cm. Translated by Maribel de Juan. ISBN: 8422636808. (Spanish Book Club).

Una storia del mondo in 10 capitoli e ½ | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Rizzoli, 1990; Italian)


Notes on this edition: Una storia del mondo in 10 capitoli e ½ | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. Milan: Rizzoli, 1990. Pp. 358 [359] + [9]. 22.3 x 14.5 cm. Translated by Riccardo Mainardi. ISBN: 8817671126. (Italian).

Istorija sveta u 10½ poglavlja | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Centar za Geopoetiku, 1996; Serbian)


Notes on this edition: Istorija sveta u 10½ poglavlja | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. Belgrade: Centar za Geopoetiku, 1996. Pp. 304 + [6]. 21 cm. Translated by Ivana Đordjević and Srđan Vujica. ISBN: 8682347385. (Serbian).

Stiff paper cover with dust jacket that does not remove.

Eine Geschichte der Welt in 10½ Kapiteln | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Büchergilde Gutenberg, 1992; German)


Notes on this edition: Eine Geschichte der Welt in 10½ Kapiteln | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. Frankfurt am Main, Wien: Büchergilde Gutenberg, 1992. Pp. 363 [364-65] + [1]. 18.6 x 11.2 cm. Translated by Gertraude Krueger. ISBN: 3763240195. (German).

Història del món en deu capítols i mig | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Proa, 1997; Catalan)


Notes on this edition: Història del món en deu capítols i mig | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. Barcelona: Proa, 1997. Pp. 403 + [7]. 20 x 13.4 cm. Translated by Marta Bes Oliva. ISBN: 8482564641. (Catalan).

10½ Bölümde Dünya Tarihi | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (AFA Yayinlari, 1994; Turkish)


Notes on this edition: 10½ Bölümde Dünya Tarihi | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. Istanbul: AFA Yayinlari, 1994. Pp. 347 + [5]. 19.3 x 12.6 cm. Translated by Armaǧan Anar. ISBN: 9754142564. (Turkish).