Duffy (Jonathan Cape, 1980)

Notes on this edition: First edition – London: Jonathan Cape, 1980. £4.95. Print run: 4000.

Julian Barnes’s first book publication under the pseudonym Dan Kavanagh. Published the same year as Barnes’s first literary novel Metroland (1980).

Note in the images that Cape price clipped the front flap of the dust jacket and affixed price tags of £8.95 and £9.95. Both jackets were placed on first edition texts, showing the publisher’s increased sales price over time. Included in the images are two signatures, both as “Dan Kavanagh”, but one showing the Kavanagh “flare” Barnes typically uses when signing as his pseudonym. The second “Dan Kavanagh” appears in Barnes’s normal hand, which is unusual for his pseudonym signature.

Descriptive Bibliography:

Title Page: Duffy | Dan Kavanagh | [Jonathan Cape device] | JONATHAN CAPE | THIRTY BEDFORD SQUARE LONDON

Copyright Page: First published 1980 | Copyright © by Dan Kavanagh 1980 | Jonathan Cape Ltd, 30 Bedford Square, London WC1 | British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data | Kavanagh, Dan | Duffy | I. Title | 823’.9’1F  PR6061.A89/ | ISBN 0 224 01822 1 | Printed in Great Britain by | Lowe & Brydone Printers Ltd, Thetford, Norfolk

Collation: 19.7 x 12.8 cm. Pp. [i-iv, 1-6] 7-180 [181-188]. [i]: pasted to board. [ii-iv]: blank. [1]: ‘Duffy’. [2]: blank. [3]: title page. [4]: copyright page. [5]: ‘To Pat Kavanagh’. [6]: blank. 7-180: text. [181]: text. [182-187]: blank. [188]: pasted to board.

General description: Binding 20.5 x 13.5 cm. Black boards, gold blocked on spine. No endpapers (outer leaves pasted down). Black dust jacket lettered in pink, yellow and white, with a color drawing of a woman’s foot in a pink high-heel shoe.  No author photograph.