The Sense of an Ending (Alfred A. Knopf, 2011)

Notes on this edition: First edition – New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011. $23.95 ISBN: 9780307957122

Winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize.

Descriptive Bibliography: 

Title Page: THE SENSE | OF AN ENDING | JULIAN BARNES | [Alfred A. Knopf device] | ALFRED A. KNOPF | NEW YORK 2011

Copyright Page: THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK | PUBLISHED BY ALFRED A. KNOPF | Copyright © 2011 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved. | Published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, | a division of Random House, Inc., New York. | | Originally published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape, | an imprint of The Random House Group Limited, London, in 2011. | Knopf, Borzoi Books, and the colophon are | registered trademarks of Random House, Inc. | Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data | Barnes, Julian. | The sense of an ending / Julian Barnes.—1st American ed. | p.  cm. | “This is a Borzoi book.” | ISBN 978-0-307-95712-2 | 1. Middle-aged men—Fiction. 2. Life change events—Fiction. | 3. Male friendship—Fiction. 4. Psychological fiction. I. Title. | PR6052.A6657S46 2012 | 823’.914—dc23 | 2011025433 | This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents | either are the product of the author’s imagination or are | used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, | living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental. | Jacket image by Roger Mayne/Mary Evans Picture Library | Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson | Manufactured in the United States of America | First United States Edition

Collation: 18.9 x 13.2 cm. Pp. [Note: All even numbered pages are unnumbered. Unless otherwise indicated within brackets, all odd numbered pages are numbered at the top center of the page.]  [i-viii, 1-4] 5-61 [62-66] 67-163 [164-168]. [i]: blank. [ii]: ‘Also by Julian Barnes | FICTION | 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 | Cross Channel | England, England | Love, Etc. | The Lemon Table | Arthur & George | Pulse | NONFICTION | Nothing to Be Frightened Of | Letters From London 1990–1995 | Something to Declare | The Pedant in the Kitchen | TRANSLATION | In The Land Of Pain | by Alphonse Daudet’. [iii]: ‘THE SENSE | OF AN ENDING’. [iv]: blank. [v]: title page. [vi]: copyright page. [vii]: ‘For Pat’. [vi]: blank. [1]: ‘ONE’. [2]: blank. [3]-61: text. [62]: blank. [63]: ‘TWO’. [64]: blank. [65]-163: text. [164]: blank. [165]: [‘A NOTE ABOUT THE AUTHOR’]. [166]: blank. [167]: [‘NOTE ON THE TYPE’]. [168]: blank.

General description: Binding 19.7 x 13.9 cm. Speckled tan paper boards with black, quarter cloth at spine. Spine stamped in silver lettering. White endpapers. Cut fore edge. Back flap of dust jacket features an author photograph by Alan Edwards.

First State Dust Jacket with Man Booker Sticker

After winning the Man Booker Prize, Alfred A. Knopf placed stickers on the first state dust jackets that state, “WINNER | OF THE | MAN | BOOKER | PRIZE”. This example is from the 2nd printing.

Second State Dust Jacket

Following Barnes’s Man Booker Win, Knopf issued a second state jacket with “WINNER OF THE | 2011 MAN BOOKER PRIZE” displayed at the top of the jacket front.  The back of the jacket also included a newly placed quote with white lettering in a black box to the top. The blurbs were also changed to reflect quotes from U.S. reviews. This example is from the 16th printing.