No Place [London]: Fulgur for Xoanon. 1995. First Edition, Variant of the Deluxe issue. First edition. Sample or variant of the Deluxe issue, in an entirely different binding from the published edition. Bound in black cloth-covered boards with black morocco spine titled in gilt, all edges gilt, midnight blue dustwrapper. Housed in a black cloth-covered & felt lined slipcase. At first glance this could be confused with the Deluxe Issue of 36 copies, which were issued signed & unnumbered and with accompanying hand-drawn Talismans, but the binding and slipcase is entirely different - the Deluxe issue is in midnight-blue paper covered boards with black leather spine and midnight blue paper-covered slipcase, this issue is in black cloth with black leather spine and black cloth slipcase. There is no gilt dot or "point" on the front panel as in the Deluxe issue. In communication with Robert Ansell, publisher of Fulgur in 2013, he wrote: "I recall that is one of a few copies bound as a sample. Originally (in 1993) Andrew had wanted Qutub to be black, but I observed it was too close to our first title, Axiomata (1992). I then put forward some paper samples from G. F. Smith, one of which was named 'Midnight Blue' – Andrew liked it, so we went with it. But after publication a few surplus copies were bound up with black cloth boards and slipcase. You could say these were the original 'X' edition." A fine copy in a fine dust jacket and slipcase. Item #308819
¶ The second book issued under the XOANON imprint. Production of this work was undertaken for Xoanon by Fulgur Limited, whose pioneering work in the development of the talismanic book allowed the text to assume a vessel proper and free of the constraints of the first edition of Azoëtia.