No Place: Xoanon Publishing, 2001. First Edition, Special Issue. . First Edition, Special Issue. Quarto, original full green lambskin decorated with the eightfold potion wheel in gilt on front cover with reversed design on rear boards, gilt titles to spine, saffron endpapers with embedded grass fibers, satin ribbon book-marker with leaf-green and silvery moss-green faces. 144 pp. One of only 9 copies for private distribution, although the limitation statement in the book reflects just 8 - each copy is marked not with a number but with a corresponding Sigil for one of the 8 philtre types; and the ninth, unmentioned copy bears a Sigil uniting the full round of eight. In addition to these nine copies there were 144 standard cloth bound numbered copies; all of these standard copies were different as each one had but one of 24 different colour plates together with one of six invocations to Cain or Lillith. The nine special copies have all 24 of the colour plates in their correct order, making these the only complete copies extant. A fine copy without dust jacket, as issued. . Item #308821
¶ Ars Philtron was the incepting grimoire of the Verdelet of the Cultus Sabbati. Its primary foci are Sabbatic-alchemical gnosis as manifest through the medium of the Potion, and the applications of the principle formulae of Furnace, Vessel, and Water. Its method and praxis concern the principal Sabbatic philtre types, their arcana, pharmacoepia, formulation, and ritual use. As a grammar of the Art Magical, the work instaurates the Philtre as an emanation of the Vinum Sabbati, the manifest elixir of witch-power.