No Place: Xoanon Publishing, 2008 (Actually, 2010). Second Edition, X-Series Issue. Hardcover. Edition Codex Vasculum, the second edition. First published in 2001, this new edition has a revised text, additional formulae and illustrations not present in the first edition. Octavo, original rust coloured cloth stamped in pewter (as the standard hardcover issue), hand-marbled endpapers in gold, blue and rust (as per the Deluxe Edition), black headbands, housed in a black cloth slipcase copper-stamped on both sides with eightfold potion-wheel sigil. 304 pp, 33 illustrations. Accompanied by the small tractate 'Alembick of the Wise: An Hidden Lexicon of Sabbatic Alchemy", 12 pages in pale yellow stapled wrappers, dated 2010. Issued in an edition of 14 copies, this being copy No. 2; it is signed by the author on the title page. A fine copy without dust wrapper, with the pamphlet and slipcase, as issued. Fine. Item #310454
. ¶ 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. Originally released in a very limited edition of only 144 copies, the unique subject matter and scarcity of the work created a very high demand, and in the spirit of continuity of vision Xoanon re-released the work in 2008 in the expanded 'Edition Codex Vasculum'.
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