No Place: Xoanon Publishing, 2001. First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover. First Edition. Quarto, original full brown cloth decorated with the eightfold potion wheel in gilt on front cover, gilt titles to spine, marble-textured maroon endpapers. 144 pp. Issued in an edition limited to 144 hand-numbered copies, this being copy No. 5. This copy is signed by the author with his name in a cross formation in metallic ink on the recto of the rear endpaper. Each of these 144 copies are different as each one had one of 24 different colour plates paired together with one of six different invocations to Cain or Lillith. This copy has the colour plate titled 'The Balneum Sagax' and the Invocation titled 'Prayer Unto the Forge-Master'. In addition to the 144 copies, there was also a Special Reserve Edition for Cultus Sabatti Initiates only which was limited to just 9 special copies, these initiates copies have all 24 of the colour plates in their correct order. A fine copy, without dust jacket, as issued. Fine. Item #310938
¶ 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.