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Advanced Potion-Making


"Oh good, now you can give that graffitied copy back."
-- Hermione Granger (HBP11)

Advanced Potion-Making

Advanced Potion-Making is a potions textbook used at Hogwarts in the 1990s.

It is the N.E.W.T. level set text for Potions during Harry Potter’s sixth year (HBP9) and cost nine Galleons brand-new (HBP11). The book was originally written around the year 1946 (HBP16) and contains instructions for making the Draught of Living Death starting at page 10 (HBP9).

Other contents include:

Harry was given the Half-Blood Prince’s copy of the book to use at the start of term by Professor Slughorn, which had additional handwritten instructions and spells (HBP9).



The author's first name is likely a play on the word 'libation' meaning a drink, particularly one drunk or given as part of a ceremony or ritual. Borage is a type of herb.


Related images:

Book open to Sectumsempra spell. 

From the Web

Writing by J K Rowling on WizardingWorld (Pottermore):

Harry Potter Wiki: Advanced Potion Making


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