Introduction -- Pt. 1: Lives and works of the alchemists. The humanity of Thomas Charnock, an Elizabethan alchemist / Jonathan Hughes ; A biography of Edward Kelly, the English alchemist and associate of Dr. John Dee / Michael Wilding ; A biography of the English alchemist Arthur Dee, author of Fasciculus chemicus and son of Dr. John Dee / Lyndy Abraham -- Pt. 2: Alchemical artifacts: texts, collections, and classifications. Witnesses of a dream: alchemical coins and medals / Vladimír Karpenko ; Alchemical scrolls associated with George Ripley / R. Ian McCallum ; Preserving the heritage: Middle English verse treatises in early modern manuscripts / George R. Keiser ; Alchemy in the theater, museum, and library, 1602-1702 / Thomas Willard -- Pt. 3: Spirit and flesh. Alchemy, chemistry, and the six days of creation / Michael T. Walton ; Subliming spirits: physical-chemistry and theo-alchemy in the works of Heinrich Khunrath (1560-1605) / Peter J. Forshaw ; The alchemical medicine and christology of Robert Fludd and Abraham von Franckenberg / Urszula Szulakowska -- Pt. 4: Alchemy and seventeenth-century English authors. "This is the famous stone": George Herbert's poetic alchemy in "The elixir" / Yaakov Mascetti ; "These fragments I have shored against my ruins": Henry Vaughan, alchemical philosophy, and the great rebellion / Alan Rudrum ; Smatterings of the philosopher's stone: Sir Thomas Browne and alchemy / Stanton J. Linden -- Pt. 5: New directions. From kitchen hearth to learned paracelsianism: women and alchemy in the Renaissance / Penny Bayer ; The cure of folly by Hieronymus Bosch: alchemy, medicine, and morality / Laurinda S. Dixon ; Representations of Renaissance hermetism in twentieth-century postmodern fiction / György E. Szönyi.