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Open Access Preface to the Editions

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Preface to the Editions

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This front matter section of the book Verse and Transmutation contains a preface to the editions of a corpus of texts, abbreviations used in the critical apparatus, and notes on the Stemmata. This book identifies and investigates a corpus of twenty-one anonymous recipes for the philosophers' stone dating from the fifteenth century. It offers novel insights into the role of alchemy and poetry in late medieval and early modern England.

Keywords: early modern England; philosophers' stone; Stemmata

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