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BATE, John.
THE MYSTERYES OF NATURE AND ART. Conteined in foure severall Tretises, the first of Water Workes The second of Fyer workes, The third of Drawing, Colouring, Painting, and Engraving, The fourth of divers Experiments,.
London R. Mab. FIRST EDITION 1634. In Four Parts complete. 4to, approximately 175 x 135 mm, 6¾ x 5½ inches, added engraved title, woodcuts in the text, some full page, three divisional title pages with publisher and date, pages: [10], [1]-112, [16], 121-192, lacks last blank page, T4 with illustration is bound before the Book of Extravagants not between numbers 14-15 as printed on the page, 1 plate in the Drawing Part of a naked lady with long hair in good FACSIMILE, bound in full roan, red gilt lettered label to spine, new endpapers, edges stained red, the binding looks amateurish. Binding rubbed, spine faded, engraved title page dusty, pages has been trimmed with loss of outer margin of engraved title and lower margin with loss to publishing details, inner margin repaired on blank side, lower corner slightly chipped, a few small repairs to edges on blank side, pages 171 to end have pale stain to outer margin, not affecting text, a few pages grubby, some pages have a horizontal crease in the middle of the page, occasional ink spot, last page has been clued in, pale age-browning throughout, 2 old ink line drawings to title page of art section, good copy only of the scarce first edition. This work is alleged to have some influence on Sir Isaac Newton. See Derek Gjertsen, The Newton Handbook, pages 119 & 371; Chris Philip, A Bibliography of Firework Books, pages 17 & 18,; A Catalogue of Prnted Books in the Wellcome Medical Library, page 38, No.714; John Ferguson, Bibliographical Notes on Histories of Inventions and Secrets, Index, to parts i-vi, page 11; Raymond Toole Stott, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [Oxford, United Kingdom]
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