The Mysteryes of Nature and Art

The Mysteries of Nature and Art is a book by John Bate written in 1634. The book acts as a practical guide for amateur scientific experiments, and is divided into four sections: Water Workes, Fyer Workes, Drawing, Colouring, Painting and Engraving, and Divers Experiments.[1] It inspired Isaac Newton during his younger years, in particular the section on fire Drakes, kites with firecrackers tied to their tails.[1] It contains one of the earliest depictions of fireworks and their preparation to be detailed in the English language, in a similar manner to the preceding De la pirotechnia.

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  1. ^ a b Edward Brooke-Hitching. Fox Tossing, Octopus Wrestling, and Other Forgotten Sports, p.102. Simon and Schuster, 2015. ISBN 978-1-4711-4899-6

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