Book — , 162 leaves : illustrations, portrait ; 21 cm (4to)
The collected works on the medicinal discoveries in the New World by the Spanish physician and botanist, Nicolas were first published in Seville in 1576. The Lane Library copy is of the 1580 printing. This edition includes material included in Monardes Dos Libros (Seville, 1569), and in the Segunda Parte (Seville, 1571), which Monardes provided his first account of tobacco, then widely heralded as a panacea. The Tercera Parte and the Dialogo del Hierro were first printed in the collected edition of 1576. Widely translated, this work appeared in English in 1580 and 1596 under the title, Joyfull Newes out of the Newfound World.--J. Norman, 2006.
Antiquaeriae : In aedibus Aelij Antonij Nebrissensis, annno Domini 1581.
Book —  p. ; 26 cm.
(from t.p.) Primum quidem dictiones habet Latinas in sermonem Hispanum versas
Secondum autem vice versa Hispanas Latinae linguae redditas amplectitur
Teruium vero nomina propria indicat regionum, vrbium, montiumq[ue] & aliaru[m] multaru[m]
Quartum & vltimum contraria vice ostendit neotericas ac vulgares regionu[m], vrbiu[m]q[ue] & aliarum rerum proprias appellationes, quoru[m] vnicuiq[ue] addita sunt plurima & varia vocabula in alijs lexicis eiusdem autoris numqua[m] hactenus excussa, quae, vt lector aduertat, his signis 6 in margino notantur.
(from t.p.) Primera parte, que contiene cinco centurias en que se trata del principio y progressos qu tuuo la religion christiana en España, y de los santos martires, confessores, obispos y co[n]cilios que vuo enella hasta el año de 500 del nacimiento de Christo.
En Mexico : En casa de la viuda de Diego Lopez Davalos, 1615. Vende[n]se en la tienda de Diego Garrido, en la esquina de la calle de Tacuba, y en la porteria de S. Domingo.
Book — 5 pages l., 203 [i.e. 194] numbered l.,  pages : illustrations ; 20 cm (4to)
Francisco Hernandez (1517-1587), physician to Philip II of Spain, traveled to Mexico by order of the king, and studied the natural history of the region from 1570-77. His works, which filled more than 20 manuscript volumes, were deposited in the library of the Escorial in Spain, and in Mexico City. However, they were never published in his lifetime. Instead many of them were lost. --
A manuscript in Latin of this summary, edited for the king by N. A. de Recchi, found its way to Mexico where it was revised and translated into Spanish-Aztec, and published by F. Ximenez, under the title Quatro Libros de la Naturaleza, y virtudes de las Planta, y Animales que Estan Receuidos en el Uso de Medicina en la Nueua España. This is the second work on the natural history, plans, and botanic medicines of Mexico to be published in the New World. It was preceded only by Agustin Farfan's Tractado Breve de Anathomia y Chirugia issued in Mexico City in 1579.--J. Norman, 2006.
Impresso en Sevilla [Seville] : Por Diego Perez, Año de 1623.
Book — , 99 leaves : portrait, illustrations ; 20 cm
Uso de los Antois para todo Genero de Vistas by Benito Daza de Valdes (b. 1591?), and issued in Seville in 1623, is the earliest scientific treatise on spectacles. It contains sections on the anatomy and physiology of the eye, the improvement of vision by means of lenses, materials for making lenses, and the types of lenses used to correct faulty vision. It also points out the value of convex lenses after cataract operations. The woodcuts include sight-testing tables, illustrations of spectacles, and a full-page portrait of the author at the age of thirty-two. Little is known about Daza de Valdes apart from what he states in his treatise-- that he came from a family of lawyers, was a notary, and took an active part in the Inquisition at Seville.--J. Norman.