VIVES, JUAN LUIS.
Tratado del socorro de los pobres.
Vives, Juan Luis.
Tratado del socorro de los pobres. Printer: Benito Monfort. Valencia, 1781. Size: 15.5 x 22.7 cm. 125 leaves (250 pages). First Castilian translation. ISBN: 84-87988-02-4
Antique, printed in Valencia by Benito Monfort in 1781. Beautiful front cover with medallion, where its author, Juan Luis Vives is reproduced.
Vicent García Editores commemorates the five hundredth anniversary of the birth of the Valencian philosopher. Due to this, this work was chosen which translates into Castilian for the first time the original edited in Bruges in 1526 with the title De subventione pauperum.
The introduction of this edition is important: It is most certainly a piece of work by Gregorio Mayans,and an opinion also shared by Luis Vives' biographer, Bonilla Sanmartin.
This assumption is corroborated by the works which at that time the learned of Oliva conducted, collecting all the work of Luis Vives, and that under his direction printed in the same printing house as Benito Monfort, in 1782; that is, a year after the Tratado del Socorro de los Pobres.
Luis Vives achieved fame and received in recognition for his Essay a silver cup from the Bruges Burgomaestres. He develops an exalted fraternal spirit which contrasts with his social ideas. He defends the quote of Saint Paul, according to which: "to give is better than to receive".
Our edition: Valencia, 1992. From the copy kept in the Biblioteca de Manuel Bas Carbonell.
-Edition of 3.000 copies, numbered and signed by notary and with the signature of the printer-publisher.
-Binding: Parchment on wooden board.
-Presentation case cloth lined with gold engraved leather spine containing facsimile.
-Specially made laid paper.
-Optional: Study in Spanish conducted by Jaime Pastor Fluixá (Bachelor of History. Former Technical Secretary of the Heraldic Council of the Generalitat Valenciana). Included in Bibliofilia Antigua I.