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[LANGUET, Hubert (1518-81)]. Vindiciae contra Tyrannos: sive de principis in populum, populique in principem, legitima potestate, Stephano Ivnio Bruto Celta, auctore. Edimburgi [i.e. Basle: T.Guarinus?] 1579.

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[LANGUET, Hubert (1518-81)]. Vindiciae contra Tyrannos: sive de principis in populum, populique in principem, legitima potestate, Stephano Ivnio Bruto Celta, auctore. Edimburgi [i.e. Basle: T.Guarinus?] 1579.

8° (150 x 93mm). Collation: A-Q8, including final blank. 19th-century calf gilt by Pratt, edges gilt. Provenance: Mount Stuart bookplate.

FIRST EDITION of the famous 'Counterblast against Tyrants', a treatise upholding liberty of conscience and the rights of peoples against their rulers. The work has also been attributed to Du Plessis de Mornay. STC 15211; Printing and the Mind of Man 94. A FINE COPY OF A RARE BOOK.
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