[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.