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    Scotch Patent with Large Seal of Queen Victoria. Four two-sided pages, folio, on parchment, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 3, 1850. Impressive partly printed parchment patent, written in Latin, for "an improved mode of manufacturing soap," awarded to civil engineer Thomas Dickason Rotch. Document is bound with silk cord, attached to which is a massive, 6" diameter, 1" thick wax seal. Orange-red seal features Queen Victoria on horseback on one side and Victoria's intricate coat of arms on the other. Significant areas of damage to corners/edges of round seal, but it is nevertheless quite impressive and collectible. Document is heavily age toned, and permanently curled at corners. Generally very good.

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