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British courtier and member of Parliament. DS, 1p (vellum), 30½" X 20½", Brymore, Somerset, 16 October 1794. Near fine. Original folds; top edge scalloped. "Feoffment" -- a type of medieval land deed -- in which Sir Philip Hales grants a parcel of land in the Hamlet of Edington to a William Norris for the sum of 42 pounds. A huge and ornate "This Indenture" with flourishes rubberstamped at upper left begins the largely boilerplate legalese text of conveyance, which is handsomely penned in a secretarial hand in brown ink. Also at upper left a 1½" X 2" blue blind-embossed paper revenue stamp has been affixed. Large, thick red wax seal at center bottom somewhat chipped at edges but complete and intact, with Hales penning "Philip" at left of it and "Hales" at right of it, large and bold. On the verso at upper left is recorded payment of this 42 pounds in full by Norris, and here again Hales signs quite large and bold. A large and lovely example of this typical type of English 18th century legal document. Bookseller Inventory # 40891
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