Digital Library

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  • Lecomte, (L.H.), Napoléon et le monde dramatique, (1912)

    Lecomte, (L.H.), Napoléon et le monde dramatique, (1912)

    • Paris
    • Daragon
    • 1912

    The history of all aspects of the theatre (musical and dramatic) during the Consulate and Empire. An appendix gives a chronological list of all the shows seen by Napoleon Bonaparte. Indispensable guide to the Parisian theatrical and musical world for the period 1799 to 1815. [This document is also available as en epub file]

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  • Notice sur l’île d’Elbe, (1814)

    Notice sur l’île d’Elbe, (1814)

    • Paris
    • Tardieu-Denesle
    • 1814

    Containing a description of the island’s towns, augmented with a description of « Buonaparte’s » [sic] voyage to the place of his embarcation. [This document is also available as en epub file]

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  • Correspondance de l’armée française en Egypte, interceptée par l’escadre de Nelson, (1798)

    Correspondance de l’armée française en Egypte, interceptée par l’escadre de Nelson, (1798)

    • Paris
    • Garney
    • An VI [1798]

    Selection of official and private letters intercepted at different times by Turkish and British warships, published by the British government in 1798 so as to « open Europe’s eyes » regarding the real reason for the Egyptian expedition and in order to give the true story of this « oriental tale » by publishing the actual experience of […]

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  • Schuermans, Itinéraire de Napoléon, (1908)

    Schuermans, Itinéraire de Napoléon, (1908)

    • Paris
    • Picard et fils
    • 1908

    Day-by-day calendar account of Napoleon’s life, from birth to death. [This document is also available as en epub file]

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  • Mehlisse (E.G.C.), [Liste de prisonniers français], (1826)

    Mehlisse (E.G.C.), [Liste de prisonniers français], (1826)

    • Paris
    • Henri Guillemé
    • 1826

    Tableau of the 16,000 soldiers who fought for France taken prisoner in the period 1810 to 1814 (Russia, Poland and Germany), including a list of all the those soldiers (out of the 16,000) still alive and in Russia. [This document is also available as en epub file]

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  • 1812 Almanach impérial

    1812 Almanach impérial

    • Paris
    • Testu
    • [1811 ?]

    The official administrative handbook or almanac, offering “precise details concerning the structure and names of the legal authorities”. [This document is also available as en epub file]

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  • Vasson (J.), Bertrand le grand-maréchal de Sainte-Hélène, (1935)

    • Issoudun
    • Laboureur
    • 1835
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  • Vie du maréchal Bertrand, (1821)

    • Paris
    • Locard et Davi
    • 1821

    Contenant une relation de ses campagnes et le récit de ce qui se passa dans l’exil auquel il se condamna aux îles d’Elbe et de Sainte-Hélène, par un dévouement sublime pour Napoléon, jusqu’à sa mort ; suivi de quelques lettres du Comte de Montholon relatives au prisonnier de Sainte-Hélène.

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  • Warden (William), Letters written on board his Majesty’s ship the Northumberland, (1816)

    • London
    • R. Ackermann
    • 181+

    In which the conduct and conversations of Napoleon Buonaparte, and his suite, during the voyage, and the first months of his residence in that island, are faithfully described and related.

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