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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  • Oeuvres de Napoléon III, 1856-1869. (Vol. 4)

    • Paris
    • Plon, Amyot
    • 1856-1869
    • vol. 4
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  • Oeuvres de Napoléon III, 1856-1869. (Vol. 5)

    • Paris
    • Plon, Amyot
    • 1856-1869
    • vol. 5
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  • Philip (W.), The last Empress of the French, being the life of the Empress Eugénie, wife of Napoleon III, [1906?]

    • London
    • T. Werner Laurie
    • [1906?]

    The Empress Eugenie had already been in exile in Great Britain for two years when this favourable biography, by a British author, was published.

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  • Puech (Florence), La popularité de Napoléon III et de la famille impériale en exil à Chislehurst à travers la presse anglaise (1870-1881)

    • 1998

    Mémoire de DEA, Université Paris X Nanterre, 1998

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  • The late Prince imperial (The Illustrated London News, 1879)

    • London
    • The Illustrated London News
    • 1879

    This special-edition of The Illustrated London News, was published in Great Britain on the occasion of the return of the mortal remains of the Prince Imperial, who died in South Africa on 1 June 1879. It contains numerous engravings, full or double page, and a detailed account of the last hours of the son of Napoleon III and his last journey on board The Orontes to his final destination – the church of Chislehurst (England) where the funeral service took place on 11 July 1879.

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