Digital Library

The documents digitised by the Fondation Napoléon (listed here) are full searchable, and any images can be viewed using the high resolution zoom feature.

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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 […]

  • 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]

  • Aliquot, l’Eglise concordataire et les armoiries de ses prélats (2016)

    • Pamiers
    • Auteur
    • 2016

    Précieuse étude historique et héraldique des évêques du territoire français de la Révolution à la Restauration. Les prélats italiens, allemands et belges de la période impériale figurent dans ce travail.

  • Brunetiana, (1802)

    • Paris
    • Barba
    • 1802

    Two similar booklets brought together by their authors, both comic actors in the vaudeville theatres during the Empire. Jean-Joseph Mira known as Brunet (1766-1853) excelled in using daft humour, like Cadet-Roussel and Jocrisse (a buffonesque valet: the incarnation of silliness and clumsiness) the title role with which he made his name. Charles-Gabriel Potier (1774-1838) found theatrical fame in comic plays, in particular between 1809 and 1818 at the Théâtre des Variétés under Brunet’s direction. Alongside their success treading the boards, they produced side projects like these little booklets (in-32) which could be easily slipped into a jacket pocket. The booklets meant that puns and word plays, essential games for any successful party between family and friends, were available to all.

  • Cadet de Vaux, De la taupe, (1803)

    • Paris
    • Au bureau du Journal d'économie rural et domestique
    • 1803
  • Capelle, Dictionnaire de morale, de science et de littérature, (1810)

    • Paris
    • Impr. de J.B. Poulet
    • 1810
    • Tome I
    • Tome II