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Napoleonic Code. The original and only official edition, Paris, Imprimerie impériale, 1807.<br />
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Napoleonic Code. The original and only official edition, Paris, Imprimerie impériale, 1807.

The Research library’s collections include sets of royal acts, factums (supporting memoranda filed on behalf of the parties in a trial), and miscellaneous items (both printed and handwritten), such as the 510 volumes of the collection put together by Louis-François Morel de Thoisy, which were added to the Library in 1725 and are now kept in the Rare Books Reserve (Réserve des livres rares).

Notable items in the collections also include remarkable documents like an 1807 copy of the Napoleonic Code, specially printed on vellum for the Emperor and covered with a black velvet binding embroidered with his arms and emblems, held by the Rare Books Reserve.

 

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