19 October 2005
NAPOLEONIC DECREES FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF ITALY
Tariffa Generale delle Dogane del Regno d'Italia. Milan: Reale Stamperia, 1808. 4to., 67p., disbound, ms number at head.
Together with 52 similar ordinances and decrees, issued in Milan, [c. 1807-1813], most folio, including 38 with woodcut Napoleonic arms at head, between 4 to 10p., signed by Napoleon as king of Italy or Eugene Napoleon as viceroy, disbound, irregular ms numbers at head.
These decrees are evidence of the very strict application of the Napoleonic code and the French government's drive to control every aspect of daily life in the disparate Italian states. (52)
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