New Acquisitions Spring 2022 – 37 – Bauman Rare Books Pardon Signed By Napoleon In 1813 41. NAPOLEON. Document signed. Paris, March 14, 1813. One vellum leaf measuring 19-1/2 by 15-1/2 inches, printed on the recto and finished by hand; floated on red silk and framed, entire piece measures 27 by 23 inches. $7500. Large pardon, partially printed and completed in manuscript, of 13 sailors for desertion, signed by Napoleon in 1813 as Emperor. This document grants a pardon for good conduct to 13 sailors detained at Valdieu for desertion. Cosigned by Claude Ambroise Régnier, Duke of Massa as the Minister of Justice, and Pierre Antoine Daru as Secretary of State of the Empire. Text in French. Fold lines, faint dampstain to lower right corner (more visible on verso), not affecting Napoleon’s bold signature. A near-fine document, beautifully framed.