Hebrew prayers for Napoleon, 1811
Hymne, louanges et prieres, prononcés par le Révérend Grand-Rabbin des Israélites Portugais à Amsterdam; a l'occasion de ce que Leurs Majestés Impériales et Royales l'Empereur et Roi, Napoléon le Grand, et l'impératrice Reine, Marie Louise, daignèrent honorer de leur Auguste présence le Temple de la susdite Communauté, aux mois d'Octobre 1811.
Amsterdam, Belinfante, 1811. 25,2 x 19 cm.  pp. Contemporary gilt-ruled red boards. In very good condition, the boards with some wear.
A collection of prayers, in Hebrew and French on facing pages, recited on the occasion of Napoleon's visit to the Amsterdam Portuguese Synagogue in 1811.
Napoleon visited The Netherlands in September and October 1811, just a few months after the Dutch départments were incorporated in the First French Empire. On 9 October he arrived in Amsterdam, where he dramatically entered the city on horseback, greeted by cheering crowds.
The splendid procession took the Emperor from the Muiderpoort via the Plantage, the Blauwbrug and the Kalverstraat to the Royal Palace. He visited both the German and the Portuguese Synagogue, but sadly heavy rains spoiled the planned fireworks.
Judaica-Napoleonica 221, in: Szajkowski, Jews and the French Revolutions (1970).