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Twenty-Five Years in The Secret Service
London - William Heinemann, 1892. London - William Heinemann, 1892 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The memoirs of English spy Henri le Caron, whos services enabled the British Government to take measures which led to the fiasco of the Canadian invasion of 1870 and Kiel's surrender in 1871. With tissue-guardedfrontispiece engraving of le Caron, along with facsimile of his signature, and other plates throughout. Beach published the story of his life, Twenty-five Years in the Secret Service, in 1892 and it had an immense circulation, but he had to be constantly guarded, his acquaintances were hampered from seeing him, and he was the victim of a painful disease, peritonitis, from which he died on 1 April 1894. Condition: In a green cloth binding. Externally smart, with just a few marks to the boards and some light wear to the head and tail of the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Front hinge slightly strained. Ink siganture to title page. Pages are mainly bright and clean, with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD..
      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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