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REVELATIONS OF THE SECRET SERVICE.
F.V. White & Co. Ltd., London 1911 - Presentation Copy From The Father Of The Espionage & Spy Fiction Novel. First Edition. 8vo., 312pp. Original red cloth, gilt lettered spine & upper board. A very good or better copy showing light spotting on the fore edge. Subtitled: Being The Autobiography Of Hugh Morrice, Chief Travelling Agent Of The Confidential Department Of His Britannic Majesty's Government. The Author's holograph inscription on the half-title: "With The Author's Compliments". Considered the originator of the Espiona ge story, Le Queux's work over a 20 year span from 1890 through 1910, anticipated almost every development in the genre until the works of Eric Ambler appeared. This master of novels & short stories of mystery, crime & the intentional intrigue is re puted to have been a member of the British Secret Service & began his writings about secret agents largely to finance his work for British Intelligence which require much travelling & socializing with Royalty & other high ranking people. His Mysteri es Of A Great City, [1920] is a QQ [Queen's Quorum Selection]. A very uncommon title seldom offered for sale. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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