Secret Service: British Agents in France 1792-1815.
Immediately following the French Revolution, Britain developed a foreign service. Here is the true story behind the Scarlet Pimpernel, as well as the origins of the MI5 and MI6 of the 20th century. Another view into the backdrop to Austen's novels. This rare book is near fine, appears barely to have been opened. Pristine jacket too. Boydell Press, 1999. Hb, Dj. USED. $325.00