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Nixon, Edna

Royal Spy: The Strange Case of the Chevalier D'Eon.

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Was the Chevalier D'Eon [1728-1810] a man or woman? The first of Louis XV's secret agents, her first mission was to Moscow where, disguised as a young girl, she spent 6 months as a lady-in-waiting to the Empress. Later he returned to Moscow as the brother of the girl he had previously portrayed. He was one of the best fencers in Europe and a distinguished commander in the Seven Years War. He later played a leading role in London society. She spent the last 33 years of her life as a woman. A true story of espionage. Previous owner's mark in front. Reynal & Company, NY. 1965. Hb, Dj. USED. $5.00

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