LE CARON, Henry [pseudonym for Thomas MILLER BEACH]. Twenty-Five Years in the Secret Service. The Recollections of a Spy … Fifth Edition. London, Heinemann, 1892.
8vo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front cover with Irish harp in gilt; pp. vi, , 311, 16 (publisher's catalogue), five portraits after photographs with tissue guards, facsimiles in the text; cloth a little markd, otherwise very good, contemporary ownership insription of Edmond Balfour to front fly-leaf.
'Beach, known as Major Henri Le Caron, went to the United States in 1861 and soon afterwards joined Irish nationalist organisations there. For twenty-five years he acted as a paid spy on the Fenian movement for both the British and Canadian governments. His evidence to the Parnell Commission meant his blowing his cover' (National Portrait Gallery, online).