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SEYCHELLES BRADLEY (Dr. John T.) The History of the Seychelles, Part I. The French Occupation. Volume II. Description of its Geology, Flora, Fauna, Fishes, Crabs, Marine Mollusca, Butterflies, Land and Freshwater Mollusca; its Religion, Climate, Political Prisoners and Health Conditions; Also a Description of the Islands of the Archipelago, Exports, Imports, Population, Manufactures, Guano and Distilleries.  (Sir Walter Davidson's essay "Naval Operations in the Indian Ocean 1800-1810" xvi pp. vol.1. Col. H.C. Winckworth "Appendix on the Marine Mollusca of The Seychelles Islands". D. Vesey Fitzgerald "Birds of the Seychelles Islands included within that Colony" at the end of Vol.2.) Clarion Press, 1940
Vol.I [xiii] + 1-173 + xvi + [ix] pp. Vol II,[v + 174-465 + [iv] + 25 + xxi + ix + [xiv], 3 maps, 2 folding, portrait, 50 plates, 2 vols. original printed wrappers, creased, name on inner front covers, some wear,
Dr. John Thomas Bradley's first attempt at a History was published in 1936 as a thin incomplete work covering the French Occupation. This edition, although labelled The Second Edition is in fact a completely new and expanded work. He intended to issue a third volume covering the History of the British Occupation but he died in 1942 before he could complete it. Volume 2 contains information that the author collected on Geology, Flora and Fauna, also Trade. Bradley was Chief Medical Officer and a member of the Legislative and Executive Councils. Curiously for an Irish Protestant, he was knighted by the Roman Catholic Church for his services to the community. On his retirement in 1933 he founded the Clarion Press to print his own newspaper and later this, his rare and much quoted History.

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