FIRST COMPREHENSIVE HISTORY OF THE SEYCHELLES
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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