Charleston, 1866. 144pp. 12mo. Original printed wrappers, edges chipped. Ownership signature on front wrapper, inscription titlepage, "Hon. G.J. Bryan with the respects of the author." Small stamp at bottom of titlepage. Mild toning, internally very clean. Very good. First edition. A comprehensive overview of Charleston immediately after the Civil War, covering every topic in the city, including commerce, education, and railroads. Cardozo had lived in Charleston from 1796 to 1861, and published newspapers there from 1823 until 1861. A devout advocate of free trade, he was considered an important economic thinker in his day, and wrote a well-received book on political economy. A lengthy appendix is devoted to incidents of the Civil War and its impact on the city. An important American Jewish author and economist besides the local interest of the work. HOWES C131. (Inventory #: WRCAM50094)
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