Charleston: Joseph Walker, 1866. 144pp, old rubberstamp on blank portion of title page. Bottom blank tear to title page [expertly reinforced]. Bound in modern grey wrappers. Good+.
A Sephardic Jew, Cardozo was born in 1786 in Savannah. Self-educated, he was an outstanding economist, an editor of the Southern Patriot in Charleston, and later its publisher. He published 'Notes on Political Economy' and 'The Economic Mind in American History'. An advocate of free trade, he wrote many papers on the subject. [See Brody, 'Jewish Heroes and Heroines in America from Colonial Times to 1900: A Judaica Collection Exhibit' (FL Atlantic U. Libraries)]. "Jacob Cardozo's forays into econometric analysis were outstanding by the standards of his day." [Eugene Genovese, 'Journal of the Historical Society', Volume I, Number 2, March 2000]. "This book is VERY SCARCE" [Eberstadt, quoting from Bradford].
"Cardozo was a resident of Charleston from 1796 onward, and editor of the Southern Patriot from 1817" [Id]. The book is a series of articles on Charleston's agriculture, commerce, education and free school system, chamber of commerce, insurance companies and fire department, the press, bench and bar, hotels, banks, libraries, railroads, charitable and medical organizations, cemeteries. An Appendix provides material on the beginning of the Civil War at Forts Moultrie and Sumter, as well as the action at Fort Wagner and other Charleston-area sites.
FIRST EDITION. Howes C131. Singerman 1930. 115 Eberstadt 906. III Turnbull 409. Item #35454