Item #CAT000833 New Orleans Wholesale Prices Current August 17, 1839: Printed and Published Weekly by Benjamin Levy. Benjamin Levy.
New Orleans Wholesale Prices Current August 17, 1839: Printed and Published Weekly by Benjamin Levy
New Orleans Wholesale Prices Current August 17, 1839: Printed and Published Weekly by Benjamin Levy

New Orleans Wholesale Prices Current August 17, 1839: Printed and Published Weekly by Benjamin Levy

New Orleans: Benjamin Levy, 1839.

First Edition. Broadside. Near Fine Condition. Item #CAT000833

Folded 4to sheet printed front and back, 11 1/2" x 9 1/2" with prices and mostly dismal business predictions and mention of a continued depression. On the attached blanks is a letter dated Aug 18th, 1839 detailing further negative business conditions and increasing yellow fever. "Businesses of all kinds have come to a complete stop." An interesting, if dire, look at business conditions in New Orleans in 1839 filled with commodity prices for molasses, sugar, flour, pork, bacon, fish, fruit, chocolate, etc. Old postmark stamp on verso of letter.

Just 7 copies in OCLC for various dates. Levy published the sheet from 1834 to the 1841. He opened a stationary store on Chartres St. in New Orleans in 1811 and for thirty years published a variety of medical and legal works as well as this popular Wholesale Prices Current sheet and the journal New Orleans Prices Current and Commercial Intelligencer. In a biography for the Bibliographical Society of America (1960), Benjamin Korn said “the first important Jewish Printer-Publisher, not only in the South, but probably in the entire country.” Size: 4to. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Business, Finance & Marketing. Inventory No: CAT000833.

Price: $750.00