Washington: Government Printing Office, 1863. First edition of the first report, as the Department was established that year. House of Representatives, 37th Congress, 3d Session. Ex. Doc. No. 78; Isaac Newton, Commissioner of Agriculture. 48 full-page, etched plates of fruits and farm animals bound at front. 632 pages with additional drawings in the text (insects; fruit sections, etc.). Good to very good in textured cloth boards with spine somewhat dulled, light foxing to prelims (not affecting plates), and light dampstain to upper corner of last several pages.