London, HMSO, 1889.
Foolscap folio, iv, 336 pages with numerous tables plus 23 mounted lithographs (13 are chromolithographs, one a folding panorama of a diseased tongue) and 4 folding maps.
Contemporary parliamentary library binding (quarter calf and matching cloth with the original printed paper label of contents laid down on the spine); leather a little scuffed, with expert conservation to the joints; the contents are in fine condition.
British Parliamentary Paper C. 5679 of 1889. The highly detailed and impressive plates illustrate the sections on swine fever, anthrax, tubercular mammitis and actinomycosis bovis ('lumpy jaw'). Reading these reports suggests the rise of vegetarianism in Victorian England was not without good cause. This paper is contained in the full Volume 27 for the year (being one of the 30 volumes of the Reports from Commissioners, Inspectors and Others series). The other papers in this volume (exceeding 580 pages) relate to the Land Commission (England), Irish Land Commission, Public Works Loan Board and Public Works (Ireland).