BOURNE, John C. The History and Description of the Great Western Railway. London: David Bogue, 1846. 2° (529 x 368mm). Additional tinted lithographic title, list of plates with vignette and 45 plates on 35 sheets conforming to Abbey's plate count including the vignettes of Paddington Station and Bathampton Church printed on india paper and mounted, lithographic dedication, hand-coloured lithographic map of the railway geological map and geological sections. (Short marginal tear without loss to additional title, plates, spotted throughout, heavier to about 6 plates.) Contemporary green half morocco over watered-silk boards, gilt spine, gilt edges (extremities rubbed). Provenance: William A. Cadbury (pencil ownership inscription on front endpaper dated 1891). FIRST EDITION. Abbey Life 399.