WITH LETTERS DESCRIBING THE LAKE OF KILLARNEY AND MUCRUSS GARDENS
[WHATELY, Thomas & OCKENDEN, William] Observations on Modern Gardening, Illustrated by Descriptions. To which are added, I. An Essay on Design in Gardening. II Letters describing the Lake of Killarney, and Mucruss Gardens: By William Ockenden, Esq.; Late Member for Great Marlow. Dublin: Printed by John Exshaw in Dame-street, 1770. 12mo. First edition, first Dublin printing. pp. vi, 267, , 60. Contemporary full calf, spine professionally rebacked. Title in gilt on original red morocco label on professional rebacked spine. Separate titlepages for ‘An Essay on Design in Gardening’ and ‘Letters describing the Lake of Killarney and Mucruss Gardens’. Signature of previous owner ‘John O’Regan, Springfield,’ on titlepage. A very good copy. 1350 L1BC 1A “ESTC T119463.
“The most comprehensive work on the theory of landscape design developed by the natural school before the time of Humphrey Repton is Whately’s ‘Observations on Modern Gardening’ (1770). The popularity of this work is attested by the number of times it was published. It was issued several times in London and once in Dublin. It was translated into French and German versions were issued in Paris and Leipziz.”” [Henrey II p. 509].
Anonymous. By Thomas Whately. ‘An Essay on Design in Gardening’ has a separate titlepage and pagination; ‘Letters Describing the Lake of Killarney, ..’ has a separate titlepage and continues the pagination of the ‘Essay’; register is continuous throughout.” WHATELY, Thomas & OCKENDEN, William.