American cottage and villa architecture, : a series of views and plans of residences actually built: intended as models for those about to build, as well as architects, builders, &c. : With hints on landscape gardening, laying out of grounds, planting of trees, &c. / By J.C. Sidney, architect and civil engineer.

Sidney, J. C. (James C.)
[New York] : Appleton & Co. publishers, New York,, 1850.
4 or 5 pts. : ill. ; 35 cm.

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Architecture, Domestic -- United States -- Designs and plans.
Landscape architecture.
Pattern books.
"The work will be issued monthly, price 75 cents per number, and will be completed in ten parts. Each number will contain at least three designs, accompanied with plates of ground plans, as well as letter-press."--Prospectus, p. [4] of wrapper."-- RLIN ID# MAAR91B1427.
"Five parts were offered for sale by Fowlers and Wells for 50 cents each in 1855. No other parts have been traced. Very likely no more than four or five were ever issued."--Hitchcock.
Only four parts are recorded in NUC pre-1956.
Pt 1 issued with 6 plates; pt. 2 with 5 plates; pt. 3 with 5 plates; pt. 4 issued with 6 plates to complete a total of 22(?) plates.
The lithographic plates issued in this pattern book were printed by Sidney & Neff and include plans and perspectives depicting houses already built, complete with location, actual cost and architects' names; some plates signed "Bridgens del., St. Alary lith.," or "Lithy of A. Kollner"
Includes architectural designs by Field & Correja, J.H. Funk, J.C. Wells, Mr. Bond (Richard?), J.H. Rand, and Sidney & Neff.
James Charles Sidney was an English-born architect, engineer, surveyor and landscape architect, first appearing in Philadelphia in the 1840s. He initially worked as a cartographer, but his earliest architectural works can be dated to this time. By 1851 he had formed a partnership with James P. W. Neff (Sidney and Neff, "architects and engineers") at 80 Walnut St. "American cottage and villa architecture" (1850) is his most important work, although it was never actually completed. Cf. Sandra L. Tatman and R.W. Moss, Biographical dictionary of Philadelphia architects, 1700-1930, (1985)
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: INCOMPLETE: Athenaeum has pts. 1-3 only (plates 1-16) bound together in 1 volume.
Athenaeum copy: With ms. pencil signature on front endpaper of O.P. Hatfield; Oliver Perry Hatfield (1819-1891) was a practicing architect in New York. An early member of the AIA, he also served as president of the New York Chapter. Cf. Withey, H.F. Biographical dictionary of American architects (1956).
Athenaeum copy: With ink stamp of Spicer Library, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn.
Cited in:
Hitchcock, H.R. Amer. architectural books, 1181
NUC pre-1956, v. 545, p. 280
Funk, John H.
Wells, J. C.
Bond, Richard.
Rand, J. H.
St. Alary, Emile. , Lithographer
Kollner, Augustus, b. 1813. , Lithographer
Hatfield, O. P. , Former owner
Field & Correja.
Bridgens (Firm) , Illustrator
Sidney & Neff. , Printer
D. Appleton and Company. , Publisher
Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. Spicer Library. , Former owner