De Fidiculis Opuscula
Opuscula Fidicularum. No.1. The Ancestry
of the Violin. Being a discourse delivered at the Freemasons'
Tavern, on Friday, June 2nd, 1882, to the Sette of Odd Volumes.
Part I - The Origin of the Violin. Part II - The Welsh Crwth.
London,1882. Printed for the Author by Mitchell & Hughes.
8o. Limited to 210 copies. (Forming No.1 of a series of pamphlets
on the Violin, entitled "De Fidiculis Opuscula". This text
was adapted into the first two chapters of Violin-Making,
as it was and is, i.e.: Chapter I, The Ancestry of the Violin,
pp.29-57, and Chapter II, The Welsh Crwth, pp.58-68.
De Fidiculis Opusculum II. Hodges against
Chanot. Being the history of a celebrated case, collected
from the newspapers and from personal observation and annotated.
Part I. Biographical. Part II. The Cause of Action. Part III.
The Trial. Part IV. The Opinions of the Press. London, 1883.
Printed for the Author by Mitchell & Hughes, 140 Wardour
Street, W., pp.88., 8o.
De Fidiculis Opusculum III. Libri Desiderati.
ditto, third edition, deluxe edition of 20
copies. 1890. 20pp. stiff paper covers
De Fidiculis Opusculum IV. 1890. 64 pp. Includes
chapters on Paganini and his Guarnerius, early violin schools
and old violin frauds. Limited to 210 copies
De Fidiculis Opusculum V, Libri Desiderati.
Books wanted by Edward Heron-Allen, London 1893
De Fidiculis Opusculum VI, A Contribution
towards an Accurate Biography of Charles Auguste de Bériot
and Maria Felicita Malibran-Garcia, (16o, 125 copies,) London
De Fidiculis Opusculum VII, The Arts and
Crafts Book of the Worshipful Guild of Violin-Makers of Markneukirchen,
from 1677 to 1772, London, 1894 (Extracted and analysed by
Dr. R. Petong. Translated and edited by Edward and Marianna
Heron-Allen, L.P. pp. 55, 16o., 100 copies)
De Fidiculis Opusculum VIII, The Seal of
Roger Wade, London 1895 (16o, 100 copies)
De Fidiculis Opusculum IX, The "Nefer" Sign,
Selsey Bill, 1941 (15pp, small 40, 100 copies)
Violin-Making, as it was and is. With illustrations
by the author.Preceded by an essay on the violin and its position
as a musical instrument, Ward, Lock, & Co. (London), 1884
(pp. xix. 366, 8o.)
ditto, Second edition, Ward, Lock & Co.
(London), [1885.] (pp. xix. 366, 8o.)
ditto, Ward, Lock & Co. (London), 1886
deluxe edition of 25 copies for private circulation.
ditto, Second edition, Boston: Elias Howe.
Libri Desiderati. An appendix to "De Fidiculis
Bibliographia", Printed for the Postulant, 1888 (pp. 8. 8o.)
De Fidiculis Bibliographia: being an attempt
towards a bibliography of the violin and all other instruments
played with a bow, etc., Griffith Farran & Co. (London),
1890-94 (2 vols, 4o.)
ditto, Griffith Farran & Co. (London),
1890-94 (2 vols, 8o.)
ditto, The Holland Press, 1961. 416 pp.,
lxxvii. Limited to 500 copies.
Fidiculana (four essays on violins), 'De
Fidiculis Opuscula: Opusculum IV', printed for the author
by Mitchell & Hughes, 1890. 210 copies
The Violin Times. A monthly journal for professional
and amateur violinists, [London, 1893-1907.] (Edited by E.
Polonaski and E. H. Allen. vol. 1. no. 1-vol. 14. no. 169.
Nov. 1893-Dec. 1907., 4o.)