Kolbinger (Joannes Chrysostomus), 1703-1758

Der Jn dem Weege Der Wahrheit und Gerechtigkeit Eccli. 34. 22. Geliebte des Herren 2. Reg. 12. 25. Amandus. Das ist: Der von hohen Tugenden und Fürstlichen Thaten gepriesene ewiger Gedächtnus-Würdige Lebens-Wandel Weyland… Amandi, Ersten Bischoffen Wie auch Abbten zu Fulda… Bey Höchst Deroselben Leich-Besingnuß… in einer Leich- und Ehren Rede Den 10. Mertz 1757. Jn der hohen Dom-Kirche ad S. Salvatorem zu Fulda Vorgetragen.

Fulda, Johann Christoph Dempter, 1757
A Sammelband gathering three publications concerning the obsequies for Amandus (Friedrich Franz Ludwig) von Buseck, Fürstbischof of Fulda, who had died at three o’clock in the morning of 4 December 1756, at his Schloß Fasanerie-Adolphseck, was embalmed the same day, afterwards transferred to Fulda, and interred on 13 December 1756 in Fulda Domkirche. His obsequies were twice postponed: first, until after the election of his successor, Fürstbischof Adalbert von Walderdorff (17 January 1757), then again to enable the attendance of distinguished guests. Bound first in the volume is the Leichenpredigt delivered on 10 March 1757 by Johann Kolbinger, a monk of the Benedictine abbey of Ottobeuren, and professor of canon law at Fulda; our copy is illustrated by a large folding plate not ordinarily present, depicting the Trauergerüst erected in the Kapelle des Residenzschlosses, on which the corpse had reposed three months previously.

Bound with [Anonymous]. Monumentum Mortis In Memoriam Vitae Et Viventis Post Funera Virtutis Amandi… Quando… Adalbertus Electus Episcopus & Abbas Fuldensis… Reverendissimo & Celsissimo Antecessori Suo In Ecclesia Cathedrali Ad S. Salvatorem Solemnibus Exequiis Parentavit. Eidemque Cum immenso fere Totius Fuldae Moerore In Catastrum Mortuorum Relato Hoc Castrum Doloris Ad perpetuam Virtutum & meritorum ipsius memoriam & gloriam Adornavit. Fulda, Johann Christoph Dempter, 1757
Bound with Weizell, Johann Georg. Ordentlicher Leich-Conduct Weyland Des Hochwürdigsten Fürsten und Herrn Herrn Amandi, Bischoffen und Abbten zu Fulda… Wie derselbe Den 10. Martii 1757. aus der Hochfürstl. Residentz In die hohe Dom-Kirchen gehalten worden, und was nach Absterben des höchst-seeligsten Fürstens auf der Fasanerie, und von dannen bis Fuld sich zugetragen. Fulda, Johann Christoph Dempter, 1757

The second work is an anonymous description of the castrum doloris erected in March 1757 in the crossing of the Domkirche, explicating its numerous emblems of mourning, transcribing lemmas and other inscriptions, with two large plates signed by the same printmaker, J.F. Pfeiffer of Fulda. The third work combines a “seating plan” of those present with the text of the “Lob- und Danck-Rede” delivered on 10 March 1757 by Chancellor Johann Weizell.

Subjects
Book illustration - Artists, German - Pfeiffer (Johann Franz), active 1757
Festival books and prints - Germany - Fulda, 1757
Authors/Creators
Kolbinger, Joannes Chrysostomus, 1703-1758
Artists/Illustrators
Pfeiffer, Johann Franz, active 1757
Printers/Publishers
Dempter, Johann Christoph, active 1757?-1770?
Owners
Fechenbach zu Laudenbach, Bibliothek
Other names
Buseck, Amandus von, Bishop of Fulda, 1685-1756
Weizell, Johann Georg, active 1757

Kolbinger, Joannes Chrysostomus
Sigmaringen 1703 – 1758 Fulda

Der Jn dem Weege Der Wahrheit und Gerechtigkeit Eccli. 34. 22. Geliebte des Herren 2. Reg. 12. 25. Amandus. Das ist: Der von hohen Tugenden und Fürstlichen Thaten gepriesene ewiger Gedächtnus-Würdige Lebens-Wandel Weyland… Amandi, Ersten Bischoffen Wie auch Abbten zu Fulda… Bey Höchst Deroselben Leich-Besingnuß… in einer Leich- und Ehren Rede Den 10. Mertz 1757. Jn der hohen Dom-Kirche ad S. Salvatorem zu Fulda Vorge­tragen.

With

[Anonymous]

Monumentum Mortis In Memoriam Vitae Et Viventis Post Funera Virtutis Amandi… Quando… Adalbertus Electus Episcopus & Abbas Fuldensis… Reverendissimo & Celsissimo Antecessori Suo In Ecclesia Cathedrali Ad S. Salvatorem Solemnibus Exequiis Parentavit. Eidemque Cum immenso fere Totius Fuldae Moerore In Catastrum Mortuorum Relato Hoc Castrum Doloris Ad perpetuam Virtutum & meritorum ipsius memoriam & gloriam Adornavit.

With

Weizell, Johann Georg

Ordentlicher Leich-Conduct Weyland Des Hochwürdigsten Fürsten und Herrn Herrn Amandi, Bischoffen und Abbten zu Fulda... Wie derselbe Den 10. Martii 1757. aus der Hochfürstl. Residentz In die hohe Dom-Kirchen gehalten worden, und was nach Absterben des höchst-seeligsten Fürstens auf der Fasanerie, und von dannen bis Fuld sich zugetragen.

Fulda, Johann Christoph Dempter, 1757

folio (340 × 225 mm), in three parts: (24) ff. signed π1 (title) A–I2 K1 L–M2 and paginated (2) 1–45 (1), with woodcut head-piece, initial, and tail-piece ‘Hodie mihi, cras tibi’, plus folding engraving (platemark 320 × 415 mm, trimmed by binder) signed by the printmaker I. Franz Pfeiffer Sc. Fuldae; (25) ff. signed A–C2 D2+1 E–M2 and paginated 1–16 (2, interpolated leaf ‘Facies iv’) 17–48, with woodcut ornaments; plus two plates signed by Pfeiffer of the castrum doloris (platemarks 395 × 310 mm); (13) ff. signed A–B2 C1, A–C2 [D]2 and paginated 1–10, 1–13 (3), with woodcut head-piece ‘Heute an mir, morgen an dir’, and typographical tail-piece. The versoes of D1 and D2 are blank; as the same text appears on both rectoes, D2 was meant to be cancelled by the binder.

provenance Freiherren von Fechenbach, Schloß Laudenbach — Hartung & Hartung, Auktion 113 (‘Dabei Teil II der Bibliothek des fränkischen Adels­geschlechts von Fechenbach’), Munich, 10 May 2006, lot 1827

Clean tears in two of the folding plates.

bound in a contemporary wrapper of floral Bronzefirnispapier on black ground

A Sammelband gathering three publications concerning the obsequies for Amandus (Friedrich Franz Ludwig) von Buseck, Fürstbischof of Fulda, who had died at three o’clock in the morning of 4 December 1756, at his Schloß Fasanerie-Adolphseck, was em­balmed the same day, afterwards transferred to Fulda, and interred on 13 December 1756 in Fulda Domkirche. His obsequies were twice postponed: first, until after the election of his successor, Fürstbischof Adalbert von Walderdorff (17 January 1757), then again to enable the attendance of distinguished guests.1

The first work in the volume is the Leichenpredigt delivered on 10 March 1757 by Johann Kolbinger, a monk of the Benedictine abbey of Ottobeuren, and professor of canon law at Fulda,2 who took as his text 2 Kings 12:25, ‘Vocavit nomen ejus, Amabilis Domino, eo quod diligeret eum Dominus’ (Vulgata Clementina). Our copy is illustrated by a large folding plate not ordinarily present, depicting the Trauergerüst erected in the Kapelle des Residenzschlosses, on which the corpse had reposed three months previously.

The second work is a anonymous description of the castrum doloris erected in March 1757 in the crossing of the Domkirche, explicating its numerous emblems of mourning, tran­scribing lemmas and other inscriptions, with two large plates signed by the same print­ maker, J[ohann?] Franz Pfeiffer of Fulda. The third work combines a ‘seating plan’ of those present with the text of the ‘Lob- und Danck-Rede’ delivered on 10 March 1757 by Chancellor Johann Weizell.

Similar volumes (containing all three works) can be traced

● Bamberg, Universitätsbibliothek, 19/ymi A50 c7700 ● Fulda, Hochschul- und Landesbibliothek, 4 ° Schw Stift L46, 49 ● Münster, Bibliothek der Kapuziner, AB. Fol 15 123,06

Elsewhere, single parts are recorded

Kolbinger ● Fulda, Bibliothek des Bischöflichen Priester­seminars, 2° Fuld 32/196● Köln, Universitäts- und Stadtbibliothek, GB xiii 407 ● Marburg, Hessisches Staatsarchiv, 96/389 i (copy 1), 15, 230/4 (copy 2, incomplete) ● Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Res/2 Or. fun.9 ● Würzburg, Diözesanbibliothek

Kolbinger & Monumentum Mortis ● London, British Library, 4885.f.2.(17–18.)

Monumentum Mortis ● Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Res/2 L.eleg. m 129/3

references Katalog der Leichenpredigten und sonstiger Trauerschriften in Fuldaer Bibliotheken, edited by Rudolf Lenz et al. (Stuttgart 2004), p.63 no. 84; Katalog der Leichenpredigten und sonstiger Trauerschriften im Hessischen Staatsarchiv Marburg, edited by Rudolf Lenz et al. (Sigmaringen 1992), p.38 no. 499.

1. Michael Müller, ‘Der Fuldaer Fürstbischof Amand von Buseck (1737–1756)’ in Archiv für mittelrheini­sche Kirchengeschichte 53 (2001), especially pp.362–364.

2. August Lindner, Die Schriftsteller und die um Wissenschaft und Kunst verdienten Mitglieder des Benediktiner-Ordens im heutigen Königreich Bayern (Regensburg 1880), ii, p.77.

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