Venezia: Dalla Tipografia di Alvisopoli, 1823. First edition. 4to. 343 pp. (uncut). Illustrations. Publishers' wrappers, housed in custom made case, very good copy. (25189). Item #1398
Eight lithographic plates (including portrait frontispiece), and an engraved facsimile letter laid-in. Much has been said of the final week of Winckelmann's life which culminated in his vicious murder in Trieste on June 8, 1768 by an itinerant Italian of dubious background. The author includes in the volume the report on the autopsy and lists the contents of his pockets at the time of his demise.