The Winding Stair and Other Poems (1933)
Book ID: 63417
The Winding Stair and Other Poems. London: Macmillan, 1933. First Edition. Pp, 101. Olive green cloth boards, decorated in blind on front cover, gilt design and title on spine. Light shelf wear to covers, internally in very good condition. Bookplate to front free endpaper. Lacks publisher’s dust jacket.
Published five years after ‘The Tower’ the title refers to the staircase in the Thoor Ballylee castle which Yeats had purchased and lived in with his family for some time.
Cover designed by Thomas Sturge Moore (1870 – 1944), English author, poet and wood engraver especially noted for his bookplate designs. He designed several bindings for Yeats, his most notable one for ‘The Tower,’ published 1928. This Edition consisted of 2000 copies [Wade169].