The Winding Stair and Other Poems (1933)
Book ID: 66338
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. Publisher’s dust jacket. Jacket chipped at head & tail of spine with a little loss, book in fine condition. Uncommon in dust jacket.
Regarded as one of the great collections of Yeats’ poems, published five years after ‘The Tower’ when Yeats was 68 years old. 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 in 1928.
One of 2000 copies printed. [Wade169].