The Winding Stair and Other Poems (1933)
Book ID: 62919
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; in publisher’s dust jacket repeating the design on boards.Jacket with a few small tears & chipps, bok in fine bright condition. One of 2000 copies printed. [Wade169].
Cover and dust jacket 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.
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.