The Winding Stair. Limited Signed Edition (1929)
Author: W.B. Yeats
Book ID: 65259
The Winding Stair. New York: The Fountain Press, 1929. Pp, 26, edges untrimmed, top edge gilt. Publisher’s dark blue cloth, gilt ruled pattern on front and back covers; title in gilt on spine, with two red leather labels, purple endpapers. A near fine copy. [Wade 164].
Limited Edition of 640 Numbered Copies, Signed by W.B. Yeats.
The Winding Stair refers to the staircase in the Thoor Ballylee castle which Yeats had purchased and lived in with his family for some time. Yeats saw the castle as a vital connection to the aristocratic Irish past which he admired.
Containing six poems, the phrase ‘winding stair’ is used in the book’s third poem, ‘A Dialogue of Self and Soul.’