THE WINDING STAIR and Other Poems. W. B. Yeats.

THE WINDING STAIR and Other Poems.

London: Macmillan and Co., 1933. Original blind-stamped olive green cloth with gilt-decorated spine, with dust jacket.

First Edition, which consisted of 2000 copies, of one of the great collections of poetry from Yeats's later years. Included are "Coole Park," "For Anne Gregory," "Byzantium," "A Dialogue of Self and Soul" and the Crazy Jane poems. (There had been a briefer collection by the same title, published in New York by the Fountain Press in 1929, but that collection did not include, for example, four of the five poems cited above.) The elaborate binding design is by T. Sturge Moore (initialed TSM).

This is a near-fine copy (minor soil); the dust jacket, reproducing Moore's design, is very good-plus with a few tiny chips at corners (its spine browned as always, and with a small damp-mark). Wade 169; Connolly's MODERN MOVEMENT #56b. Item #13084

Price: $875.00

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