YEATS, W. B.

The Winding Stair and other poems.

London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1933 Stock Code: 119643
£1,375.00

First edition in the attractive jacket

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First edition, first impression, of Yeats's follow-up collection to The Tower, containing some of his best, and most difficult, poems, such as "Blood and the Moon", "A Dialogue of Self and Soul", "Vacillation", and, of course, "Byzantium", and thus full of "those images that yet / fresh images beget; / that dolphin-torn, and gong tormented sea". A smaller collection, notably lacking the famous "Byzantium" among others, under the same title (but without "and Other Poems") had been printed in New York in 1929.

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Description

Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and geometric pattern to spine gilt, pictorial design by T. Sturge Moore to front board in blind, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. With the dust jacket.

Condition

Contemporary ownership inscription to front pastedown, ticks in pencil to contents page. Top edge dust toned, slight rubbing to extremities, a little foxing to endpapers; a very good copy in the jacket with minor loss to head of spine and nicks to extremities.

Bibliography

Wade 169.

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