"A PEAK OF ENGLISH POETRY"
YEATS, William Butler. The Winding Stair and Other Poems. London: Macmillan, 1933. Octavo, original blind-stamped green cloth, uncut, original dust jacket. $3000.
First English edition, substantially revised and expanded from the preceding limited edition of only 642 copies.
Described, along with The Tower, as "the greatest poetry of Yeats in his difficult later manner… a peak in English poetry," The Winding Stair includes one of Yeats' most resonant poems, "A Dialogue of Self and Soul" (Cyril Connolly, The Modern Movement 56B). Sixteen poems from this work were previously published in the 1929 first edition; 47 poems first appeared in Yeats' 1932 Words for Music Perhaps. One of only 2000 copies printed. Wade 169. Roth 225.
Book fine, dust jacket near-fine with light wear and toning to extremities. A lovely copy.