Hard Cover. New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1958. Limited. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
First edition, limited issue. One of 300 copies signed by Cummings. Publisher's blue cloth, with 95 stamped to the boards in blind, lettered in gilt, yellow top stain; in the original glassine dust jacket; housed in the publisher's black paper slipcase, with white title label lettered in gilt. A bright copy, with a hint of light wear to the spine ends, bright and unfaded spine, former owner's stamp to the front free endpaper, else fine; glassine with some light creasing, tears and chipping along the bottom edges, loss to the bottom edge of the rear panel, else bright and clean; slipcase with a few light spots of minor soiling, else fine. Overall, a near fine and extremely fresh copy. 95 Poems is the last collection of new poetry published before Cummings' death in 1962. Specifically, it contains includes many of the author's most well-known poems, including "i carry your heart with me," "l(a," "dive for dreams," "if the Lovestar grows most big," "i love you much (most beautiful darling)," and "rosetree,rosetree," among others. 95 Poems represents the reflections of a mature poet, with the poems discussing Cummings' meditative thoughts on life, nature, time, and love. Like much of Cummings' verse, many of the poems in this collection draw beauty from their simplicity without sacrificing the deep emotions they address.