Hard Cover. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1958. First Edition. Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
First edition, limited issue of 300 copies numbered and signed by the author, this copy being number 177. Publisher's bright blue cloth with "95" stamped to boards in blind, lettered in gilt to front board and spine, top edge stained yellow, with yellow endpapers; in the original glassine jacket and publisher's black paper slipcase with white title label lettered in gilt. About fine with just a touch of sunning to extremities; glassine jacket with significant chipping to extremities and split in two at the spine panel, a few pieces detached but laid in; slipcase about fine with some light soiling to label. Overall, a beautiful copy, signed by Cummings. 95 Poems is the last collection of new poetry published before Cummings' death in 1962. Specifically, it 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.