Hard Cover. New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1958. First Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
First edition, first printing. Publisher's quarter black cloth with brown paper-covered boards, lettered in brown to spine, both boards with "95" stamped in black; in the original black, white, brown, and blue dust jacket designed by Janet Halverson. A fine copy with a slight touch of rubbing to the corners; in a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with some light wear with a few small creases at the corners. Overall, a bright, near fine copy. Much nicer than usual. 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, as the poems discuss 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. This first trade edition was preceded only by the signed limited edition of 300 copies.