Hard Cover. New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1958. First Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
First edition, first printing. Publisher’s black cloth-backed brown boards, with cropped “95” in black to boards, titles in brown to spine; original black, blue, white and brown dust jacket designed by Janet Halverson with “95” to front panel. Fine book; about near fine unclipped dust jacket with light toning to spine, small closed tear to top of rear panel, very mild rubbing to front panel. Overall, a fresh and beautiful copy. 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.