Simpson, Lewis P. Mind and the American Civil War: A Meditation on Lost Causes [SIGNED COPY]. Baton Rouge and London: Louisiana State University Press, 1989. First Edition/First Printing. ISBN: 9780807115558. 
Blue cloth hardcover, 5 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches, xiv., 110 clean pp. Good dj with a couple of short edge tears and a small chip base of the spine, now in a clear wrapper. Very good in good dust-jacket. Hardcover.
Inscribed on the ffep by the author to Alphonse Vinh, "with admiration and best wishes." Also signed by Vinh.
"Mind and the American Civil War is a fascinating exploration of the subtle relationship between antebellum New England and the South, presented by one of the preeminent scholars of American letters, Lewis P. Simpson...In his latest work, Simpson begins with a synthetic analysis of the characters of the scholar George Ticknor, the statesman Thomas Jefferson, and the explorer John Smith, suggesting that the seeds of a regional distinctiveness were present even in the earliest days of American colonialization...." - publisher.