by Haley, Alex
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587pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] 1/2 black cloth over tan boards. The dust jacket has been adhered to the book, resulting in some glue-staining to the inside flaps and endpapers (with a bit of it over the author's inscription). Dust jacket has overall wear, and one 9cm closed tear. The spine is rolled. The front pastedown has the name of the person to whom the book was inscribed, and there is a brief gift inscription on the verso of the front free endpaper.
Tracing his ancestry through six generations - slaves and freedmen, farmers and blacksmiths, lawyers and architects - back to Africa, Alex Haley discovered a sixteen-year-old youth, Kunta Kinte. It was this young man, who had been torn from his homeland and in torment and anguish brought to the slave markets of the New World, who held the key to Haley's deep and distant past. Originally published: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1976.
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- Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA (US)
- Bookseller Inventory #
- Haley, Alex
- Book condition
- Used - Good
- Jacket condition
- Quantity available
- First edition
- ISBN 10
- ISBN 13
- Doubleday & Company, Inc
- Place of Publication
- Garden City, NY
- Date published
- Signed; Alex haley; Roots; African American Literature; Black; Africa; first edition
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- First Edition
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