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Roots: The Saga of An American Family by  Alex Haley - Signed First Edition - 1976 - from Callaghan Books South (SKU: 53251)

Roots: The Saga of An American Family

Roots: The Saga of An American Family by  Alex Haley - Signed First Edition - 1976 - from Callaghan Books South (SKU: 53251)
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Roots: The Saga of An American Family

by Haley, Alex

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  • fine
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
Fine/Fair
ISBN 10
0385037872
ISBN 13
9780385037877
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About This Item

Doubleday, 1976. Large, thick book, black cloth spine, dark gra;y boards, purple background at spine top with very bright gilt lettering, lightly browned at pages' exterior edges. On first front end paper, a note printed by a child presenting book as Christmas gift to her Daddy, a black Vice-President of Merrilll Lynch. Then in black felt-tip pen: "Oct 24, 1984. To Dan and LaRease--Love from Kunta Kinte's family! Alex Haley." Price inside DJ front flap--$12.50, gutter code on final page, R44. DJ beneath mylar, glossy cream spine and front border, front background in shades of orange to title and author's name on front and all of back. DJ has 3.5" tear at bottom front tip up bookfold edge, 2" tear with very slight wear to bottom front edge next to spine, white portions lightly browned overall, microtears and micronicks along spine edges, tiny chip and very slight surface wear to bottom back tip and back edge nearer spine, very slight surface wear along bottom back edge. Fair DJ/Fine book.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fair.

Synopsis

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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Details

Bookseller
Callaghan Books South US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
53251
Title
Roots: The Saga of An American Family
Author
Haley, Alex
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fair
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0385037872
ISBN 13
9780385037877
Publisher
Doubleday
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1976
Keywords
Signed Fiction American Slavery
Bookseller catalogs
Black; Autographed;

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