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Roots: TheSaga of an American Family by  Alex Haley - Signed First Edition - 1976 - from William Ramsey Rare Books & Manuscripts (SKU: 000254)

Roots: TheSaga of an American Family

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Roots: TheSaga of an American Family

by Haley, Alex

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Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Compnay, Inc, 1976. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Fine cloth first edition Signed and inscribed by author with gilt lettering on spine and Fine DJ in protective mylar cover. Minor chipping and shelfwear at bottom of DJ spine, not price clipped. Lettering is crisp and bright on book spine; spine is straight and tight. No markings, tears, or creases anywhere. Not ex-lib. Not price clipped. A pristine collectible SIGNED and inscribed by Haley on front endpaper, dated 1977. 688 pages.


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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Roots: TheSaga of an American Family
Haley, Alex
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1st Edition
Doubleday and Compnay, Inc
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Fiction, literature, african american,
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price clipped
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First Edition
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