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Roots by Alex Haley - First - 1976 - from M&J Books (SKU: 50)


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by Alex Haley

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  • fine
  • hardcover
  • First
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Stated first edition of this wildly popular and seminal work which sold over a million copies and remained no. 1 on the Times bestseller list for months. The pages are in near new condition. The only flaw I could find was that a previous owner (presumably) printed "John Irving " at the top of the first fly leaf.
The cover and spine are in excellent condition except for some light shelf wear at the top and bottom of the spine, also at the tip of the upper corner of the front cover and an air bubble crease on the inside front cover..
The back page of the dust jacket is missing. Remaining Dj has some minor tears around edges. It is un-clipped, showing the $12.50 price. There is also a cardboard bookmark from a bookstore in Burlington Vermont.


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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M&J Books US (US)
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Alex Haley
Hard back
Book condition
Used - Fine
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Doubleday & Co.
Place of Publication
Garden City, NY
Date Published
587 pps.
587 pps.

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