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Roots by  Alex Haley - First Edition - 1976 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140938350)

Roots

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Roots

by Haley, Alex

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Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1976. First Edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition. viii, [2], 587 pp. Original black cloth and paper-covered boards, spine titled in gilt. Near Fine with remainder mark on bottom edge, light rubbing, gift inscription on front free endpaper, in Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with light shelf wear. The bestselling novel that inspired the 1977 TV miniseries by the same name.

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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Bookseller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
140938350
Title
Roots
Author
Haley, Alex
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Doubleday & Company, Inc
Place of Publication
Garden City, New York
Date published
1976
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in American and British literature, and rare nonfiction. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon and open by appointment.

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jacket
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remainder mark
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fine
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gilt
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shelf wear
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rubbing
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