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												Roots: The Sage of an American Family by  Alex Haley
	 - First Edition Later Printing Printing Unknown
			 - 1976
		 - from Gargoyle Books (SKU: 018561)

Roots: The Sage of an American Family

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Roots: The Sage of an American Family

by Haley, Alex

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  • hardcover
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Very Good/VG-
ISBN 10
0385037872
ISBN 13
9780385037877
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New York, New York, U.S.A.: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1976. First Edition Later Printing Printing Unknown. Hardcover. Very Good/VG-. Basis for the movie of the same name & a pivotal work in African American history & literature. Hardcover book with tan paper-covered boards & a quarter black paper-wrapped spine is a FIRST EDITION, but later printing (as it lacks the requisite edition statement) in a First State DJ. Condition is solidly VG: very clean with slight darkening to fore edge/bottom outside page edges. Binding tight & square, pages creamy white; no foxing. Slight tanning to endpapers. Corners sharp. Old gift inscription to ffep; NO other writing or underlining or highlighting; NOT ex-lib. The DJ (with orig. $12.50 price intact) is VG- (minus), downgraded due to some very small chips & all-over darkening to white areas. Nicely protected in new mylar cover Free!. Please see our photos--they show the EXACT book you will receive from us, never "stock" images! Description & photos copyright Gargoyle Books 2021. Same Day Shipping on all orders received by 2 pm Weekdays (Pacific time); Weekends & holidays ship next business day.

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
Gargoyle Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
018561
Title
Roots: The Sage of an American Family
Author
Haley, Alex
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
VG-
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition Later Printing Printing Unknown
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0385037872
ISBN 13
9780385037877
Publisher
Doubleday & Company, Inc.
Place of Publication
New York, New York, U.S.A.
Date Published
1976
Keywords
black African American history slavery family generations United States

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