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Alex Haley Original Annotated Roots Manuscript.

Alex Haley Original Annotated Roots Manuscript.

by Haley, Alex

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Rare original typescript manuscript leaf from an early draft of Alex Haley's Roots, "the most highly acclaimed book of our time" (Washington Post). Double matted with two large full-color photographs from Haley's estate taken in the tiny village of Juffure in northern Gambia where Haley first met his African relatives of the Kinte clan including the griot whose stories were one of the inspirations for the Roots. The manuscript reads in part, "He don't travel nowhere in dat coach of his'n dats pulled by matching chestnut colored hosses, Lawd. An dat coach don't roll widout his liquor chest dat look jes' like any other suitcase." Haley has made numerous corrections to this portion of the text and added several paragraphs in his hand. In near fine condition. Published in October 1976 amid significant advance expectations, Roots was immediately successful, garnering a slew of positive reviews and debuting at #5 of The New York Times Best Seller list. By mid-November, it had risen to the #1 spot on the… Read More
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Alex Haley Original Annotated Roots Manuscript and Photograph.

Alex Haley Original Annotated Roots Manuscript and Photograph.

by Haley, Alex

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Rare original typescript manuscript leaf from an early draft of Alex Haley's Roots, "the most highly acclaimed book of our time" (Washington Post). Double matted with a large full-color photograph from Haley's estate taken in the tiny village of Juffure in northern Gambia where Haley first met his African relatives of the Kinte clan in 1967 including the griot whose stories were one of the inspirations for the Roots. The photograph shows The GriotKebba Banga Fofana speaking about the Kinte clan's ancestral oral history. The manuscript reads in part, "Within the next ten minutes there, the news had every adult congratulating "Chicken George" for hacing maneuvered such an opportunity for his talented twelve year old Tom." Haley has made numerous corrections to this portion of the text and added several paragraphs in his hand. In near fine condition. Published in October 1976 amid significant advance expectations, Roots was immediately successful, garnering a slew of positive reviews and debuting at #5… Read More
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Roots.

Roots.

by Haley, Alex

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Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1976. First edition of Haley's classic work. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "March 11, 1977 To John Rockefeller III- very warm wishes to you and your family from one family of Kunta Kinte! Alex Haley. The recipient John Rockefeller III was a philanthropist and third-generation member of the Rockefeller family. He was the eldest son of the philanthropists John D. Rockefeller Jr. and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller. Like his sister Abby, John III eventually settled on philanthropy as his major interest. His brothers Nelson and Winthrop devoted themselves to politics while Laurance went into conservation and David went into banking. He was a major force behind the establishment of the Council on Foundations, the Foundation Center and Independent Sector. He took a leading role in organizing the Commission on Foundations and Private Philanthropy (better known as the Peterson Commission) and the… Read More
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Alex Haley, Roots, Uncorrected Proof

Alex Haley, "Roots," Uncorrected Proof

by Haley, Alex

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Alex Haley. Roots. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1976. . Uncorrected proof that precedes the First edition. 569 pages. ARCs, or advance review copies, are produced privately by publishers and distributed prior to the official release date of the First edition of the book. Because ARCs may not have been put through the entire editing process, the copy will often differ slightly from the final edition of the book. Does not include subtitle "The Saga of an American Family". Pages are copied hand-numbered. Paper wraps. Very rare uncorrected proof of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel. Roots tells the intergenerational story of an enslaved man and the legacy of his descendants. The groundbreaking novel enjoyed over 40 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list, and its cultural impact was solidified with the release of the book's television adaption in 1977. Crease to bottom right corner of front cover. 1 ½ x 2" stain to upper left edge of back cover. Light foxing to bottom right corner of… Read More
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by Haley, Alex

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Portland, Oregon
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Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New. First edition. Number 311 of a limited edition of 500 copies, signed by Alex Haley. In publisher's brown leatherette binding with gilt titles on spine, top edge gilt, in publisher's slipcase. Fine, with faint patch of soiling to base of spine. A lovely copy.
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Roots

by HALEY, ALEX

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Used - First Edition. One of 500 numbered, signed and specially bound copies. Fine in the publisher’s slipcase. Winner of the Pulitze
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Garden City: Doubleday, 1976. First Edition. One of 500 numbered, signed and specially bound copies. Fine in the publisher’s slipcase. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
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Roots.

Roots.

by Haley, Alex

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Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1976. Signed limited first edition of Haley's classic work, one of only 500 examples, this is number 341. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a fine slipcase. Published in October 1976 amid significant advance expectations, Roots was immediately successful, garnering a slew of positive reviews and debuting at #5 of The New York Times Best Seller list. By mid-November, it had risen to the #1 spot on the list. The television adaptation of the book aired in January 1977 and within seven months of its release, Roots had sold over 1.5 million copies. In total, Roots spent 22 weeks at the #1 spot on The Times' list, including each of the first 18 weeks of 1977. Ultimately, it was on the list for a total 46 weeks. Together, the success of the novel and its 1977 television adaptation, sparked an explosion of interest in the fields of genealogy and researching family histories. Haley earned a Pulitzer Prize special award in 1977 for Roots. The television… Read More
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ROOTS

by Haley, Alex

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Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1976. Near fine. First trade edition in first-state jacket, warmly inscribed in the year of publication: "11/30/76 / Tom and Barbara McDermott, / I want to join Stan and / Marilyn in wishing you a / Very Merry Christmas! / Alex Haley." ROOTS is a saga of dislocation and strength in the face of brutality, reckoning with the complexities of ancestry in the African diaspora caused by the transatlantic slave trade. It begins in 1750 on the coast of The Gambia, West Africa, tracing the lives of multiple generations up to the birth of Haley himself. Michael Eric Dyson explains what ROOTS represented to the descendants of slaves in the United States: "No longer were we genealogical nomads [...] Haley wrote black folk into the book of American heritage and gave us the confidence to believe that we could find our forebears even as he shared his own" ("Haley's Comet"). The 1977 television adaptation was a major cultural event, with an audience of nearly half the… Read More
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ROOTS. Inscribed

ROOTS. Inscribed

by Haley, Alex

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Early Printing
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Montreal, Quebec
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New York: Doubleday & Company, 1976. Early Printing. Hardcover. New York: Doubleday & Company, 1976. Early Printing. Hardcover. Signed by Author. ROOTS. THE SAGA OF AN AMERICAN FAMILY. Presentation Copy. Early Trade Edition with a very warm full page.....
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Roots.

Roots.

by Haley, Alex

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Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1976. First edition of "the most highly acclaimed book of our time" (Washington Post). Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Alex Haley on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few small closed tears. Jacket design by Al Nagy. Published in October 1976 amid significant advance expectations, Roots was immediately successful, garnering a slew of positive reviews and debuting at #5 of The New York Times Best Seller list. By mid-November, it had risen to the #1 spot on the list. The television adaptation of the book aired in January 1977 and within seven months of its release, Roots had sold over 1.5 million copies. In total, Roots spent 22 weeks at the #1 spot on The Times' list, including each of the first 18 weeks of 1977. Ultimately, it was on the list for a total 46 weeks. Together, the success of the novel and its 1977 television adaptation, sparked an explosion of interest in the fields of genealogy and researching… Read More
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Roots.

Roots.

by Haley, Alex

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Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1976. First edition of "the most highly acclaimed book of our time" (Washington Post). Octavo, original half cloth. Lengthily inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, "For Jinx, and Molly, and Ellis, and Abel- Kunta Kinte's family wishes the very warm best to all of you.. and you know that especially I do in deep appreciation of your great help with Roots- Sincerely, and with brotherly love! Alex Haley October 22, 1976." Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Al Nagy. Published in October 1976 amid significant advance expectations, Roots was immediately successful, garnering a slew of positive reviews and debuting at #5 of The New York Times Best Seller list. By mid-November, it had risen to the #1 spot on the list. The television adaptation of the book aired in January 1977 and within seven months of its release, Roots had sold over 1.5 million copies. In total, Roots spent 22 weeks at the #1 spot on The… Read More
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Roots

by Haley, Alex

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First Edition
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Garden City: Doubleday, 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/very good. Contemporary signed presentation copy, and it's a good association, inscribed in ink, "September 1976. Dinah Shore, lovely, gracious lady - from our family to your family! Sincerely, Alex Haley." Some storage unit mustiness, else near fine in a very good dustjacket. This is Haley's quest for his genealogical history, starting in 1750 (contrast today when "roots" means the Church of the Magic Moonbeam tracing its origins all the way back to 2004). And Roots was a ‘just what it needed' contribution to America's bicentennial, historically enlightening and emotionally rewarding. It won a well-deserved Pulitzer Prize and, in 1977, it became the prototype television documentary miniseries, winning 9 Emmys.
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Roots

by Alex Haley

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Used - Fine in Fine dust jacket
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First Edition
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Hardcover
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Cape Town, South Africa
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New York: Doubleday. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. A fine book with tight binding likely unread. Housed in a Fine dustjacket, with a small closed tear at the top of the back cover, otherwise without any other obvious defects and minimal wear, a fine collectable copy. First edition, later issue. The book is also signed and inscribed to Elizabeth Taylor Ellis, the grandaughter of J Will Taylor (Member of the House of Representatives from Tennessee 2nd district, serving from March 4th 1919 - Nove 14 1939). The inscription reads, "Oct 9 1988 To Elizabeth Taylor Ellis, granddaughter of J Will Taylor, A Tennessee statesman - Alex Haley". Signature was obtained during a meeting at the Appalachia Museum in Andersonville in 1988. ROOTS is a saga of dislocation and strength in the face of brutality, reckoning with the complexities of ancestry in the African diaspora caused by the transatlantic slave trade. It begins in 1750 on the coast of The Gambia, West… Read More
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Roots: The Saga of An American Family
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Roots: The Saga of An American Family

by Haley, Alex

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First Edition
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Hardcover
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9780385037877
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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.… Read More
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ROOTS: THE SAGA OF AN AMERICAN FAMILY [SIGNED]
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ROOTS: THE SAGA OF AN AMERICAN FAMILY [SIGNED]

by Haley, Alex

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Hardcover
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Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1976. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Octavo, 688 pages; VG/VG; spine white, with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; mild shelf wear and soiling; price uncut '$12.50'; mild wear to crown and tail of volume spine; mild foxing to endpapers; inscribed by Haley at front free endpaper; pages clean; shelved Case 6. 1347443. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.
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ROOTS

ROOTS

by Alex Haley

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Pomona, New York
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New York: Doubleday. 1976. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0385037872 . Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. ; 9.2 X 5.9 X 1.8 inches; 688 pages; Original dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .
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Roots - SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the Author
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Roots - SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the Author

by Haley, Alex

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Used - Very Good
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Harrogate, North Yorkshire
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Hutchinson, 1977. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing published by Hutchinson in 1977. The title is on the spine in gilt. Overall condition - very good/excellent - the book is very clean and bright - Internally - all complete and in overall excellent condition - clean and bright. The book is complete with d/w - which is in very good conditionThe book is inscribed and dated by the author on fep: "Alas, the book is not of fish, but so glad to know you, dear Vivian and Bill, who have deep "roots" in my much admired Britain. Now come see one of your "colonials" Thats ? with affection May 6, 1979"
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'Roots': The Story Behind the Search [story in] TV Guide
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'Roots': The Story Behind the Search [story in] TV Guide

by HALEY, Alex

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Used - Near Fine
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Gloucester City, New Jersey
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Radnor, Pa: Triangle Publications, 1977. Softcover. Near Fine. First edition. 12mo. Various paginations, ads. Illustrated. Wrappers illustrated by Romare Bearden. Small chip on rear wrap, a bit of rubbing, else near fine. Haley's story takes up four pages. This issue preceded by a day the first episode of the landmark eight-part miniseries.
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ROOTS: THE SAGA OF AN AMERICAN FAMILY [SIGNED]
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ROOTS: THE SAGA OF AN AMERICAN FAMILY [SIGNED]

by Haley, Alex

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First Edition, First Printing
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Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780385037877
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Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1976. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Octavo, 688 pages; VG-/G+; spine age-toned white, with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; mild shelf wear and soiling; jacket age-toned overall; some fading to jacket front; two chips missing at crown of jacket spine; small chip missing and small closed tears to tail of jacket spine; blue soiling to spine; small chip missing at upper edge of jacket back; price uncut '$12.50'; mild wear to crown and tail of volume spine; signed flat by Haley at title page; pages clean; shelved Case 6. 1347342. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.
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Roots
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Roots

by Alex Haley

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Used - Fine
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1st Edition
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Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780385037877
ISBN 10
0385037872
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Garrison, New York
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Doubleday. Unclipped DJ in archival cover. Stated first edition. . Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1976.
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