Stock Image
Roots.: HALEY, Alex. Roots.: HALEY, Alex. Roots.: HALEY, Alex.


HALEY, Alex.

122,536 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0385037872 / ISBN 13: 9780385037877
Published by Doubleday & Company, Garden City, 1976
From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since March 11, 1998

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 395.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Small 4to. Black cloth spine and brown paper over boards, dust jacket. viii, 587pp. Very good/very good. Mild jacket edgewear. A tight and handsome first edition of this blockbuster subtitled on front jacket panel "The Saga of an American Family" -- a cultural phenomenon whose runaway success and follow-up television miniseries got Americans interested in family genealogy on a wide scale for the first time. Fine author signature and inscription in black fineline on the front flyleaf to an Iowa university president and spouse (whose ownership signature appears near top): "March 18, 1977 / Barbara and Walter / Peterson -- warm wishes / from the family of / Kunta Kinte! / Alex Haley." In addition, this copy has signatures from five of the miniseries cast members tipped to both sides of the half-title page -- in order: Lorne Greene ("John Reynolds," 1915-87), tiny "L. Greene / Paramount Studios / Hollywood Calif." in blue ballpoint on oddly trimmed 2¼" X 1" envelope fragment with tape stains; Edward Asner ("Captain Davies," born 1929), in black ballpoint on heavy stock 5" X 3" card dated by him 28 March 1989; Sandy Duncan ("Missy Anne Reynolds," born 1946), in blue ballpoint on heavy stock 5" X 3" card dated by her 31 July 1978; George Hamilton ("Stephen Bennett," born 1939), in blue fineline on heavy stock 5" X 3" card dated by him 2 November 1973; and Leslie Uggams ("Kizzy Reynolds," born 1943), in black fineline on heavy stock 5" X 3" card dated by her 21 June 1985. The original mailing envelopes for Asner, Duncan and Hamilton are also laid in. A superb and unusual copy, inscribed by the author and with signatures of five miniseries cast members neatly tipped in. Bookseller Inventory # 40720

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Roots.

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Garden City

Publication Date: 1976

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

About this title


The monumental bestseller! Alex Haley recaptures his family's history in this drama of eighteenth-century slave Kunta Kinte and his descendants.

About the Author:

ALEX HALEY taught himself to write during a twenty year career in the U.S. Coast Guard. After retiring, he worked as a freelance magazine writer. His first book was The Autobiography of Malcom X, on which he was collaborator and editor.  ROOTS: The Saga of An American Family was his second book, for which he was awarded special recognition from the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award committees. He also wrote A Different Kind of Christmas, available from Random House Value Publishing, and Queen, a sequel to ROOTS. Haley died in 1992.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts accepts VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards. Checks are welcome. Institutions will be accommodated as their procedures require. Shipping is additional and will be quoted at the time an order is placed. Illinois residents will be charged 8.25% sales tax. Every effort has been made to describe each book and any defects accurately. If an item proves unsatisfactory for any reason, it may be returned pursuant to ABEBooks' policy. We would appreciate a courtesy cal...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Cash PayPal