HALEY, Alex. Roots: The Saga of an American Family. Doubleday & Company, Inc. Garden City, New York: 1976.
First Edition. 24 cm: viii. 587 pp. Meets all first edition points. Colored dust-jacket with tears to the head of spine, rip on top edge, some creases, torn corners with some discoloration on edges and closed tear near “R” on front cover. Brown boards with gold titling on a black spine, bumped tail and head spine, along with small dent on tail edges and bumped bottom corners.
Alex Haley is said to be the most read Afican-American authored not only Roots, but also co-authored The Autobiography of Malcolm X. In Roots, per the dust-jacket, Haley tells the story of his ancestor’s life before and after being captured for slavery becoming “the first black American writer to trace his orgins back to their roots...” This book was adapted for a TV mini-series on ABC in 1977.