Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1976. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. 6 1/4 X 9 3/8 Inches. Very Good / Very Good. Item #4988
Stated "First Edition" on the copyright page. Original price of $12.50 intact on front flap. Signed and inscribed by Haley on the FFEP. Very early signature, dated two months after the books initial release in August of 1976. No need to cover the importance of ROOTS on American culture in the late 1970's. Like most sellers, I have listed in the "Literature" category and not the "Autobiography" category due to Haley's own admission of creative license as well as the plagiarism trial brought by Harold Courlander (The African). Haley notably lost his court battle and had to pay Courlander $650,000. Gutters a bit dusty and a hint of shelf wear to boards, else a fine copy. Jacket exhibits some scuffing and light wear to edges. Three pieces of scotch tape reinforcement to back of jacket at spine ends.