First Edition Points and Criteria for Roots

Year Published: 1976
Author Last Name: Haley
Author First Name: Alex
Publisher: Doubleday and Company
Original Price: $12.50
Pages: 587

First Edition is stated on the copyright page. Boards are rust brown with gold lettering on a black spine. Book is 9.5 inches tall. Back of dust jacket has photo of author with hands in his pockets, and there are no reviews.

The book club edition is smaller, and has gold boards. Because of its smaller dimensions, the book club edition has more pages (688 pages). The dust jacket features a different photo of the author on the back (see comparison photos).

Roots won the Pulitzer Prize for Special Awards and Citations.

Picture of the 1976 first edition dust jacket for Roots.
Picture of the 1976 first edition dust jacket for Roots.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for Roots.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Roots.

Picture of dust jacket where original $12.50 price is found for Roots.
Picture of dust jacket where original $12.50 price is found for Roots.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Roots.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Roots.

Picture of the first edition Doubleday and Company boards for Roots.
Picture of the first edition Doubleday and Company boards for Roots.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Roots.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Roots.

Picture of the first edition title page for Roots.
Picture of the first edition title page for Roots.

The book club edition on the right is smaller than the true first edition on the left
The book club edition on the right is smaller than the true first edition on the left.

The book club edition on the right features a different photo of the author on the dust
The book club edition on the right features a different photo of the author on the dust jacket.

The book club edition on the right has lighter colored boards than the first edition on
The book club edition on the right has lighter colored boards than the first edition on the left.

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