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    Malcolm X. [Alex Haley]. The Autobiography of Malcolm X. New York: [1965]. Book club edition, association copy with letters to Bill Cosby and a tipped-in inscription.

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    [Alex Haley]. Malcolm X. The Autobiography of Malcolm X. New York: Grove Press, [1965]. Book club edition. With letters from Haley to Bill Cosby. Tipped-in between the front endleaves is an inscription in green ink by Haley on a separate sheet of white paper: "September 1968/To my friends Bill and Camille/Cosby, whose role in the drama/of the rising of our people/makes this doubly my pleasure!/Warmly-/Alex Haley". Laid-in is a two-page autograph letter signed by Haley to the Cosbys, written in green ink on white paper. In the letter, he mentions the interest in his next book (his landmark history, Roots, 1976): "Really exciting developments occurring re my next book, tracing family back to 1700's Africa. A 90-minute network TV special is going to be done, with me narrating and playing myself in a recreation of the long, Three-continent researching; and it appears likely that the separate movie rights may get negotiated shortly." Of course, Roots, became a landmark television miniseries in 1977. Octavo. 455 pages. Publisher's full black cloth, spine lettered in gilt, price-clipped dust jacket. Some rubbing to binding; hinges cracked. Jacket with some wear, soiling. Overall, a good copy with an amazing association. From the James C. Seacrest Collection.

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