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Alex Haley signed and inscribed copy of ROOTS and James Willis "J. Will" Taylor Biography, 2 items total. 1st item: Author Signed and Inscribed ROOTS, by Alex Haley, published by Doubleday and Company, Inc., Garden City, 1976. Octavo, 688 pages, hardbound in one quarter black leatherette with printed paper sides, gilt lettering to spine, includes original dust jacket. Author ink inscription reads "Oct. 9, 1988 To Elizabeth Taylor Ellis, granddaughter of J. Will Taylor, a Tennessee statesman!" signed "Alex Haley" below, to front end paper. 8 1/2" H x 6" W x 2" D. Note: The book and signature were obtained when the consignor met Haley at the Appalachia Museum in Andersonville, TN, 1988. 2nd item: HILL-BILLY BILL: A BIOGRAPHY OF HON. J. WILL TAYLOR OF TENNESSEE, by J.E. Hansell, published by The LaFollette Press, Inc., LaFolette, 1932. Softcover octavo, 129 pages, bound in pictorial cardstock wrappers. 8 3/4" H x 6" W x 1/4" D. Note: James Willis "J. Will" Taylor (1880-1939) was Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee's 2nd district, served March 4, 1919 – November 14, 1939. Private East Tennessee collection. Second item originally from the estate of James Willis Taylor, descended through family to consignor. Condition: 1st item: Overall very good condition. Light shelf wear to dust jacket. Pages with light toning. Signature and inscription in overall very good, legible condition. 2nd item: Sun fading/toning to edges of wrappers, light scuffs and shelf wear. Pages with toning.