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A.C. Greene's 50+ Best Books on Texas

A. C. Green has left us, but his love of Texas, its various parts, its history and literature lives through his bright and lively work. Greene, in his literate and plainspoken way, gave us the great gift of a guide to Texas literature in 1982, "The 50 Best Books on Texas" and in the 1998 revised version, The 50+ Best Books on Texas". We at Texas Star Books try to keep copies from Greene's list on hand. Some are easier to find than others, so we may not have them all. To view his picks, click on the book title. Look for the book, itself in our inventory, too!
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A.C. Greene's 50+ Best Texas Books

A.C. Greene's 50+ Best Texas Books

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1 Benjamin Capps A Woman of the People
Fort Worth, TX Texas Christian University Press 1999 087565195X / 9780875651958 Reprint Soft Cover Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
#26, The Texas Tradition Series. Listed among A.C. Greene's 50+ Best Books on Texas. With afterword by James Ward Lee. New trade paperback. 248 pp. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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2 Graves, John From a Limestone Ledge
New York, NY Alfred A. Knopf 1980 0394512383 / 9780394512389 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by Graves on front free end paper with an inscription which has had a name scratched out. Dated by Graves 11/11/80. First Edition. Among A.C. Greene's 50+ Best Books on Texas. 228 pp. Bright, clean and crisp copy. Dust jacketis crisp and has minor smudging. Price-clipped. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 140.00 USD
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3 Graves, John Goodbye to a River (Signed)
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1960 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Russell Waterhouse Signed by Author
Scarce first edition and first printing of Graves' classic tale of his travels down the Brazos River. Typography, binding and jacket design by Carl Hertzog. Graves signed on front free end paper and inscribed "To T. L. Jaggars on the day of a happy occasion for him", with date, Dec. 6, 1960. Same page shows signature of The Committee: Clifton Blackmon, C. J. Weekley, and J. Richard Brown. Orange cloth boards with graphic of horseback American Indian on front board. Front hinge is slightly loosened, and there is light bumping. Dust jacket has price intact and shows some edgewear/chipping, especially to top corners and top of spine. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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4 Hastings, Frank S. A Ranchman's Recollections
Austin, Texas Texas State Historical Association 1985 0876110774 / 9780876110775 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Ranked among A.C. Greene's 50+ Best Texas Books, and written by the manager of the SMS Ranch, Stamford, TX. TSHA reprint. Crisp and bright copy, tight and clean inside and out. Dust jacket is crisp and in protective cover - spine is very slightly sunned. Lovely copy of highly collectible book. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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5 Joe B. Vogel The Jalapeno Empire
Austin, Texas Eakin Press 1985 0890155208 / 9780890155202 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
From the dust jacket, "A Modern Texas that Became the Peppierest Outpost of the British Empire". 186 pp. Crisp, tight copy with minor edgewear and slight rubbing on front board. Clean interior. Dust jacket is colorful with very slight edgewear. Front panel has light brown stain in the blue sky of illustration, and white of back panel shows rubbing and some spotting. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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6 Marquis James The Raven
Austin, Texas University of Texas Press 1989 1st Paperback Edition Thus Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Among A.C. Greene's 50+ Best Books on Texas - Pulitzer Prize winning biography of Texas hero, Sam Houston with introduction by Henry Steele Commager. Trade paperback is crisp and tight. Previous owner's name on ffep - else interior clean. Slight shelfwear and light soiling on page ends. 489 pp. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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7 McMurtry, Larry The Last Picture Show
New York The Dial Press 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First Edition, First Printing (stated). 280 pp. Book has slight left lean. Tan cloth boards. Light wear on corner and spine ends. Spine has red metallic print, and spine itself is a little darkened. Previous owner's name and address stamped on top edge of front free end paper. Text block is clean and bright. Page edges are lightly tanned. Clipped review column from Fort Worth Star-Telegram is laid in, and remains of original dust jacket, spine and rear panel with flap is also laid in. Reproduction copy of original dust jacket is provided. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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8 Sallie Reynolds Matthews Interwoven, A Pioneer Chronicle
College Station, Texas, U.S.A. Texas A & M Univ Press 2002 3rd Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall E. M. Schiwetz 
#139 - Jenkins Basic Texas Books. Listed among A.C. Greene's 50+ Best Books on Texas, this book was copyrighted in 1936 and this is the 4th Edition, 8th printing. Number 13 in the M. K. Brown Range Life Series, still with Carl Hertzog design and drawings by "Buck" Schiwetz, as was the 1936 edition. 226 pp. Crisp , tight bright and clean copy, as is dust jacket. Unread. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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