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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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Texas Star Books has retail space in
Montgomery Street Antique Mall
2601 Montgomery Street @I-30
Fort Worth, Texas
We're proud of our selection of Texana, Texas History, American History and Military History. We also have a great selection of original WWII posters.
If you're in the D/FW area, please come browse our shelves!
 
 
 
 

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141 McComb, David G. Travels With Joe: The Life Story of a Historian from Texas
Austin, Texas, U.S.A. Texas State Historical Assn 2001 0876111819 / 9780876111819 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
158 pp. Book and dust jacket are bright, crisp and clean. - Unread. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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142 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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143 Miller, Rick Sam Bass & Gang
Austin, TX State House Press 1999 1880510650 / 9781880510650 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
412 pp. Fresh, bright, crisp and clean copy, as is dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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144 Miller, Vassar; Bonazzi, Robert, Editor Selected and New Poems 1950-1980
Austin, Texas Latitudes Press 1981 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Initialed by author on front free end paper, V.M. 157 pp. + Index. Book is bright, crisp, tight and clean with very slight edgewear. Dust jacket is bright with very light edgewear and faint spotting where price tag was on upper right corner off front panel. Rear panel has small rubbed area. Very nice copy. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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145 Mody C. Boatright, Wilson M. Hudson and Allen Maxwell Mesquite and Willow
Dallas, TX Southern Methodist University Press 1956 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Texas Folklore Society Publication XXVII. Green cloth boards are clean and crisp, as is interior. Faint shelfwear. Opens to gutter at title page but spine and hinges are tight. Previous owner's name on ffep. Price-clipped dust jacket is bright green with a little bumping on corners and page ends. Faint scuff marks on upper front corner where label was removed. Very nice copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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146 Mollie E. Moore Davis The Wire-Cutters
College Station, TX Texas A&M University Press 1997 0890967962 / 9780890967966 1st Thus Soft Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
With an Introduction by Lou Halsell Rodenberger. Originally published in 1899. Trade paperback is clean, crisp and bright with very light wear. Appears unread. 
Price: 11.50 USD
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147 Neal, Charles M., Jr. Valor Across the Lone Star
Austin Texas State Historical Association 2002 0876111843 / 9780876111840 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Stories of the battles in Texas for which the Medal of Honor was awarded. Action in the Indian Campaign by cavalrymen, soldiers and scouts, among them Negro Seminoles. A study of the men who helped win the west. Bright, crisp and tight book with like dust jacket. Unread. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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148 Nevin O. Winter Texas, The Marvellous, Texas Centennial Edition
Garden City, NY Garden City Publishing 1936 Texas Centennial Edition Cloth Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Copyright 1916, this is revised for the Texas Centennial in 1936. Book is tight with red cloth boards that are bright and clean, the front board having the Lone Star seal embossed in the center. Gilt print and design on spine are bright and pretty. More than three dozen illustrations.There is very light wear on corners and edges, and pages have light foxing. No bookplates or names, but a notation in pencil at least one page. Over all, a beautiful copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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149 Northouse, Cameron; Grossblatt, David First Printings of Texas Authors
Dallas, Texas Pressworks Publishing, Inc. 1982 0939722046 / 9780939722044 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dust Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
#52 of 500 noted in ink on rear free end paper. Fine resource for first works of writers such as Max Apple, Al Dewlen, Gary Cartwright, Leon Metz, Preston Jones, William Humphrey, Rupert N. Richardson and Elmer Kelton. 95 pp. Natural linen boards with red cloth quarter binding. Book has very slight right lean; light foxing on boards. Bright, crisp and clean interior. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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150 Oleta Stewart Toliver, Editor An Artist at War, The Journal of John Gaitha Browning
Denton, TX University of North Texas Press 0929398769 / 9780929398761 First Edition Hard Cover New New 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall John Gaitha Browning 
War and Southwest Series #3. Journal kept by Texas artist during WWII with many illustrations and charts drawn by him. Browning is a well-known southwestern artist. New copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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151 Owen P. White Texas An Informal Biography
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1945 First Edition Cloth Very Good- Very Good- 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A fresh look at Texas History with a sense of humor. Adams' Six Guns #2385. Adams' Rampaging Herd #2509. 268 pp. Gray cloth boards with orange state of Texas on front. Slightly shaken. Light edgewear and bumping to corners and spine ends. Previous owners stamp on front free end paper, half title page, next free end paper and title page. Dust jacket has significant chipping on front top corner (about 1 1/8" X 1/8") and across top of spine. Bottom of spine has 1 1/2" missing. Othe slight closed tears and bumping. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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152 Patterson, Paul E. A Pecos River Pilgrim's Poems II
Commerce, TX Cow Hill Press 0961771429 / 9780961771423 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Nancy (Mouse) Wallace 
Folk poetry, cowboy poetry by Paul Patterson, Texas educator and teacher of Elmer Kelton. Nicely drawn illustrations throughout. 54 pp. Orange wrapper with silver print and graphis of brands in the fire. Clean and bright with a little crinkling on top edge of wrapper. Patterson's poetry recalls a way of life and the simple dignity of 'cowboying'. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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153 Patterson, Paul E. Sam McGoo and Texas Too
Cow Hill Press 1994 0961771496 / 9780961771492 Second Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Elmer Kelton Signed by Illustrator
Elmer Kelton has signed this copy on half title page. He is credited with the cartoons which accompany the story by Paul Patterson, Kelton's teacher and friend. Kelton's foreward explains why he pursued writing rather than art: economics! This is the 1994 reprint of Mathis, Van Nort & Co.'s 1947 edition. Bright, crisp, tight and clean - mustard-colored boards with very minor wear. 183 pp. Fun as Elmer's cartoons are, we're grateful that Elmer's journalism and fiction career took off and we have been gifted with the powerful and authentic characters that people his novels! 
Price: 150.00 USD
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154 Patterson, Paul E. Sam McGoo and Texas Too
Cow Hill Press 1994 0961771496 / 9780961771492 Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Near Fine No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Elmer Kelton 
Elmer Kelton is credited with the cartoons which accompany the story by Paul Patterson, Kelton's teacher and friend. Kelton's foreward explains why he pursued writing rather than art: economics! This is the 1994 paperback reprint of Mathis, Van Nort & Co.'s 1947 edition. Bright, crisp, tight and clean - with tan wrapper and black print. Rear top corner has light creasing, and other corners have very minor wear. 183 pp. Fun as Elmer's cartoons are, we're grateful that his journalism and fiction career took off and that we were gifted with the powerful and authentic characters that people his novels! 
Price: 55.00 USD
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155 Paul Scott Malone In An Arid Land
Fort Worth, TX Texas Christian University Press 19 0875651402 / 9780875651408 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Short stories from far west Texas. 232 pp. Bright, clean, crisp and tight copy with very minor wear. Dust jacket has light wear and spine has slight sun-fading. Nice clean copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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156 Pipkin, Turk Fast Greens: A Novel
Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A. Bantam Dell Pub Group 1996 038531647X / 9780385316477 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
234 pp. Bright and crisp copy with slight right lean. Bottom page edge has faint smudge. Dust jacket is bright with some creasing and light bumping on spine ends. Nice copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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157 Ramon F. Adams Cowboy Lingo
Boston Houghton Mifflin 2000 1st Paperback Thus Soft Cover Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Nick Eggenhoffer 
Noted as a bibliographer of books on the west, Adams wrote this in 1936 to preserve the jargon of the cowboy and of the west. 253 pp. Trade paperback,. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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158 Ramon F. Adams The Rampaging Herd
Cleveland, OH John T. Zubal 1982 0939738058 / 9780939738052 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
"A Bibliography of Books and Pamphlets on Men and Events in the Cattle Industry" - 463 pp. Book is bright, crisp and clean with very light bumping on edge of front board. Appears unread. Dust jacket shows light rubbing on hinges and flap folds. Rear flap fold has 1" closed tear from top. Spine is slightly sunned. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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159 Richard Bruce Winders Sacrificed at the Alamo, Tragedy and Triumph in the Texas Revolution
Abilene, TX State House Press 2004 1880510804 / 9781880510803 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Autographed copy - signed by author, Historian and Curator of the Alamo. Among Military History of Texas Series. 167 pp. Bright, crisp and clean book and dust jacket. Unread. 
Price: 29.95 USD
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160 Richard Morehead Richard Morehead's Texas
Burnet, TX Eakin Press 1982 089015306X / 9780890153062 No Stated Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall James Loehlin 
Subtitle, "Armadillos, Lawmakers, Wild Turkeys, Writers and Other Texas Miscellanea". Clean, crisp and bright copy. Dust jacket has slight rubbing to fold edges and a chipped spot at rear bottom hinge. Laid in letters from author to Dallas bookseller, including author's photo and brochure for book from Eakin Press. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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