Texas Star Books

Quick Search

Title
Author
Description
Keyword
 
Give a Texas Star Books Gift Card!
Checkout a Gift Card

The perfect gift for the book lover on your list!

 

Texas Booksellers Association

 

Long-time member of TxBA and supporter of the Texas book events it sponsors.

For information about any or all TxBA book events, visit our website,

http://www.texasbooksellers.org/

SEE YOU THERE!


 
********


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!
 
*******
Please see our Store Policy Page to learn what you should expect when you order from us!
*******

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!
 
 
 
 

Biography - Authors

Biography - Authors

Click on Title to view full description

 
1 Bert Almon This Stubborn Self, Texas Autobiographies
Fort Worth, TX Texas Christian University Press 2002 0875652662 / 9780875652665 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg."How Being Texan Has Shaped Their Stories" - Texas writers. Bright and crisp - unread. 419 pp. Dust jacket has light rubbing. Nice copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
2 David D. Cooper, Editor Thomas Merton and James Laughlin Selected Letters
New York W. W. Norton 1997 0393040690 / 9780393040692 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Bright, tight clean and crisp copy with previous owner's name on ffep. Dust jacket is brightwith very slight shelfwear, including a tiny tear on top edge near corner on front. Very nice copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
3 Dean King Patrick O'Brian, A Life Revealed
New York Henry Holt and Company 2000 0805059768 / 9780805059762 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. Biography of author of the Aubrey/Maturin adventures - considered by some the greatest historical fiction ever. 397 pp. Crisp, clean and bright copy with minor bumping on spine ends. Dust jacket is bright with light minor edgewear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
4 Horton Foote Farewell, A Memoir of a Texas Childhood
New York, NY Scribner 1999 0684844397 / 9780684844398 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Autobiographical work of Texas writer - author of "Tender Mercies" and "The Trip to Bountiful". 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 287 pp. Crisp and bright copy with very minor wear. Bottom page edge has black remainder mark - else clean. Appears unread. Dust jacket is bright with light creasing and a little rubbing. 
Price: 13.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
5 Kathryn Duff, Elizabeth A. Gatlin, Calvin C. Turpin, Charles R. Richardson Rupert N. Richardson: The Man and His Works
Abilene, TX Hardin Simmons University 1971 1st Paperback Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Trade paperback - 51 pp. Bright clean and tight copy with very minor wear to wrapper. Appears unread. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
6 Kathryn Duff, Elizabeth A. Gatlin, Calvin C. Turpin, Charles R. Richardson Rupert N. Richardson: The Man and His Works
Abilene, TX Hardin Simmons University 1971 First Edition Cloth Fine Slip Case - Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
#83 of 200 copies. Tight copy without apparent wear. Blue cloth boards are bright and crisp. Clean interior. 51 pp. In blue cloth slip case that is tight with very little wear but has some darkening on edges. Very nice copy. 
Price: 53.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
7 Louis Sheaffer O'Neill, Son and Playwright
Boston Little Brown and Company 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Book is ex-lib with usual markings, stamps and card pocket. Front hinge is beginning to loosen. Dust jacket is in library plastic cover which has been taped to book boards. 
Price: 7.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
8 Mary Karr The Liars' Club, A Memoir
New York Penguin Books 1996 0140179836 / 9780140179835 1st Paperback Printing Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
320 pp - trade paperback. Tight copy with light creasing to to edge of wrapper and slight wear to corners and hinges. A few creased pages. 
Price: 10.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
9 Mary Karr The Liars' Club, A Memoir
New York The Viking Press 1995 0670850535 / 9780670850532 First Edition Sixth Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
320 pp. Tight copy with light wear. Small damp stain on black cloth of rear quarter-bound portion. Does not impact interior - inside of dust jacket shows black staining. Top page edge has staining which does not affect interior. Dust jacket has light wear and creasing along edges. Light rubbing and above referenced stain on the inside which does not show through. 
Price: 12.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
10 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
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
11 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
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
12 Michael & Mollie Hardwick The Man Who Was Sherlock Holmes
Garden City, NY Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1964 No Stated Edition Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Comparison of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle with his fictional characters, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. Book is tight. Ex-Lib with usual markings, stamps and card pocket. Dust jacket is in library plastic cover which is taped to book boards 
Price: 12.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
13 Nicola Beauman E. M. Forster; A Biography
New York, New York, U.S.A. Alfred A. Knopf 1994 0394583817 / 9780394583815 1st Am. Ed. Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
404 pp. EX-LIB with usual library stamps, markings, card pocket, etc. Dust jacket in library mylar cover, taped to boards. Clean interior - appears unread. 
Price: 8.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
14 Owen Wister Roosevelt, The Story of a Friendship
New York Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc. 1930 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Theodore Roosevelt and Wister were Harvard classmates and both came to love the west, Wister known for his western fiction. Tight and clean with yellowing paper and minor bumping and shelfwear. 1st Issue - "Prologue: To Edith Karow Roosevelt" No dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
15 Ray Tassin Stanley Vestal, Champion of the Old West
Glendale, CA Arthur H. Clark Co. 1973 087062105X / 9780870621055 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Bright, crisp and clean copy with very little corner wear - else fine. White dust jacket shows slight rubbing along spine and edges and light yellowing/soiling. A little chipping on corners and spine ends. Front fold shows a little wear. 
Price: 19.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
16 Rebecca Smith Lee Mary Austin Holley, A Biography
Austin, Texas University of Texas Press 1962 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Inscribed by author on half-title page. 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 447 pp. Gold cloth boards are bright and clean with a snag on bottom edge of front panel and a small snap on top edge. Light corner and spine end wear. Gift inscription on front free end paper. Dust jacket has chipping on corners and spine ends. Spine top has creasing and small tears. Other edges have light creasing and wear with front top edg having a small chip on top edge. Spine is slightly faded. Flap folds have rubbing wear. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 55.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
17 Richard H. Goldstone Thornton Wilder, An Intimate Portrait
New York, NY E. P. Dutton and Company Inc. 1975 0841503923 / 9780841503922 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Tight ex-library copy with usual markings, stamps and card pocket on rfep. Dust jacket is in library plastic cover, attached by tape to boards of book. 
Price: 7.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
18 Robert Gittings Young Thomas Hardy
Boston Little Brown and Company 1975 0316314536 / 9780316314534 First American Edition Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Biography of the great English writer. Tight Ex-Lib copy with usual markings, stamps and card pocket on rfep. Dust jacket is in library plastic cover which has been taped to boards. Dust jacket shows fading on front and back. 
Price: 7.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
19 Stanley Weintraub Journey to Heartbreak
New York, NY Weybright and Talley 1971 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled, "The Crucible Yards of Bernard Shaw, 1914-1918, this is a study of Shaw's experiences during WWI when he was accused of being at best not patriotic and at worst, a traitor. Book is bright and crisp. Ex-Lib with usual markings, stamps and card pocket on rfep. Dust jacket is in library plastic cover which has been taped to book boards. Tight and clean copy/ 
Price: 8.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
20 Stephen Birmingham The Late John Marquand
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott Co. 1972 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Biography of novelist, John Marquand. Book is tight with minor edgewear. Back boards have rubbing and spotting. Pages are beginning to yellow. Dust jacket has several tears along back top and bottom and bumpind on corners and spine ends. 
Price: 7.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
  1  2  NEXT >  


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to txstarbooks@sbcglobal.net
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie