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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!
 
 
 
 

Folk Lore, Myth & Legend

Folk Lore, Myth & Legend

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1 A. H. Ryan The Week-end Gold Miner, A Handbook for Amateur Sourdoughs
Humboldt, AZ AtR Enterprises 1968 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Written by Ph.D. physicist who published the Week-End Series with information on unusual avocations - treasure hunter, rock hound, desert rat - this one is gold miner. 1st Ed. 2nd Ptg. Tight copy with stapled spine, 56 pp. Light wear to wraps - original price sticker still on front. Also an ink spot/smear which has bled through to the first couple of pages. Else, interior is clean. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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2 Abernethy, Francis Edward, Editor Hoein' the Short Rows
Dallas, Texas Southern Methodist University Press 1987 0870742566 / 9780870742569 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Texas Folklore Society Publication XLVII. 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 338 pp. Crisp and clean copy with minor bumping to corners and spine ends. Dust jacket is also bright and crisp with minor edgewear. Very nice copy. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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3 Abernethy, Francis Edward, Editor T for Texas, A State Full of Folklore
Dallas, Texas Texas Folklore Society 1982 0935014039 / 9780935014037 First Edition Pictorial Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
"With complete bibliography of the Texas Folklore Society Publications by Herbert C. Arbuckle, III". "Publications of the Texas Folklore Society XLIV". 250 pp. Red boards with armadillo thinkin' 'bout Texas on the front board. Boards show rubbing on edges and hinges. Slight wear on corners and spine ends. Front board has few rubbing spots while back board has some light brown spotting which shows on white area. Page edges have very faint spotting. 
Price: 28.50 USD
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4 Allen, John Houghton Southwest
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott Co. 1952 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Paul Laune 
Adams' Rampaging Herd #29 (bibliography of classic western books)-Dobie's Life/Literature of the SW, p. 95. Tales of the Texas Brush country, South Texas along the Mexican border. 220 pp. Crisp copy with very light wear to tan boards with prickly pear design on front. Inside clean with pages yellowing somewhat on the edges. Dust jacket has chipping with occasional loss on corners and spine ends. 1 1/2" tear on top front of spine down hinge. Top front corner is missing 1/3". 
Price: 30.00 USD
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5 Frances E. Abernethy Paisanos, A Folklore Miscellany
Austin, Texas The Encino Press 1978 First Edition Cloth Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Linda Miller Roach 
Paisanos, or roadrunners, the name given by J. Frank Dobie to his fellows, is the theme of this collection of Texas folklore published by the Texas Folklore Society, Number XLI. Some photographs throughout with line drawings of the paisano by Linda Miller Roach. 180 pp. Stated First Edition. Brown cloth boards are bright and crisp, as is the book. With clean interior, appears unread. Tan laid dust jacket is clipped from the manufacturer. Roach's drawings are on the cover - one of a fierce roadrunner flying at a rattler. Fine copy of fine book. 
Price: 23.50 USD
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6 Francis Edward Abernethy The Texas Folklore Society, 1909-1943, Vol. 1
Denton, TX University of North Texas Press 1992 0929398424 / 9780929398426 First Edition Hard Cover New New 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Bright, tight, clean and crisp - new copy. "Ab" Abernethy is the secretary and troubador of the Texas Folklore Society. He chronicles the collecting and publishing of the group from 1909-1943 in this volume. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 Fray Angelico Chavez New Mexico Triptych
Paterson, NJ St. Anthony Guild Press 1940 First Edition Cloth Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Angelico Chavez 
76 pp. Ex-Church Library copy with minimal library markings.Church name and address stamped on front pasted down paper. Front free end paper has residue from glued on paper and name of book written in ink. Red cloth boards are bright with bumping on corners and spine ends. Pages 28 & 29 have a little light smudging in outside margin - does not affect text. Charming illustrations by Fray Chavez for New Mexican folk tales. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 Harold Courlander The Fourth World of the Hopis
New York Crown Publishers, Inc. 1972 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled, "The Epic Story of the Hopi Indians as preserved in their Legends and Traditions". Clean, bright and crisp copy with slight bumping to corners and spine ends. Front hinge has a little loosening. A few in marks & scuffing on ffep at top corner. Dust jacket is pinking-shear clipped with very light chipping and a little tearing along spine and edges. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 Hudson, Wilson M. Tire Shrinker to Dragster
Austin, TX Encino Press 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Texas Folklore Society Publications Number XXXIV. Great collection of Texas stories by members of the society, among whom are some noted Texas writers. 1st Ed., 2nd Ptg. 248 pp. Crisp, clean and bright and appears unread. Minor wear to boards. Dust jacket is crisp - slight ink smudging from the printer in two places - on red wheel design and on black title. Very slight wear to corners and spine ends. Nice copy. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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10 J. Frank Dobie Apache Gold and Yaqui Silver
Austin, Texas University of Texas Press 2000 0292703813 / 9780292703810 Reprint Soft Cover Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Tom Lea 
New trade paperback of a Texas classic by the granddaddy of Texas letters, illustrated by Tom Lea. 366 pp. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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11 J. Frank Dobie Apache Gold and Yaqui Silver
Austin, Texas University of Texas Press 2000 0292703813 / 9780292703810 Reprint Soft Cover Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Tom Lea 
New trade paperback of a Texas classic by the granddaddy of Texas letters, illustrated by Tom Lea. 366 pp. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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12 J. Frank Dobie, Editor Man, Bird, and Beast
Austin, Texas Texas Folklore Society 1930 First Edition Soft Cover Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Volume VIII - Early Texas Folklore publication. 185 pp. Tight copy with blue wraps with light scuffing and faded spine. Rear wrap, page edges and some of each page has damp stains and mildew stains. Rear panel has white scuffed spots and waviness, and last few pages have waviness on bottom portion. Still, book is sturdy and tight. 
Price: 38.50 USD
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13 Jerry Flemmons More Texas Siftings
Fort Worth, TX Texas Christian University Press 1997 0875651798 / 9780875651798 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Jerry Flemmons was a jewel in the staff of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and "Texas Siftings" was the name of his popular weekly column. This is a sequel to the first collection published from his column. 153 pp. Large format trade paperback - 8"W X 11"H. Tight and clean copy with moderate curling on front wrap. Light creasing as well as edge and corner wear. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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14 Jerry Flemmons More Texas Siftings
Fort Worth, TX Texas Christian University Press 1997 0875651798 / 9780875651798 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Jerry Flemmons was a jewel in the staff of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and "Texas Siftings" was the name of his popular weekly column. This is a sequel to the first collection published from his column. 153 pp. Large format trade paperback - 8"W X 11"H. Bright, clean and bright copy. Unread. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 Jerry Flemmons More Texas Siftings
Fort Worth, TX Texas Christian University Press 1997 0875651798 / 9780875651798 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Jerry Flemmons was a jewel in the staff of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and "Texas Siftings" was the name of his popular weekly column. This is a sequel to the first collection published from his column. 153 pp. Large format trade paperback - 8"W X 11"H. Bright, clean and bright copy. Unread. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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16 Jerry Flemmons More Texas Siftings
Fort Worth, TX Texas Christian University Press 1997 0875651798 / 9780875651798 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Jerry Flemmons was a jewel in the staff of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and "Texas Siftings" was the name of his popular weekly column. This is a sequel to the first collection published from his column. 153 pp. Large format trade paperback - 8"W X 11"H. Bright, clean and bright copy. Unread. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 Keith Cunningham American Indians' Kitchen-Table Stories
Little Rock, AR August House 1992 0874832020 / 9780874832020 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
From the front wrapper, "Contemporary conversations with Cherokee, Sioux, Hopi, Osage, Navajo, Zuni, and Members of Other Nations". 240 pp. Clean copy with slight curling and wear to wrapper. Remainder mark on bottom page edge. Clean interior. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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18 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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19 Thomas E. Hachey & Lawrence J. McCaffrey Perspectives on Irish Nationalism
Lexington, KY University Press of Kentucky 1989 0813101883 / 9780813101880 1st Paperback Ptg. Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
160 pp. Trade paperback is tight and bright. Green background of front panel has slight darkening in center area. Corners have light wear, and front wraps have slight curling to corners. A little creasing on edges and hinges. Reverse of front wrapper has list of page numbers in red ink with small red checks on corresponding pages. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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20 Wallace O. Chariton Exploring the Alamo Legends
Plano, TX Wordware Publishing 1992 1556222556 / 9781556222559 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 2nd Ptg. Book is bright and tight with 1/2 tear on top front which has been taped. Slight soiling on page edges and a little shelfwear. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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