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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!
 
 
 
 

Europe - England

Europe - England

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1 Antonia Fraser, Editor The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1975 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Noted historian Antonia Fraser gives the biographies of the rulers of England from the Normans (William the Conqueror) to the Windsors (Queen Elizabeth !!). Well illustrated. Book is clean and crisp with slight bumping to corners. Dust jacket is bright and crisp with very slight chipping and edgewear with a small tear on bottom edge of spine at back hinge. Very pretty book. 
Price: 19.50 USD
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2 C. Warren Hollister The Making of England 55 B.C. To 1399
Lexington, MA D. C. Heath 1976 0669979317 / 9780669979312 3rd Edition Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First in the series, "A History of England". 291 pp - Trade paperback. Crisp and tight copy with light edge and cornerwear. A little rubbing on front wrap. Price stamp on half-title page - occasional instances of underlining. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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3 David Horan Oxford, A Cultural and Literary Companion
Oxford, U.K. Signal Books 1999 1902669053 / 9781902669052 No Stated Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
246 pp. Trade paperback is crisp and bright with minor edgewear. Reverse of front wrap has small page number in red ink and small check marks on noted page. Else clean interior. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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4 David Howarth Sovereign of the Seas, The Story of Britain and the Sea
New York Atheneum 1974 1st American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Tight and bright copy with a manufacturing defect, that being the flaps of the dust jacket glued to boards where the front and back pasted down paper is glued. The front flap has been pulled loose, but the back flap is firmly attached. Dust jacket front is clean and bright -- a few smudges on top of spine and on on back where it is darkened up and down the hinge and out about 2 1/2" toward middle of book. Also slight creasing and tearing on back edges. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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5 Desmond Seward Henry V
New York The Viking Press 1988 0670811742 / 9780670811748 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled, "The Scourge of God". Book club edition appears unread - crisp, bright and clean. Dust jacket has slight creasing and a little tearing across top edge and spine ends show a little bumping. Very nice copy. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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6 Frank Hilton The Paras
London Britich Broadcasting Corporation 1983 0563200995 / 9780563200994 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 2nd Ptg. BBC publication which follows their television series. 248 pp. Tight and clean copy with minor wear on boards. Appears unread. Clipped dust jacket is bright - top right corner has 1/4 in. tear and rear top cover has 1" closed tear at flap. Else light edgewear and creasing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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7 Lawrence James The Rise and Fall of the British Empire
New York St. Martin's Press 1996 0312140398 / 9780312140397 1st American Edition, 1st Ptg. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Book is crisp and bright with minor edgewear and very faint discoloration to page ends.Interior is clean and unmaked. Opens to gutter at title page - spine and hinges are tight. Dust jacket is bright and crisp, also, with a little wear to corners and edges and two tiny spots of scuffing on top edge of back cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 T. W. West A History of Architecture in England
New York David McKay and Company, Inc. 1966 2nd Printing Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
176 pp. Tight copy with black cloth boards slightly discolored on edges. Top edge has 1/4" indented place. Interior is clean with some yellowing to pages. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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9 Violet Bonham Carter Winston Churchill, An Intimate Portrait
New York Harcourt, Brace 1965 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Book is crisp and clean with finish on edges wearing and slight give to spine. Dust jacket shows rubbine with chipping and tearing on spine and edges. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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