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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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1 Austin Heritage Cook Book
Austin, Texas Heritage Society Guild of Austin, Texas 1982 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Plastic comb binding. 410 pp. Bright, crisp and clean copy. Bottom corner of front cover has crease and corner bent. Nice copy of scarce edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2 Burleson, Texas - The First One Hundred Years
Burleson, TX Burleson Historical Committee 1981 First Edition Hard Cover Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Dark blue leatherlike boards with bright gilt debossed seal of the city of Burleson, Texas. Limited Edition - this copy is not numbered. .Oversize format, 8-3/4"W X 11-1/4"H. 287 pp. Clean, crisp, tight and bright copy. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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3 Arnold, Ann Gamblers & Gangsters: Fort Worth's Jacksboro Highway in the 1940s & 1950s
Austin, Texas Eakin Press 1998 1571682503 / 9781571682505 1st Am. Edn. Soft Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Trade paperback with bright-colored showgirls on front wrap. Clean, bright and crisp trade paperback. Top cover has slight curve - else fine. Scarce Fort Worth history. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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4 Braithwaite, Barbara A History of Richardson 1873-1973
Richardson, TX Richardson Historical Society 1973 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Centennial history of Richardson, TX. Large format, 8 3/4"W X 11 1/4"H. 78 pp. Tight, bright and clean copy with light shelfwear. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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5 Cashion, Ty The New Frontier A Contemporary History of Fort Worth & Tarrant County
San Antonio, Texas Historical Publishing Network 2006 1893619567 / 9781893619562 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Signed by Author
Signed by author Ty Cashion on title page. Oversize, 9-1/4"W X 12-1.4"H. 272 pp. Dust jacket has reproduction of Samuel P. Ziegler work, "Looking North on Main Street", 1936. Both book and dust jacket are bright, crisp, and clean. Book has very minor right lean. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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6 Crook, Cornelia E. San Pedro Springs Park
Privately Published Limited Edition Cloth Very Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Naylor, Alice Signed by Author
Privately printed in edition of 500. This copy is #304 and signed by author, Cornelia E. Crook on copyright page. 102 pp. Book has slight right lean. Teal blue boards have some dark rubbing, and silver print and design on front cover show light rubbing. Light corner and edgewear. Top page edge has light foxing, and inside rear board has some spotting on very bottom edge. Gift inscription on page across from copyright page which has previous owner's embossed stamp. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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7 Da Camara, Kathleen Laredo on the Rio Grande
San Antonio, TX The Naylor Company 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed on top left corner of front free end paper, "Thanks Kathleen Da Camara". Economic and cultural history of Laredo, TX with picture section. 85 pp plus Appendix, Tables recording early land grants, agrigultural production, border traffic, etc. Last section, not paginated, is local advertising. Blue boards with white print. Corners and spine ends have light bumping and wear, with top front corner having very slight fraying. Minor right lean. Opens to signature in places. Paper is tanned and one page his chip out of bottom edge. Clean and collectible copy. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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8 Frazier, Donald S. And Pace, Robert F. Abilene Landmarks: An Illustrated Tour
Buffalo Gap, Texas, U.S.A. State House Press 2008 1933337303 / 9781933337302 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Butman, Steve Signed by Author
"The story of Abilene as told through 100 of its most historic buildings" Signed on half-title page by Robert F. Pace, co-author, and Steve Butman, photographer. 248 pp. Oversize format, 9-1/2"W X 11"H. Bright, crisp, tight and clean with like dustjacket. Unread. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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9 House, Boyce City of Flaming Adventure: The Chronicle of San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. The Naylor Company 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Good Very Good- 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Melvan D. Jordan Signed by Author
Fiesta Edition - with Boyce House's signature in space indicated. Table of Contents/List of Illustrations page is not attached - perhaps a manufacturing error. Green cloth boards - some very faint spotting on front board. Light corner and spine end bumping. Clean and bright interior. Dust jacket has chipping loss on spine top, about 1" X 1/2" with some creasing and small tears. Corners have some chipping, especially on top corners, and there is a little tearing. Top edge has creasing and a little fraying. Still bright and in protective cover now. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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10 House, Boyce San Antonio City of Flaming Adventure (Hemisfair '68 Edition)
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. Naylor Co. 1968 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Signed and dated by President of Hemisfair, '68, Marshall T. Steves, on front free end paper. Reprinted for Hemisfair 1968. Bright, crisp and clean interior. Top page edge has faint staining, and bottom page edge has a few small spots. Dust jacket has price intact and very light wear. Spine is somewhat darkened and has small faint spot. Some rubbing shows on light background. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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11 Huffhines, Clifford My City Friends Life, A Fifty Year Love Story of a Man And His City
Richardson, TX Rockwell Int'l 1986 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Richardson, Texas 1935-1985. 271 pp. Bright, clean and tight copy with minor bumping on spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing and light edge and corner wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 Hutchens, E. M.; McQueary, Carl R., Editor Tales of Old Salado: An Unusual History
Austin, Texas Nortex Press 1999 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
"Presented for your delight, by Sophia Vickrey Ard". 92 pp. Bright, tight and crisp copy with like dust jacket. End papers of book have a few faint smudges. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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13 Inman, Judy Portrait of Bulcher
Gainesville, TX Self-Published 1984 First Edition Hard Cover Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hale, Joel 
History with many photos of Bulcher, Texas, listed as a Cooke County ghost town. 127 pp. Leatherlike boards with bright gilt print. Clean, crisp, tight and bright copy. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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14 J'Nell L. Pate Hazel Vaughn Leigh and the Fort Worth Boys' Club
Fort Worth, TX Fort Worth Public Library/Texas Christian Univeristy Press 2000 0875652069 / 9780875652061 First Edition Soft Cover Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
EX-LIB Trade paperback - 188 pp. with usual library markings and card pocket. Else clean interior. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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15 Jary, William E., Jr., Editor Camp Bowie Fort Worth 1917-18, An Illustrated History of the 36th Division in World War I
Fort Worth, TX Bernice B. Maxfield 1975 First Edition, Stated Hard Cover Very Good+ Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Bright blue boards - oversize format, 9"W X 12"H. 136 pp. Blue boards with gilt print and graphic, somewhat dulled. Front board has a few small light spots and a little brown marking. Tight copy with minor wear on corners and spine ends.Clean and bright text block. 
Price: 140.00 USD
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16 Jenkins, John H. Cracker Barrel Chronicles: A Bibliography of Texas Town and County Histories
Austin, Texas Pemberton Press 1965 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
509 pp. Tan/ecru cloth boards are clean except for rear bottom edge which shows some darkening. Page edges have substantial foxing/spotting, and end papers have slight discoloration. Text block is clean, and book is tight. Publication announcement from The Pemberton Press is laid in. Dust jacket has price intact. Flap folds, hinges and spine show considerable insect damage. Rear panel and flap folds show darkening and foxing on edges. A few small closed tears on edges. Still bright front panel with brown backbround and historic county buildings depicted. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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17 John William Rogers The Lusty Texans of Dallas, Their First Hundred Years
New York, NY E. P. Dutton and Company Inc. 1960 2nd Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
"New Enlarged Edition" 416 pp. Gray cloth boards with rust-colored debossed design and print. Book has right lean - corners and spine ends have bumping. Previous owner has inked not on front free end paper - else clean interior. Dust jacket has chipping on corners and spine ends. Also rubbing on flap folds and hinges. Front panel has a little dark smudging on white star, and rear panel is white with some rubbing and discoloration. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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18 Jones, Jan Billy Rose Presents... Casa Manana
Forth Worth, Texas, U.S.A. Texas Christian Univ Press 1999 0875652018 / 9780875652016 1st Paperback Edition Soft Cover Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Amon Carter, Mr. Fort Worth, wouldn't let Dallas have the 1936 Texas Centennial Celebration without some fierce competition for the spotlight and the tourist dollar. Carter always did things in a big way - this explains the great and fun Frontier Centennial produced by Billy Rose, Mr. Broadway! Large format trade paperback - 8 1/2"W X 11"H. Bright, crisp and tight - appears unread. 
Price: 19.95 USD
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19 Joshua Historical Committee Joshua: As It Was and Is, Two Volume Set
Cleburne, TX Bennett Printing Co. First Edition/First Edition Hard Cover Very Good/Very Good No Dust Jackets 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Two Volumes, both oversize format, 8-1/2"W X 10-3/4"H. First Volume: Joshua: As It Was and Is 1853-1976, Published 1977. Dark red leather-like boards with gilt print. 198 pp. Light edgewear. Front free end paper has corner erasure. Else bright, clean and crisp interior. Volume II: Joshua: As It Was and Is, Centennial Edition, 1881-1981.200 pp. Blue boards with bright silver print. Boards have light wear and very faint smudging. Front pasted down paper has presentation label and shows some scuffing. Else clean and bright interior. Scarce two-volumes in hard cover. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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20 Julia Kathryn Garrett Fort Worth A Frontier Triumph
Austin, Texas The Encino Press 1972 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by Fort Worth and Texas Historian, beloved teacher, Julia Kathryn Garrett on front end paper and dated March 9, 1973. Book design by Bill Wittliff. Bright gold boards with clean interior. Slight discoloration in cloth of hinges, rear and front. Light minor corner and spine end wear. Clean interior. Top page edge has foxing, and forward page edge has a spot or two of foxing. Front end paper has penciled in gutter, "Amon Carter Museum, 3-18-73, $12.50 + .63 tax". Laid in is a brochure from the Fort Worth centennial, 1873 - 1973, held at the Amon Carter Museum. Dust jacket shows early Fort Worth scene. It has light chipping on corners, and spine ends show minor shelfwear. Top front edge has two or three small closed tears. Light background shows some rubbing and light spotting. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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