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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 Aztec Eagle Presentation Honoring Jack Danciger
Fort Worth, TX 1945 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Fort Worth oilman, philanthropist and honorary Consul of Mexico, Jack Danciger, was awarded the Aztec Eagle, Mexico's highest decoration presented to foreigners, on May 1, 1945. This is the program of that event with green cloth boards, 7-1/4"W X 10-1/2"H. Bright gilt print on front board and on bottom front corner is the name, "Miss Maria Rossell" in gilt type. Inside on the first page Mr. Danciger has inscribed, "Miss Maria Rossell, with my sincerest best wishes, Jack Danciger". Ceremonial cords are attached which were probably once Mexico's red, green and white, the colors having faded somewhat. High quality paper is used throughout with glassine covering each page for protection. Portraits of the President of Mexico, General Manuel Avila Comacho; President of the U.S., Harry S. Truman, who had just become president in April, 1945, upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Also pictures of other Mexican and American dignitaries, including Gov. Coke Stevenson of Texas and Mr. Danciger, of course. The event was held at the Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium in Fort Worth and was broadcast on radio station WBAP. Some of the protective glassine sheets have some wear and chipping. The boards have some corner and spine end wear, and areas of tiny spots show on front board. A piece of Mexican-American-Texana memorabilia honoring a Fort Worth icon. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2 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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3 Basil C. Hedrick, et al The Meso-American Southwest
Carbondale, IL Southern Illinois University 1974 0809306654 / 9780809306657 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good++ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled, "Readings in Archaeology, Ethnohistory, and Ethnology". 1st Ed. 1st Ptg. 178 pp. Crisp and bright copy with minor wear to boards. Previous owner's name on front free end paper and on dedication page. Else clean interior. Bright orange dust jacket with black print and design - light wear - spine is slightly sun faded. Very nice copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 Berlandier, Jean Louis Journey to Mexico During the Years 1826-1834 Vols One and Two
Austin, Texas, U.S.A. Texas State Historical Assn 1981 0876110448 / 9780876110447 First Edition Hard Cover Fine/Fine Slip Case 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
A botanist and zoologist, Berlandier was sent to Mexico to make scientific notes and sketches of the country and his travels through Texas. Translated from the original French, his 7 volumes have been published in two volumes, totalling 692 pp, including many colored plates. The two volumes have light tan boards with brown print on spines. Both vols. are clean, bright and tight in an equally fine slip case, brown with a color plate of one of Berlandier's plant drawing on side. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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5 Bernard E. Bobb The Viceregency of Antonio Maria Bucareli in New Spain, 1771-1779
Austin University of Texas Press 1970 First Edition Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
313 pp. Tight, bright and clean copy with minor wear. Dust jacket has chipping on top spine end and light chipping on corners and other edges. Rear panel has closed tear near hinge, 1/2". Rear fold has rubbing wear and spine is a little darkened. Inside of front panel shows a damp circle and bottom edge has a little wrinkling from dampness, but there is no discoloration on outside of dust jacket. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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6 Boardman, Andrea Destination Mexico: "A Foreign Land a Step Away" U.S. Tourism to Mexico, 1880s - 1950s
Dallas, Texas Degolyer Library/Southern Methodist University 2001 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine No Dust Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Catalogue for exhibition at the Degolyer Library, SMU, Dallas. Design by W. Thomas Taylor. Beautiful reproduction, full color and black and white. Stapled oversize trade paperback with quality cover and paper - 8-1/2"W X 11"H. 101 pp. Bright, crisp, and clean with very slight creasing on hinges. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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7 Casas, Juan Manuel Frederico Villalba's Texas: A Mexican Pioneer's Life in the Big Bend
Houston, TX Iron Mountain Press 2008 0974504858 / 9780974504858 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First history of the Big Bend from a Mexican point of view - written by the great-grandson of Villalba.. 303 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with like dust jacket. Unread. 
Price: 36.00 USD
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8 Casas, Juan Manuel Frederico Villalba's Texas: A Mexican Pioneer's Life in the Big Bend
Houston, TX Iron Mountain Press 2008 0974504858 / 9780974504858 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First history of the Big Bend from a Mexican point of view - written by the great-grandson of Villalba.. 303 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with like dust jacket. Unread. 
Price: 36.00 USD
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9 Cervantes, Maria Antonieta Treasures of Ancient Mexico from the National Anthropological Museum
New York Crescent Crown 1978 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
With "Over 250 Colour Photographs". 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. Very nice copy - clean, crisp and bright with tiny bit of corner and spine end wear. Dust jacket is bright and colorful, with a little creasing along top edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 Chance, Joseph E. Jose Maria De Jesus Carvajal: The Life and Times of a Mexican Revolutionary
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. Trinity University Press 2006 1595340203 / 9781595340207 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 283 pp. Bright, tight, crisp and clean copy with like dust jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11 Cisneros, Jose Riders Across the Centuries, Horsemen of the Spanish Borderlands
El Paso Texas Western Press 1984 1st Ed., 2nd Paperback Printing Soft Cover Very Good+ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Jose Cisneros 
Beautiful illustrations and text by Cisneros. With biography by John O. West and dedicated to Carl Hertzog. Winner of the Western Heritage Award, Cowboy Hall of Fame. Large format trade paperback, 8"W X 11"H. 199 pp. Crisp, tight, clean and bright copy with light corner and spine end wear. Several pages have a little creasing on top corner. Very nice copy. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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12 Clendenen, Clarence C. Blood on the Border The United States Army and the Mexican Irregulars
Toronto, Ontario, Canada The MacMillan Company 1969 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
U.S.-Mexican border troubles from the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe through the Punitive Expedition 1916-1917. 390 pp. Bright and clean copy with minor wear Forward edge of front board has small indentation. Dust jacket is bright and crisp with price intact. top edge shows light curling, and red of front panel and spine has two tiny chips.Rear flap fold has minor rubbing. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13 Crawford, Ann Fears The Eagle: The Autobiography of Santa Anna
Austin, TX Pemberton Press 1967 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Orange cloth boards are bright with black drawing of Santa Anna on horseback on front board and below red text block on spine. Minor corner and edgewear. Previous owner's seal embossed on half-title page. Forward edge of foreword, preface and table of contents have a spot which grows smaller until it disappears after page xix. Text block clean. Top page edge has foxing and soiling, and forward and bottom page edges have light spotting. Dust jacket has tears and creasing on top edge, front and rear panel. Top of spine has chipping loss and 1" u-shaped tear. Bottom of spine also shows a little chipping loss. Light areas of front panel and spine have some staining and light spotting, and the hinges show rubbing wear with a small hole rubbed in the front hinge in the last letter "E" in the title, "The Eagle". Rear panel has rubbing and smudging. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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14 de la Garza, Beatriz From the Republic of the Rio Grande
Austin, Texas University of Texas Press 2013 029271453X / 9780292714533 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by author on title page. 225 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with like dust jacket. Unread. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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15 Dobie, J. Frank Tongues of the Monte
Garden City, New York Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. 1935 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Poor 
Tales from Dobie's early travels in Mexico. 301 pp. Yellow cloth boards with bright graphics in red and black. Tight copy with clean text block. Front free end paper has 'Christmas, 1946' written in ink. Tanned paper but bright in appearance. Dust jacket is tattered and missing large pieces. What is left is contained in mylar protection. Even that is bright with the motif from the Mexican flag, eagle, snake and cactus. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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16 Figueroa, Jose; Hutchinson, C. Alan; Hijar, Jose Maria De; Padres, Jose Maria Manifesto to the Mexican Republic, Which Brigadier General Jose Fiby Miyo Endo
Berkeley, CA University of California Press 1978 0520033477 / 9780520033474 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good Very Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
156 pp. Oversize format, 8 3/4"W X 11 1/4"H. Very light edgewear. Bottom page edge has blue remainder mark. Front free end paper has erasure near top edge towards corner. Dust jacket has light corner and spine end wear. Front top edge has a little creasing with 1/2" closed tear. Rubbing/soiling shows on cream-colored background, especially on rear panel. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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17 Haecker, Charles M.;Mauck, Jeffrey G. On the Prairie of Palo Alto: Historical Archaeology of the U.S.-Mexican War Battlefield
College Station, Texas, U.S.A. Texas A & M Univ Press 1997 089096758x / 9780890967584 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st. Ed., 1st Ptg. 227pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with like dust jacket in protective cover. Unread. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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18 Henry E. Haferkorn The War With Mexico 1846-1848
Documentary Publications 1970 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled, "A Select Bibliography on the Causes, Conduct and Political Aspect of the War together with a Select List of Books and Other Printed Material on the Resources, Economic Conditions, Political and Government of the Republic of Mexico and the Characteristics of the Mexican People". 93 pp. plus index. Bright, tight and clean copy with light wear/bumping on edges. Nice copy. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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19 Hewett, Edgar Lee Ancient Life in Mexico and Central America
New York, New York Bobbs-Merrill Company 1936 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
364 pp. inc. index. Dark blue boards have light edgewear. Gilt print is slightly dulled on front cover and spine is darkened a little and rubbed.Boards show a few faint spots. No dust jacket - glassine cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 John Edward Weems To Conquer a Peace
College Station, TX Texas A&M University Press 1974 0890963312 / 9780890963319 1st Paperback Printing Soft Cover Very Good Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled, "The War Between the United States and Mexico" - 500 pp. Trade paperback is tight and clean with slight corner wear. Rear wrap has 4" crease diagonally across bottom corner. Clean interior. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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