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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 Ernest P. Peninou History of the Sonoma Viticultural District
Santa Rosa, CA Nomis Press 1998 962654310 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good++ Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled, "Comprising Sonoma, Marin, Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt, Trinity, Del Norte and Siskiyou Counties", "The Grape Growers, the Wine Makers and the Vineyards". Volume 1. 456 pp. Tight and crisp copy. Previous owner's name in pencil on front free end paper - else clean interior. Dust jacket is clean with very light wear. Spine has slight fading. Very nice copy. 
Price: 92.50 USD
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2 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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3 Foote, H. S. Pen Pictures from the Garden of the World or Santa Clara County, California
Chicago The Lewis Publishing Co. 1888 First Edition Leather Poor 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Large format, 9 1/2"W X 12"H. 664 pp. Book is intact with all pages and end papers intact. Front hinge has loosened, and rear hinge is separated from leather of spine, which has worn and cracked places and a piece missing from base, Significant wear on corners and edges with rubbing on boards. Gilt design and print on front board are dulled, as is that on page edges.. Front end papers have some penciled writing, a stamped word, "March", and a few small tears. Both front and rear end papers have foxing and smudging. Pages have occasional foxing, spotting and a few tears. Opens to signature in places due to condition of spine. Once beautiful embossed leather boards with historical contents well worth restoration. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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4 Gordon Thomas & Max Morgan Witts The San Francisco Earthquake
New York, NY Stein and Day 1971 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Eye-witness accounts are included in this history of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. 316 pp. Bumping on corners and spine end which also shows damp staining which shows a little on small area of bottom edge of front and rear boards. Tanned pages with small spot on forward page edge - clean interior. Book-of-the-Month Club brochure laid in. Dust jacket has corner and edgewear. Interior at bottom edge shows damp stain which shows through slightly on outside. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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5 Gregory, Tom History of Solano and Napa Counties with Biographical Sketches of the Leading Men and Women of the Counties
Los Angeles, CA Historical Record Company 1912 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Rebound in gray-green cloth. 1,044 with 2 foldout county maps intact. Tight and sturdy. Title page has staining and edge wear, while rear papers have light smudging and tape repairs. Gilt page edges show light wear on top and forward edges and are worn on bottom page edge. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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6 J. D. B. Stillman; Kenneth Johnson, Introduction The Gold Rush Letters of J. D. B. Stillman
Palo Alto, CA Lewis Osborne 1967 Limited Reprint Edition Cloth Near Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
75 pp. plus Illustrations explanations and Colophon which designates that the edition was limited to 2,350 copies.Bright, crisp and clean copy with very minor wear. Dust jacket is blank - the same cream color as book without print or illustration. It has a little light smudging and is now in protective cover. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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7 Larkey, Joann L. And Walters, Shipley Yolo County Land of Changing Patterns
Windsor Publications 1984 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Illustrated history of California's Yolo County. 134 pp. Clean off-white cloth boards with very light edge wear and clean interior. Dust jacket is bright with some slight edge & corner wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 Osterman, Joe 50 Years in "Old" El Toro: A Family, A Time, A Place
Fullerton, CA Sultana Press 1982 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed with following inscription: "May you enjoy this look at an El Toro and a lifestyle that has given way to a modern urban civilization. Sincerely, Joe Osterman, 1982". Book is crisp with clean interior. Blue cloth boards with bright gilt print on spine. Lower edge of front board near hinge has some minor spotting, and corners and spine ends have slight wear. Dust jacket has been tape repaired in several places from the inside. Chipping on corners with fraying and loss on top of spine. Edges have wear with small closed tears, and gold background shows substantial rubbing. Bottom edge of rear panel has nickel-size spot near hinge. Still, sturdy and intact and now in protective cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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