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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!

Cattle Industry

Cattle Industry

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1 Akerman, Joe A., Jr. American Brahman A History of the American Brahman
Houston, TX American Brahman Breeders Association 1982 First Edition Very Good+ 
Signed by author on verso of title page, 'Best Wishes, Joe A. Akerman, Jr.' Teal blue boards with bright gilt title on front and on spine. Small quarto, 7"W X 10-1/4"H. 384 pp. End papers front and rear have ranches' cattle brands, and top of front free end paper has small scuff with a little black ink. Bright, crisp and tight copy. Clean interior. Forward page edge has two small spots of foxing. Without dust jacket. 
Price: 110.00 USD
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The Heraldry of the Range: Some Southwestern Brands, Haley, J. Evetts
2 Haley, J. Evetts The Heraldry of the Range: Some Southwestern Brands
Canyon, TX Panhandle Plains Historical Society 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall H. D. Bugbee Signed by Author
Inscription on preface page by Haley explaining the origin of the book and how Carl Hertzog, designer and typographer, and Harold Bugbee, illustrator, turned it into "this beautiful book" - makes this copy highly collectible. Rampaging Herd #962. Large format, 8 1/2"W X 11"H. 35 pp. Brown cloth boards with gilt type and design on front. Tight copy with minor wear on edges, corners and spine ends. Bottom edge of front pasted down paper has bookseller's label - else clean interior. Mylar cover. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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3 Haley, J. Evetts The Heraldry of the Range: Some Southwestern Brands
Canyon, TX Panhandle Plains Historical Society 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall H. D. Bugbee Signed by Author
Signed by Haley on title page. Rampaging Herd #962. Large format, 8 1/2"W X 11"H. 35 pp. Brown cloth boards with bright gilt type and design on front. Tight copy with light wear on edges. Front pasted down page has bookplate of previous owner, an OK rancher. Rear pasted down page has original bookseller's label. Bright and clean text block. Tan dust jacket with burnt siena type and illustration by famed artist, Bugbee. Top corner of inside front flap also has original bookseller's label. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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4 Howe, Elvon L. Editor 1952 Brand Book Sixteen Original Studies in Western History
Denver, CO The Westerners 1953 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Bugbee, H.D. 
Limited to 500, this copy is numbered #110. Wonderful depiction of western life on end pages by well-known western artist, Harold Bugbee. 297pp. Dark rose-colored cloth boards with graphics of brands and centered title on front cover. Spine is somewhat faded with light wear on hinges with a little fraying on top edge. Light cornerwear. Interior is clean. Bottom page edge has minor shelf soiling. No dust jacket. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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5 Hunter, J. Marvin, Editor. The Trail Drivers of Texas Revised Volume 1
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. George W. Saunders, President, Old Time Trail Drivers' Association 1924 Second Edition Hard Cover Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Revised Second Edition Volume I. Published under the direction of George W. Saunders, President of the Old Time Trail Drivers Association. Compiled by Hunter. Printed by Globe Printing Co., San Antonio. 494 pp. Six-Guns 1084; Rampaging Herd 1103; Basic Texas Books 99; Dobie Dykes 21; Graff 2020; Howes H816. Ex-college library (Ohio State Univ.) copy. Label on lower spine and other library markings, scuffed rear pasted down paper and rear free end paper has remnant of Due Date slip. Blue-green cloth boards with graphic of trail drive - shows some rippling of cloth and moderate edge wear. Bottom page edge has ink spotting, and forward page edge has darkening on top corner. Book has definite right lean. Last page has small penciled note - may be other notes though none apparent. 
Price: 235.00 USD
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6 J. Frank Dobie Cow People
Austin, Texas University of Texas Press 2001 0292710607 / 9780292710603 7th U.T. Printing Soft Cover Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
New trade paperback copy of reminiscences of early ranchers, "cow" people, written by the grand-daddy of Texas letters. 305 pp. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Jordan, Terry G. Trails to Texas: Southern Roots of Western Cattle Ranching
Lincoln and London University of Nebraska Press 1981 0803225547 / 9780803225541 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Bright and crisp copy with clean text block. Front free end paper has numbers and old price written in ink ($8). Dust jacket is also bright and crisp with minor edge wear - price clipped. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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8 Swessinger, Earl A. Texas Trail to Dodge City: An Epic of the Early Cattle Drives
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. The Naylor Company 1950 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
248 page epic poem "Dedicated to the Trail Drivers of the Great Southwest". Tight and bright copy with yellow boards and black print and graphic of herding longhorns. Front paste down paper has previous owner's address label, and top right corner of front free end paper has erasure. Else clean interior. One page has diagonal crease on bottom corner, and paper is tanned. Dust jacket has price intact. Orange color has faded somewhat on spine. Corners and spine top show a chipping with a little loss. Two small closed tears on top of front panel - a 1/2" closed tear at hinge, and another about 1/4". Yellow of rear panel shows some rubbing and spotting. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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9 The Hereford Herd Book Society The Herd Book of Hereford Cattle, VOL. LVIII
Hereford The Hereford Times Ltd. 1928 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Published in the U.K. Vol. LVIII in 1928. 663 pp. Marbled boards with leather trim and bright gilt type. Tight, solid and square volume with some edge wear and rubbing. Corners are slightly bumped. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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