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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 Ann Zwinger Wind in the Rock
New York Harper & Row 1978 006014209X / 9780060142094 First Edition Cloth Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Study of the natural history of the Grand Gulch Plateau, Utah. 1st Ed., 1st Ptg.258 pp. Crisp, bright and clean copy. Blue cloth boards with silver leaf and tite. Very faint foxing on page eges. Dust jacket has slight wear on corners with creasing and light rubbing. Rear top corner has lightly chipped spot and a small closed tear. Nice copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 Howard Peacock The Big Thicket of Texas
Boston Little Brown and Company 1984 0316695831 / 9780316695831 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Ex-Lib copy with usual library markings and card pocket. Book appears unread and is crisp, clean and bright. Jacket is covered by library mylar protector. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 Pittman, Blair The Natural World of The Texas Big Thicket
College Station, TX Texas A&M University Press 1978 0890960615 / 9780890960615 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Blair Pittman, Photographer Signed by Author
With an introduction by Texas naturalist, William A. Owen, Pittman's 98 stunning color photographs of the vast variety of flora and fauna of the Big Thicket area of East Texas, now a national preserve. A well-known photojournalist, Blair has signed this copy on title page. Oversize copy, 9"W X 12-1/2"H. 99 pp. Crisp and tight copy with inscription to previous owner on front free end paper. Light edgewear. Dust jacket has corner and spine end bumping and some rubbing on front panel with a little rubbing on rear panel. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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4 Pyne, Stephen J. How the Canyon Became Grand: A Short History
New York, New York, U.S.A. Viking Pr 1998 0670881104 / 9780670881109 1st Ed., 2nd Ptg. Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
199 pp. EX-LIB with clean text block and minimum library markings. Dust jacket is in protective cover NOT taped to boards of book. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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5 Rabbitt. Mary C., Et al; Don Fowler, Robert C. Euler, and Catherine S. Fowler The Colorado River Region and John Wesley Powell, Geological Survey Professional Paper 669; John Wesley Powell and the Anthropology of The Canyon Country, Geological Survey Professional Paper 670
Washington, D.C. U.S. Government Printing Office 1969 First Edition Pictorial Covers Very Good+/Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Group of 2 books on Powell and the Grand Canyon. First, "The Colorado River Region and John Wesley Powell","A collection of papers honoring Powell on the 100th anniversary of his exploration of the Colorado River, 1869 - 1969", with four different articles. Oversize format, 9 1/4"W X 11 3/4"H. 145 pp. Boards have graphic of Grand Canyon in brown monochrome. Very slight right lean. Corners and spine ends have bumping. Top corner of front free end paper has previous owner's name stamped in blue ink, and a penciled number on top near gutter. End papers have a little discoloration. Clean text block. Second book is stapled trade paperback, "John Wesley Powell and the Anthropology of the Canyon Country", 30 pp. 9"W X 11 1/2"H. Front wrap has same graphic of the canyon with previous owner's name stamped on upper right corner, which is slightly bumped, and upper right corner of pages have slight creasing. Other corners and spine ends have very light wear, with front forward edge of wrap having a tiny tear and 1" crease. Nice grouping of Grand Canyon/Powell survey and professional papers. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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6 Stephen Harrigan Water and Light
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1992 0395465583 / 9780395465585 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled, "A Diver's Journey to a Coral Reef". 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. Book and dust jacket are both clean, crisp and bright. Book appears unread. Dust jacket is in protective cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 T. D. Carter, J. E. Hill and G. H. H. Tate Animals of the Pacific World
Washington, D.C. Infantry Journal Press 1944 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
Wartime issue - Fighting Forces Series. 195 pp. Small paperback is tight with rubbing wear and diagonal creases on front wrap. Light edge and corner wear. Interior is clean with tanned pages. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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