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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.
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Exploration & Discovery

Exploration & Discovery

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1 Alvar Nunez Cabeza De Vaca; Fanny Bandelier, Editor The Journey of Alvar Nunez Cabeza De Vaca
Chicago, IL Rio Grande Press 1964 Reprint Ed. Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Facsimile reprint of 1905 edition. 231 pp. Tight and crisp copy - gray blue cloth boards with bright gilt print. Minor rubbing on front board and light corner and spine ends wear. Previous owner's name stamp on bottom page edge. Bright and clean interior. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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2 Falconer, Thomas; La Salle, Robert Cavelier; Tonti, Henri De On the Discovery of the Mississippi, and on the South-Western, Oregon, and North-Western Boundary of the United States, with a Translation from the Original Ms. of Memoirs, Etc. Relating to the Discovery of the Mississippi, by Robert Cavelier De La Salle
Shoal Creek Publishers 1975 0883190206 / 9780883190203 Facsimile Reprint Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
99 pp. Facsimile reprint of 1844 edition. Glossy marbled boards - top corners are bumped with the beginning of tearing on paper. Marbled end papers. Rear end papers show light foxing. Else clean interior. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 Foreman, Grant, Editor Adventure on Red River
Norman, OK University of Oklahoma Press 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
2nd Printing. 199 pp. Bright red boards are clean with light edgewear. Interior is crisp, clean and bright. Dust jacket has edge creasing, fraying and a few small, closed tears. Also some small chipped areas. Red portion of spine is somewhat faded, and cream color of rear panel shows light rubbing. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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Exploration and Empire: The Explorer and the Scientist in the Winning of the American West, Goetzmann, William H.
4 Goetzmann, William H. Exploration and Empire: The Explorer and the Scientist in the Winning of the American West
Austin, Texas, U.S.A. Texas State Historical Assn 1994 0876111355 / 9780876111352 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Reprint of 1967 Pulitzer Prize in History winner. 656 pp. + Index. Bright, crisp and clean copy - unread. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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5 Hammond Innes The Conquistadors
New York, NY Alfred A. Knopf 1970 1st Ed., 2nd. Ptg. Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Large format - 7 3/4"W X 10 1/4"H. 336 pp. Bright gilt on red boards that have faint staining, two small spots of black rubbing. Forward 1" of front board has slight sunning. Previous owner's name on page opposite of half-title page. No dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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6 Marcy, Randolph M. Across Unexplored Texas to the Red River: Exploration of the Red River of Louisiana, in the Year 1852
Dallas, TX Highlands Historical Press Inc. 1961 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Facsimile reprint of original text of report to Senate of exploration in Texas by Randolph B. Marcy, Captain Fifth Infantry U.S. Army, assisted by George B. McClellan, Brevet Captain, U.S. Engineers. "With Reports on the Natural History of the Country, and Numerous Illustrations". Originally published in Washington by Robert Armstrong, Public Printer, 1853. 117 pp. Bright red boards with gilt print. Light corner and spine end wear. Front free end paper has previous owner's name in ink and a small penciled number on left top corner. Clean and bright text block. Dust jacket has some chipping on top of spine, with some creasing on front top corner. Front hinge has slight rubbing. Light color of rear panel shows some darkening. Top of rear flap fold has a little chipping. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7 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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8 Rivera, Pedro De; Jackson, Jack; Foster, William C.; Texas State Historical Association; Rubi, Saint Cayetano Maria Pignatelli Rubi Corbera Y Clement Imaginary Kingdom: Texas As Seen by the Rivera and Rubi Military Expeditions, 1727 and 1767
Austin, Texas, U.S.A. Texas State Historical Assn 1995 0876111452 / 9780876111451 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 272 pp. Crisp, bright, tight and clean - unread. Dust jacket is crisp and clean with very minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 Rivera, Pedro De; Jackson, Jack; Foster, William C.; Texas State Historical Association; Rubi, Saint Cayetano Maria Pignatelli Rubi Corbera Y Clement Imaginary Kingdom: Texas As Seen by the Rivera and Rubi Military Expeditions, 1727 and 1767
Austin, Texas, U.S.A. Texas State Historical Assn 1995 0876111452 / 9780876111451 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 272 pp. Crisp, bright, tight and clean - unread. Dust jacket is crisp and clean with very minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 Weddle, Robert S. Changing Tides: Twilight and Dawn in the Spanish Sea, 1763-1803
College Station, Texas, U.S.A. Texas A & M Univ Press 1995 0890966613 / 9780890966617 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 352 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with very minor corner and spine end bumping. Dust jacket is also bright and crisp with light edge creasing and slight corner wear. In protective mylar cover. Nice unread copy. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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11 Wise, Joe In the Moro
Montrose, Colorado, U.S.A. Western Reflections Pub Co 1999 1890437247 / 9781890437244 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
183 pp. Trade paperback is clean and bright. Front wrap has curl on top corner. Occasional creased page. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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