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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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2601 Montgomery Street @I-30
Fort Worth, Texas
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Catalog 2 - Texas

Catalog 2 - Texas

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1 Anderson, Charles G. Reflections, An Album of West Texas History 1840-1990
Snyder, TX Snyder Publishing Co. 1990 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dust Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Lu Bright Signed by Author
Signed by author on reverse of front free end paper. #1918 of limited edition of 2,000. Sponsored by Scurry County Historical Commission. Large format, 9"W X 11 1/4"H. 496 pp. Bright gilt on pictorial boards. Book has slight right lean and base of front hinge has 1/4" closed tear.. Crisp and clean interior. Issued without dust jacket. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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2 Carrie J. Crouch A History of Young County, Texas
Austin, Texas Texas State Historical Association 1956 First Edition Thus Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Revised from 1937 issue. Crisp copy with slight right lean. White boards show substantial foxing/spotting, and page edges have very light foxing. Clean and bright text block. Price-clipped dust jacket has white background which shows light spotting with some rubbing at flap folds and hinges. Spine is a little tanned. Top of spine has creasing/fraing, and top edge has creasing and a few small tears - one 1" closed tear. Top corners at flap fold have chipping wear and top corner of rear flap has small missing area. Bottom edge of spine has light wear. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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3 de laTeja, Jesus F. ;Ramos, Raul A. Tejano Leadership in Mexican and Revolutionary Texas
Texas A&M University Press 2009 1603441522 / 9781603441520 First Edition Hard Cover Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by 7 contributors: de la Teja , also editor, on title page and Tijerina, Hardin, Wright, Resendez, Crisp and Salazar, each on his own chapter head. 252 pp. Fine copy, Please Note: book was issued without dust jacket. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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4 Dearen, Patrick Halff of Texas: Merchant Rancher of the Old West
Austin, Texas, U.S.A. Eakin Press 2000 1571684360 / 9781571684363 First Edition, 1st Ptg. - Ltd. Ed. Cloth Near Fine Slip Case 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
#45 of Limited Collector's Edition - stated on title page with author's signature. Teal blue boards and slip case. Both crisp and bright. Front board of book has small spot of glue from manufacture. Unread. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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5 Glass, Major E.L.N., 10th Cav. The History of the Tenth Cavalry 1866-1921
Ft. Collins, CO Old Army Press 1972 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
SIGNED & inscribed by John M. Carroll, noted cavalry historian, at the end of his introduction. A history of a distinguished regiment of African-American "Buffalo Soldiers". Crisp and clean copy with slight right lean. Blue cloth with bright gilt print on spine and front board's insignia design, buffalo head with horseshoe. Very minor spine end wear and rear board has a fine spot. Very nice copy with signature of now deceased military history expert. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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6 Greene, A.C. The 50 Best Books on Texas
Dallas, TX Dallas Pressworks Publishing 1982 939722143 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Signed by Author
Inscribed and signed by Greene on title page - dated 1982. Large format trade paperback, 7"W X 10"H. 90 pp. Tight copy with light edgewear on wrapper. Erasure on top corner of title page.Top corner of rear panel has a little scuffing, and spine shows slight discoloration. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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7 Hale, Edward Everett How To Conquer Texas Before Texas Conquers Us
Roger Beacham 1978 First Edition Pictorial Cover Near Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Limited edition of 395 designed and signed by William Holman on colophon. Oversize format, 7-1/4"W X 10"H. 53 pp. Bright, clean and crisp copy. Tan boards with early Texas map and bright gilt title. Very minor edgewear. Blank protective dust jacket of Warren's Olde Style quality paper. Light creasing/edgewear, and rear panel has very faint smudging/marking. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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8 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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9 Hatley, Allen G. Bringing the Law to Texas: Crime and Violence in Nineteenth Century Texas
Eagle Lake, Texas, U.S.A. Centex Press 2002 0964941619 / 9780964941618 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by author, noted Texas historian, Hatley, on half-title page. Bright and crisp copy. Dust jacket has light creasing on edges - else bright and crisp. Unread. 198 pp., inc'g index. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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10 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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11 O'Connor, Louise S. Tales from the San'Tone River Bottom: A Cultural History
Victoria, TX Wexford Pub. 1998 0962482110 / 9780962482113 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Over-size format, 9 1/4"W X 12 1/4"H. 254 pp. Bright, crisp and clean copy with light bumping on spine end. Dust jacket is bright and crisp with slight edge creasing. Unread. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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12 Pickle, Joe; Heritage Museum (Big Spring, Tex.) Gettin' Started, Howard County's First 25 Years
Big Springs, TX Heritage Museum 1980 0890152683 / 9780890152683 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good- 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
436 pp. Bright, tight and crisp copy. Brown leather-like boards with bright silver type on spine. Pictorial end papers - front free end paper has erasure on top corner - else clean interior. Issued without dust jacket. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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13 Simpson, Harold B., Editor Texas in the War 1861-1865
Hillsboro, TX Hill Junior College Press 1984 0912172290 / 9780912172293 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 3rd Ptg. 246 pp. Burgandy boards with bright gilt title on spine. Bright, tight, crisp and clean copy with very light wear. Dust jacket is bright with price intact. Top edge has light creasing with an instance or two of tiny tears. Flap folds show light rubbing - else clean and crisp. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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14 Sinise, Jerry Pink Higgins, The Reluctant Gunfighter and Other Tales of the Panhandle
Quanah, TX Nortex Press 1973 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Author Sinise has signed on front free end papers with inscription to friends. 104 pp. Bright, tight and crisp copy with very light edgewear and a little rubbing on flap folds and hinges. Page 1 has faint creasing. Else fine. Dust jacket shows edgewear/chipping on edges. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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15 Stilwell, Arthur E. And Crowell, James R. I Had a Hunch: The Amazing Story of the Last of America's Great Empire Builders
Port Arthur, TX La Belle Printing Company 1977 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Life story of a little know industrialist, Arthur E. Stilwell, who built Port Arthur, Texas, as the terminus of his Kansas City, Pittsburgh & Gulf Railway. First printed in the Saturday Evening Post, 1927-8. This is the second edition. 112 pp. Green boards with bright gilt graphics and print. Clean and tight copy with light edgewear. Last two pages have diagonal crease. Dust jacket has very light wear and somewhat faded spine. 
Price: 32.50 USD
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