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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!

Catalog 4 - Texas

Catalog 4 - Texas

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1 Aztec Eagle Presentation Honoring Jack Danciger
Fort Worth, TX 1945 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Fort Worth oilman, philanthropist and honorary Consul of Mexico, Jack Danciger, was awarded the Aztec Eagle, Mexico's highest decoration presented to foreigners, on May 1, 1945. This is the program of that event with green cloth boards, 7-1/4"W X 10-1/2"H. Bright gilt print on front board and on bottom front corner is the name, "Miss Maria Rossell" in gilt type. Inside on the first page Mr. Danciger has inscribed, "Miss Maria Rossell, with my sincerest best wishes, Jack Danciger". Ceremonial cords are attached which were probably once Mexico's red, green and white, the colors having faded somewhat. High quality paper is used throughout with glassine covering each page for protection. Portraits of the President of Mexico, General Manuel Avila Comacho; President of the U.S., Harry S. Truman, who had just become president in April, 1945, upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Also pictures of other Mexican and American dignitaries, including Gov. Coke Stevenson of Texas and Mr. Danciger, of course. The event was held at the Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium in Fort Worth and was broadcast on radio station WBAP. Some of the protective glassine sheets have some wear and chipping. The boards have some corner and spine end wear, and areas of tiny spots show on front board. A piece of Mexican-American-Texana memorabilia honoring a Fort Worth icon. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2 64th Legislature Informational Booklet on the Proposed 1976 Revision of the Texas Constitution
Austin, Texas Texas Legislative Council 1975 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
130 pp. Clean and tight copy. Wrapper has small closed tear on bottom edge. Light corner wear. Spine is slightly darkened, and there is a little darkening on rear panel. Bottom corner of first several pages has a little creasing, and bottom corner of page edge has small damp stain. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Antone, Evan Haywood A Tribute to Major Jefferson Van Horne (1802 - 1857) Founder of Fort Bliss
Fort Bliss, TX Fort Bliss Museum 1998 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Staple bound 68-page paperback with photo of Major Van Horne on front wrapper. Bright, crisp and clean copy with very minor edgewear. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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4 Campbell, Randolph B. Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880
Austin, Texas, U.S.A. Texas State Historical Assn 1983 0876110618 / 9780876110614 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by author on half-title page, dated 11-20-83 and inscribed to Chas. Untermeyer. Front free end paper has Christmas gift inscription to "Charles".443 pp. Bright and crisp copy with clean interior. Book has very slight right lean and top page edge has light foxing. Dust jacket has very light rubbing which shows on edges on light background. Spine has a little very faint spotting. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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5 Carlson, Paul H. and Crum, Tom Myth Memory and Massacre: The Pease River Capture of Cynthia Ann Parker
Lubbock, Texas Texas Tech Univ Press 2011 0896727076 / 9780896727076 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by both authors on half-title page. 195 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with like dust jacket. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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6 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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7 Chariton, Wallace The Great Texas Airship Mystery
Plano, Texas, U.S.A. Republic of Texas Press 1991 1556221401 / 9781556221408 First Edition Pictorial Cover Near Fine No Dust Jacket Signed by Author
1897 mystery is examined by Texas historian/humorist Chariton, who has signed this copy on the title page. 252 pp. Glossy boards - front board has artist's rendition of the airship mystery in Aurora, TX. Book is tight with clean interior. Page edges have very faint spotting. Else clean. Nice signed copy. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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8 Croy, Homer He Hanged Them High
New York, NY Duell, Sloan and Pearce 1952 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
From the dust jacket, "A True Account of the Life and Deeds of Isaac C. Parker Sole Judge Over Western Arkansas and the Indian Territory in the days of the Great Frontier". 278 pp. First Edition, first printing (see typographical error on p. 83, Forth Smith rather than Fort Smith).Book has very slight right lean and opens to signatures in places. Clean golden-tan cloth boards with red title block and red print on sign. Corners are bumped, and spine ends have some bumping. Also top front board edge has slight dent about 1" long. Bottom board edges have wear with cloth worn through on corners. Dust jacket has price intact shows rubbing wear, especially on spine which is somewhat faded and has chipping wear and loss about 1/2" across top. Bottom of spine also has a little chipping wear. Edges have creasing with a little tearing, and corners have some chipping loss as well. White of rear panel has soiling/spotting. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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9 Engerrand, George C. The So-Called Wends of Germany and Their Colonies in Texas and in Australia
Austin University of Texas 1934 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
The University of Texas Bulletin No. 3417: May 1, 1934.Bureau of Research in the Social Sciences Study No. 7. Written by Professor of Anthropology. 179 pp. Tight copy with wrapper darkened at edges and on spine. Light crease on front panel extending diagonally from top edge. Light rubbing on edges with 3/4" tear at bottom front hinge. Bottom corners of wrapper and pages have small crease and curl. Rear panel has faint damp staining and top edges of last few pages of book (Index) have light damp staining. Inside of front wrapper has stamp of Anthropology dept. and previous owner's name in ink. Clean text block. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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10 Harrington, Fred Harvey Hanging Judge
Caldwell, ID Caxton Printers 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good- 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
204 pp. Tan cloth boards have staining/spotting. Book has right lean and opens to webbing in places. End papers have brown staining, but text block is clean and unmarked. Sturdy. Dust jacket has price intact. Shows rubbing with edge tearing and wear. Spine is faded with top missing 1", and bottom of spine has chipping wear with a little loss. Corners also have some chipping loss. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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11 Hauser, Frankie Summers & Zuber, Edith Knowles Mayflower Descendants in the State of Texas and Their Lineages (2 Vol. Set)
First Edition Hard Cover Very Good/Very Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Two Volume Set - Vol. I Governors Edition: Published 1969 by Naylor Company, San Antonio.404 pp. Has very slight right lean and light wear. Front hinge is slightly loosening. Red cloth boards with dulled gilt design and print. Light edgewear. Page edge has foxing, while other page edges have a little spotting. Interior has occasional faint smudge and one instance of page corner crease. Vol. II - Supplementals: Published 1971, printed by Graphic Arts, San Antonio. Page numbering begins where Vol. 1 leaves off - p. 405 and ends with p. 713. Red boards have light wear and rubbing. Gilt design and print which is somewhat dulled. Pages are a little tanned, but interior text block is clean. Gift inscription on front free end paper. 
Price: 110.00 USD
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12 J. W. Ratchford Some Reminiscences of Persons and Incidents of the Civil War
Austin, TX Shoal Creek Publishers 1971 Reprint Hard Cover Fine No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Facsimile reprint of 1907 edition. 69 pp. + Errata page. Bright gold boards and slip case. Cllean and crisp copy with slight right lean. Slip case shows some light rubbing on edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13 Joseph G. Dawson III The Texas Military Experience, From the Texas Revolution Through World War II
College Station, TX Texas A&M University Press 1995 0890966559 / 9780890966556 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy. Unread. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 Kelton, Elmer Stand Proud: A Texas Saga
New York, New York Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1984 0385189370 / 9780385189378 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by Kelton on half-title page. This is the second ptg. 279 pp. Book has slight right lean. Green boards with tan quarter cloth with bright gilt title on spine.Top page edge has faint stain while forward page edge has a few darker stains and bottom page edge has remainder spray. Previous owner's name in ink on front free end paper, and the number "88" with underline. Clean text block. Dust jacket has price intact and some corner chipping. Spine ends have fraying and a little chipping. Front panel shows white rubbing on illustration by Vito de Vito. Spine shows very slight discoloration, and rear panel has a few light rubbing marks. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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15 Massaro, Joseph M. Distinctive Insignia of the U.S. Army Air Forces 1924-1947
Austin, Texas International Publishing Co. 1987 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with very slight wear. No front free end paper. Supplement laid in. Oversize format, 7-1/4"W X 10-1/4"H. 158 pp. Dust jacket shows rubbing, and bright colors have rubbed off a little - probably in the printing process. Very light edgewear. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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16 Rotary Club of Fort Worth Seventy-Fifth Anniversary 1913-1988
Fort Worth, TX Rotary Club of Fort Worth 1988 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Dust Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
156 pp. Bright, crisp and clean copy. Oversize format, 8-1/2"W X11-1/4"H. Navy boards with bright gilt. Very slight edgewear with slight rubbing. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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17 Staff of the Texas Legislative Council Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature 1846-1982
Austin, TX Texas Legislative Council 1982 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Trade paperback with cream-colored leather-look wrapper. 226 pp. Tight copy with clean interior. Wrapper shows a little faint rubbing and light cornerwear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 Steen, Ralph W. Twentieth Century Texas: An Economic and Social History
Austin, Texas The Steck Co. 1942 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
370 pp. Crisp and clean copy. Blue cloth boards with bright gilt print on front board. Gilt on spine is slightly dulled. Bottom edges of boards and spine show light wear on the cloth - else - very light edgewear. Spine of dust jacket is sunned with substantial fading. Slight tearing/fraying on spine ends and top edge with chipping, especially on spine ends. Rubbing shows on front flap fold - white on blue background, and rubbing has darkened rear flap fold. Light background of rear panel is tanned, and there is a small hole about 1" from top margin. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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19 Stowers, Carlton Unsinkable Titanic Thompson
Austin, Texas, U.S.A. Eakin Press 1982 089015340x / 9780890153406 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
From the dust jacket, "A Good Ole Boy Who Became a World Super Star Gambler and Hustler". 234 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy. Dust jacket is bright and crisp with very light rubbing. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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20 Stroud, Martha Sue Gateway to Texas: History of Red River County
Austin, Texas Nortex Press 1997 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed and inscribed by author on front free end paper. 446 pp. Tight copy with light corner and spine end bumping. Page edges have a few very faint stains. Clean and bright interior. Dust jacket is bright and crisp with a little edge creasing. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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