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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!
 
 
 
 

Exploration & Travel

Exploration & Travel

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1 Guide to London
London Ward, Lock & Co. 54th Edition - Revised Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
World War II era guide book. Stiff wraps have a little fraying and creasing. Very slight soiling. Publishers statement laid in - "..owing to the Control of Maps Order and other exigencies of the situation it is not at present possible to include the customary complete set of maps and plans in this guide." Interior clean - slight foxing to page ends. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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2 Batman, Richard The Outer Coast: A Narrative About California Before the World Rushed in
Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. Harcourt, Brace 1985 0151704503 / 9780151704507 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 384 pp. Clean interior in this copy with light wear to edges. Remainder mark on bottom page edges. Other page edges have light spotting. Dust jacket has chipping and wear on corners and spine ends with some closed tears. Top edges are darkening slightly. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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3 Derek Wilson The Circumnavigators
New York M. Evans & Company 1989 0871316013 / 9780871316011 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Author Wilson writes the human adventure of sailing around the world. Book is near fine with minor edgewear. Jacket is same with edgewear bumping. ffep has label remains. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Donald A. Barclay, James H. Maguire, and Peter Wild, Editors Into the Wilderness Dream
Salt Lake City, UT University of Utah Press 1994 0874804434 / 9780874804430 Soft Cover Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled, "Exploration Narratives of the American West, 1500-1805". EX-LIB trade paperback copy with usual library markings, stamps, etc. Tight and crisp - good reading/reference copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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5 Edmund Hillary From the Ocean to the Sky
New York Viking Press 1979 0670331724 / 9780670331727 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Sir Edmund Hillary writes of his adventure, up the Ganges River. 1st Ed., 3rd Ptg.273 pp. Crisp and bright copy with minor wear to boards. Previous owner's embossed stamp on several pages and name and address in ink on front pasted down paper. Else clean interior. Dust jacket has slight tearing and chipping on front. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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6 Edmund Hillary and Desmond Doig High In The Thin Cold Air
Garden City, New York Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1962 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled, "The Story of the Himalayan Expedition Led by Sir Edmund Hillary, Sponsored by World Book Encyclopedia". 254 pp. Tight copy with light edgewear. Previous owner's name and address on front free end paper. Else clean interior. Dust jacket has slight edgewear, with a closed tear on top edge, front. Creasing and chipping on spine edges. Back of jacket has creasing top and bottom with small closed tear. Protective cover has been taped to boards of book. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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7 Francesco Carletti My Voyage Around the World, The Chronicles of a 16th Century Florentine Merchant, Herbert Weinstock
New York Pantheon Books, Inc. 1964 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Translated by Herbert Weinstock. EX-LIB copy with usual library stamps, markings, etc. Dust jacket is in library mylar cover taped to boards and with index number on spine. Front hinge is slightly loosened - good reading copy. 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 
Price: 11.50 USD
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8 George Oxford Miller Texas Parks and Campgrounds, Completely Revised 3rd Edition
Houston Gulf Publishing 1995 0877192650 / 9780877192657 3rd Ed., 2nd Ptg. Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
From the front wrap, "A Comprehensive Guide to State and National Parks, National Forests, Lakes, Trails, Campsites, Fishing Holes, and Many Other Natural Attractions". One of "The Texas Monthly Guidebooks". 242 pp. Trade paperback is tight with corner and spine end wear. Corners curl slightly, and there is a small clear desposit (maybe clear glue?) dried on the lower portion, on the "C" of "Completely Revised..". Top corner of first few pages has a light damp stain, and there is a little creasing on bottom corner of first few pages. Also a very light damp stain on bottom page edge at spine which extends onto bottom page margins for first several pages. Slight shelf soiling on page edges. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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9 Herbert E. Ungnade Guide to the New Mexico Mountains
Denver Sage Books 1965 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
232 pp. Green leatherlike boards have light corner and spine end bumping. Gift inscription on front free end paper. Dust jacket has slight corner and spine end wear and a little rubbing on flap folds and hinges. Slight edgewear. Rear panel has white background which shows light smudging/rubbing. Very faint "musty" book smell. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 Jeannette Mirsky The Westward Crossings, Balboa, Mackenzie, Lewis & Clark
New York, New York, U.S.A. Alfred A. Knopf 1946 First Edition Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
365 pp. Plus Index. Teal blue cloth boards with gilt design bright on front. Spine is faded and gilt of title is dulled. Light wear to corners and edges. Clean interior. Minor shelf soiling on bottom page edge. No dust jacket. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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11 Lowell Thomas So Long Until Tomorrow, from Quaker Hill to Kathmandu
New York William Morrow and Company, Inc. 1977 0688032362 / 9780688032364 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Famous radio broadcaster/travel/adventure writer, Lowell Thomas takes his readers to remote places and visits with unusual famous people. Book is crisp, tight and clean without evident wear. Price-clipped dust jacket is clean and colorful with very minor edgewear. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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12 Martha Ligon Smith Foreign Retirement Edens
San Antonio, TX Naylor 1967 First Edition Pictorial Cover Very Good++ Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Inscribed by and written by Fort Worth writer after she had traveled and lived with her husband in the Foreign Service in the great places she writes about. Inscription on front free end paper. 88 pp. Crisp, bright and clean with a little bumping on corners and spine ends. Black boards with tropical design on front.Slight right lean. Appears unread. Dust jacket is bright with minor wear. Nice signed copy. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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13 Richard David Hakluyt's Voyages
Wilmington, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Houghton Mifflin 1981 0395315565 / 9780395315569 First Edition Cloth Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
640 pp. Tight and clean copy with light bumping on spine at front hinge. Front page ends have light spotting. Dust jacket is bright with light creasing and wear on corners and spine ends. Spine has tiny hole above the "o" in "Voyage". Rear flap has creasing. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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14 Richard Halliburton The Flying Carpet
Garden City, New York Garden City Publishing 1932 No Stated Edition Cloth Good+ No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Adventures in aviation aboard "The Flying Carpet". Dark cloth boards have spotting and wear and spine faded. Some slight shelfwear to corners and edges. Previous owners label on ffep and on verso - else clean interior. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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15 Stephen E. Ambrose Undaunted Courage
New York Simon & Schuster 1997 0684826976 / 9780684826974 1st Paperback Ed. 2nd Ptg. Soft Cover Very Goo 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled, "Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West". Trade paperback tight and crisp with slight curling of front wrap and light corner wear. Some slight soiling to page ends. Very nice copy. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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16 Walker Chapman The Golden Dream, Seekers of El Dorado
Indianapolis, IN Bobbs-Merrill Company 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First Ed., First Ptg. Tight copy with slight shelfwear, light soiling/spotting on boards and page ends. Dust jacket has some rubbing, creasing and chipping on corners and spine top. There are a few small tears on edges. Cream color of back cover is darkenint and top and fold edge. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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