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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 5 Texas

Catalog 5 Texas

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1 Allhands, J. L. Uriah Lott
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. The Naylor Company 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Story of railroad pioneer of South Texas. 187 pp. with maps present and intact. Tight copy. Green cloth boards have some spotting, and light corner and spine bumping. Front free end paper has previous owners' names and date, March 27, 1950. Clean text block. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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2 Banks, Jimmy Money, Marbles and Chalk: The Wondrous World of Texas Politics
Austin, Texas Texas Publishing Co. 1972 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by author on front free end paper and inscribed to Jack Butler, one-time editor of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Butlers address label on front pastedown page. 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 277 pp. Book has very slight right lean. Blue boards with bright gilt print. Top page edg has traces of faint foxing. Clean and bright interior. One page has crease on lower corner. Dust jacket has price intact. Edges have a little chipping and a few small closed tears. White background shows slight darkening on edges, and hinges show light rubbing. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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3 Clayton, Lawrence;Hoy, Jim;Hoy, James F.;Underwood, Jerald Vaqueros, Cowboys, and Buckaroos
Austin, Texas, U.S.A. Univ of Texas Press 2001 0292712383 / 9780292712386 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st ptg. 275 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with like dust jacket. Unread. 
Price: 165.00 USD
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4 Coburn, Wallace David Rhymes from a Round Up Camp
New York, NY G. P. Putnam's Sons 1903 Second Edition Hard Cover Good+ No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Russell, Charles M. 
Original poetry from "The Cowboy Poet" with illustrations throughout by Charles M. Russell. New Edition, Revised and Enlarged, Second Printing, Oct. 1903. Preface by author dated October, 1903. Small octavo format, 5-1/2"W X 7'3/4"H. 137 pp. Red cloth boards with mostly bright gilt print , rubbed on spine with small amount green showing on cowboy's hat in graphic. Boards are spotted and rubbed, especially on rear board. Edges show some bumping and wear. Interior hinges have been professionally repaired so that book is sturdy and substantial. Interior pages have some insect damage and loss on a few edges. Also an instance or two of writing in margins and some closed tears. Thanks to the person with the foresight to preserve this piece of cowboy history. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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5 Davidson, T. Whitfield Wisdom of George Washington
San Antonio, TX The Naylor Company 1964 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Inscribed on front free end paper to the Dallas Press Club Library by author, federal court judge Davidson. Front pasted down end paper has Press Club of Dallas Library stamps and label, while rear end papers have card pocket and stamps. Interior of book is crisp and clean, Book has slight right lean with light corner and spine end wear. Top page edges have spotting. Dust jacket has price intact and no library markings at all. Chipping on corners with some fraying on top of spine end. Rubbing wear on hinges and flap folds, and some black rubbing shows on front panel. Light background of rear panel has spotting and staining. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Elofson, Warren Frontier Cattle Ranching in the Land and Times of Charlie Russell
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A. McGill Queens Univ Pr 2004 0773527036 / 9780773527034 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with like dust jacket. 247 pp. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7 Farrow, Marion Humphreys Troublesome Times in Texas
San Antonio, TX The Clegg Co. 1957 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
History of reconstruction period and lawless aftermath in Texas. Signed by author on title page. 78 pp. Soft cover with tan leather-like wrapper. Brown print and graphic of Colt 45 P, "The Peacemaker" on front panel. Impressions of staples of binding show on front hinge with a little rust showing. Very slight corner wear. Preface page has faint smudge, but rest of book is crisp and clean. Nice signed copy. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8 Fussell, Joseph B. Fussell; Fussell, E. R., Editor Unbridled Cowboy
Kirkwood, MO Truman State University Press 2008 1931112770 / 9781931112772 First Edition Trade Paperback Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Memoir of a hard-living cowboy in east and north Texas - a Texas Ranger who served under Captain Bill McDonald before settling down with a railroad job. 278 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean trade paperback. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9 Grear, Charles D. Why Texans Fought in the Civil War
College Station, Texas, U.S.A. Texas A&M University Press 2010 1603441727 / 9781603441728 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
239 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with bright and clean dust jacket that has light creasing/edgewear. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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10 Haley, J. Evetts and Holden, Wm. Curry The Flamboyant Judge James D. Hamlin: A Biography
Canyon, TX Palo Duro Press 1972 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signatures of J. Evetts Haley and fellow author, William Curry Holden on half title page. Design and typography by Carl Hertzog and Ed Davis. Book has slight right lean. Green cloth boards with picture of Hamlin on front boards and orange cloth quarter bound. Minor edgewear. Gift inscription to previous owner on front free end paper. Rest of interior clean and bright. Dust jacket is made of heavy, quality paper and has price intact. Corners and edges have a little creasing and wear, and spine ends have light chipping. Pale green background shows rubbing, especially on hinges on flap folds. Front hinge area of dust jacket has small separation on top and bottom. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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11 Hardin, Stephen L. Texian Iliad, A Military History of the Texas Revolution
Austin, TX University of Texas Press 1996 0292730861 / 9780292730861 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Gary S. Zaboly Signed by Author
Signed by author on half title page. 1st Edition, 2nd Printing. Authoritative account of the battles for Texas Independence by respected historian, Stephen L. Hardin who appeared in several episodes of the tv series, "The Real West". 321 pp. Book is tight, bright, crisp with faint spotting on bottom page edge. Clean interior. Dust jacket has light chipping on top of spine end and on top corners, and flap fold shows a very little rubbing. Spine is lightly sunned. Nice signed copy. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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12 Hawkins, Lel Purcell Hawkins A Texas Pioneer Teacher: Mrs. R. K. Red (Signed)
Nortex Press 1996 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed and inscribed by Lel Purcell Hawkins, dated Oct. 29, 1996 on front free end paper. 79 pp. Bright, crisp and clean copy with very slight right lean. Dust jacket is clean and crisp with faint rubbing on glossy finish. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13 Humphrey, Janet G. A Texas Suffragist: Diaries and Writings of Jane Y. McCallum
Austin, Texas Ellen C Temple Pub 1988 0936650060 / 9780936650067 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed with lengthy inscription on front title page by author. 168 pp. Trade paperback is clean and tight. Light corner wear with very slight curling. Light sunning to spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 Jenkins, Dan Rude Behavior
New York Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1998 0385470002 / 9780385470001 First Edition, 1st Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by author on Doubleday bookplate on page with quote from a Gary P. Nunn song - "If you don't believe I love you, honey, just ask my wife". Sometimes raucous, sometimes irreverent but always funny, Dan Jenkins once again ventures into football and Texas, his favorite subjects for bawdy humor. 1st Ed., 1st ptg. Book is crisp, tight and clean, with minor corner and spine end wear. Dust jacket has price intact and a fairly rude picture on front! Some creasing on edges, with bottom edge laminate beginning to separate. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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15 Kelton, Elmer Honor at Daybreak
New York Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1991 0-385-24893-8 / 9780385248938 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signature of author on half title page. Very nice copy of Elmer Kelton's gritty and entertaining story about the real Texas. Voted Best Western Writer of all time by the Western Writers of America. Book and dust jacket are both bright, clean and crisp with very minor wear. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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16 Kingsbury, John M.;Webb, James Josiah Trading in Santa Fe: John M. Kingsbury's Correspondence With James Josiah Webb, 1853-1861
Dallas, Texas, U.S.A. Southern Methodist Univ Pr 1996 0870743899 / 9780870743894 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Oversize format, 8-3/4"W X 11-1/4"H. 386 pp. In stock - ships within 2 business days. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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17 Lowman, Al Printer at the Pass: The Work of Carl Hertzog
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. Institute of Texan Cultures 1972 First Edition Hard Cover Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by Carl Hertzog, the subject, Al Lowman, the editor, Bill Holman, writer of the introduction, and Bill Wittliff, designer of the book, all, on half-title page. 123 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean. Lovely copy with acetate cover. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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18 Morelock, Edward D. And Patricia J. A Brief History of Bethesda Community: Cemetery Church School
Johnson Co., Texas Bethesda Community 1987 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
History of Johnson County community prepared for submission to the Texas Historical Commission for application for a state historical marker. Local records of the cemetery, the school and the church at Bethesda Community. Oversized soft cover publication, 8-1/2"W X 11"H. Not paginated. Stapled. Cover has tanning on edges and some chipping on lower right corner. A few minor creases. Interior is clean but also has tanned pages. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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19 Neal, Bill Getting Away With Murder on the Texas Frontier
Lubbock, TX Texas Tech Univ Press 2006 0896725790 / 9780896725799 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Subtitled, "Notorious Killings & Celebrated Trials". Signed by author, Neal, on half-title page. 308 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with like dust jacket. Unread. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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20 Norris, L. David With the 18th Texas Infantry The Autobiography of Wilburn Hill King
Hillsboro, TX Hill College Press 1996 0912172371 / 9780912172378 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Bright, crisp, tight & clean copy with like dust jacket. 126 pp. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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