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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 7 Texas & Southwest

Catalog 7 Texas & Southwest

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1 Soundings: Writings from the Rice Institute
Houston, TX Anson Jones Press 1953 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
This is #19 of a limited edition of 500. Sponsored by the Owen Wister Literary Society. This copy was owned by one contributor who became a professor of literature at TCU. Signed by several of contributors. Selections from writers who were students at the time, 1953, or had association with the Rice Institute, including William Goyen, David Westheimer and a poem by James Dickey, "Utterance I" - very early book appearance of a Dickey poem. 159 pp. Tight copy with a number of clippings and photos taped to end papers which has caused ghosting. Light wear on corners and spine ends. Dust jacket has price intact and is bright with some small creases. Top edge has several small, closed tears. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 Bogener, Stephen and Tydeman, William, Editors Llano Estacado: An Island in the Sky
Lubbock, Texas Texas Tech Univ Press 2011 0896726827 / 9780896726826 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Signed by Author
Images of landscape and life on the Southern Plains, in photographs and prose. Signed by editors Stephen Bogener and William Tydeman on half-title page. Large oblong format, 12-1/2" W X 11-1/2"H. 177 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and bright copy with like dust jacket. Unread. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3 Cochran, Mike And Deliver Us from Evil: A Trilogy of Murder, Ministers and Millionaires
Austin, Texas Texas Monthly Press 1989 087719159X / 9780877191599 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. "Inside! The Walker Railey Saga". Signed with personal inscription on half-title page. Black cloth boards show light spotting and a little corner and spine end wear. Dust jacket is bright and crisp with very light wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Everly-Douze, Susan; Lester, Terrell, Editor Tulsa Times A Pictorial History: Coming of Age
Tulsa, OK World Publishing Co. 1988 0941093034 / 9780941093033 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by both author, Everly-Douze and editor, Terrell Lester on title page. Photos from the Beryl D. Ford Collection and also signed by her on title page. Oblong format, 11-1/2"W X 8-3/4"H. 207 pp. Book has right lean and wear on corners and spine ends. Gift inscription to previous owners on front free end paper. Bottom edges of first few pages at hinge were not completely separated at manufacture. Faint and small spots on page edges. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 Everly-Douze, Susan; Lester, Terrell, Editor Tulsa Times A Pictorial History: The Boom Years
Tulsa, OK World Publishing Co. 1987 0941096026 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by both author, Everly-Douze and editor, Terrell Lester on title page. Photos from the Beryl D. Ford Collection and also signed by her on title page. Oblong format, 11-1/2"W X 8-3/4"H. 207 pp. Book has right lean and light wear on corners and spine ends. Gift inscription to previous owners on front free end paper. Bottom edges of first few pages at hinge were not completely separated at manufacture. a few faint markings on page edges. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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6 Foote, Stella Letters from "Buffalo" Bill
Billings, MT Foote Publishing Co. 1954 Museum Edition Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Museum Edition, 1st Ptg. Trade paperback with tight stapled binding. 80 pp. Front wrapper has a little faint spotting, and rear wrapper has some spotting/rubbing. Light creasing on wraps and on pates. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 Haley, J. Evetts Charles Schreiner, General Merchandise, 1869 - 1944
Austin, Texas Texas State Historical Association 1944 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Harold Bugbee 
Subtitled, "The Story of a General Store". #968, Adams' Rampaging Herd. Bright, crisp and clean copy without wear. Dust jacket is bright and crisp. Top edge near corner is creased, and corner has 1/4" closed tear. Unread copy. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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8 Henley, Dempsie The Murder of Silence: The Big Thicket Story
Waco, TX Texian Press 1970 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
An activist in preserving the Big Thicket, and once the mayor of Liberty, TX, the author has signed the front free end paper. Light green paper stock. Bright green boards with bright gilt print on spine. Tight and clean copy with light edge wear on corners and spine ends. Dust jacket has price intact. Spine ends of dust jacket has creasing with some chipping and tearing. Corners show light chipping, and solid green rear panel shows some rubbing, especially on rear flap fold and rear hinge. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 Imon, Frances Smoke Signals from Indian Territory Volume II (SIGNED)
Wolfe City, TX Henington Publishing Co. 1977 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by author, Frances Imon, with date, With chapters devoted to individual Choctaw leaders in Indian Territory. 11-4-77. Bright green cloth boards with very light corner and spine end wear. Very slight right lean - crisp with clean interior. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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10 Joshua Historical Committee Joshua: As It Was and Is, Two Volume Set
Cleburne, TX Bennett Printing Co. First Edition/First Edition Hard Cover Very Good/Very Good No Dust Jackets 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Two Volumes, both oversize format, 8-1/2"W X 10-3/4"H. First Volume: Joshua: As It Was and Is 1853-1976, Published 1977. Dark red leather-like boards with gilt print. 198 pp. Light edgewear. Front free end paper has corner erasure. Else bright, clean and crisp interior. Volume II: Joshua: As It Was and Is, Centennial Edition, 1881-1981.200 pp. Blue boards with bright silver print. Boards have light wear and very faint smudging. Front pasted down paper has presentation label and shows some scuffing. Else clean and bright interior. Scarce two-volumes in hard cover. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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11 King, Larry L. The Golden Shadows Old West Museum
Fort Worth, TX Texas Christian Univ Press 1993 0875651100 / 9780875651101 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed & dated by Larry King and Michael Blackman, who wrote the short story from which King's play is taken. They both signed on half-title page with two different dates in 1994. Tight and clean trade paperback with light wear on edges. Slight rubbing & creasing on wrapper. Lower page edge has very light soiling and a couple of page corners are creased. Very nice signed (by both authors) copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 Lee, James Ward Adventures With a Texas Humanist
Forth Worth, Texas, U.S.A. Texas Christian Univ Press 2004 0875652883 / 9780875652887 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by Lee on half title page. Humorist and literary critic discusses Texas literature. 284 pp. Bright, crisp and clean copy, as is dust jacket. Unread. Gift quality. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13 Lenski, Lois Texas Tomboy
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott Co. 1950 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Stated first edition. 180 pp. Tan boards have bluebonnet graphic with title in blue on front board. Boards have waviness on outer portions, as if from dampness, though no staining. Page edges have a little foxing/spotting. Dedication page carries former owner's embossed seal. Top corner of front free end paper has erasure, and top margins of first few pages shows some waviness. Rear pastdown page has creasing perhaps from manufacture. Dust jacket has price intact. Darkened spine and rubbing wear on hinges and flap folds. Top edge has large chips missing, and some creasing and tearing. Spine ends have light chipping wear. Interior of dust jacket shows damp staining. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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14 McElroy, Lee Eyes of the Hawk
Garden City, New York Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1981 0385176112 / 9780385176118 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Early book written by Elmer Kelton, using the pseudonym Lee McElroy. A Double D. Western. 182 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy, as is dust jacket in protective cover. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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15 Miller, Rick Sam Bass & Gang
Austin, TX State House Press 1999 1880510650 / 9781880510650 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
412 pp. Fresh, bright, crisp and clean copy, as is dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 Moffett, J.W. Texas Civil Form Book Annotated
Austin, TX Gammel's Inc. 1937 7th Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Title continues..."With Forms for Pleadings, Removal of Causes from State to Federal Courts, Including the Latest Rules for the Courts of Texas, with Annotations, Forms for Conveyances, and Many Other Practical Civil Forms with Notes, Under the Revised Civil Statutes, 1925, and All Amendments and Additions Thereto Up To Date". Burgundy boards with debossed design and gilt title on front board and spine. Gilt is bright and only very slightly worn. Hinges are loosening, and spine has vertical crease. Some corner and spine end wear. Previous owner's name and date, Apr 22, 1943, along with his bookplate on front pastedown paper. Paper clip left rusty imprint on 2 pages, and one page has corner creasing. Else clean interior without marking or soiling. Page edges are tanned, and corner of bottom edge has a little shelf soiling.1192 pp. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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17 Oehler, Herbert E. Hill Country Boy
Kerrville, TX Hill Country Preservation Society First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
"The reminiscences of a boy growing up in the Hill Country of Texas during the early part of the twentieth century". 83 pp. Bright, tight, crisp and clean copy with light corner and spine end wear. Dust jacket shows some faint staining on white background with some darkening on flap folds and hinges.Top right corner of front panel has scuffed area, probably from price tag removal. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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18 Scobee, Barry Old Fort Davis
San Antonio, TX Naylor 1947 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Barry Scobee has signed this copy on the front free end paper. Listed in "Six Guns and Saddle Leather" #1965, and in "The Rampaging Herd", #2025. 101 pp. Crisp and bright copy with light edgewear. Erasure on top corner of front free end paper - else clean interior. Dust jacket is not price clipped and is bright and colorful. Chipping on spine head and foot. 1 1/2" X 3/4" piece missing along top front and into spine head. Chipping on corners and occasionally on edges. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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19 Stillwell, Hallie Crawford I'll Gather My Geese, Memorial Edition
College Station, TX Texas A&M University Press 2003 0-89096-478-5 / 9780890964781 8th Printing Thus Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Bright, tight, crisp and clean - unread copy of Memorial Edition of memoir of pioneer woman of the Big Bend area of Texas. Rugged folks for a rugged country. 
Price: 19.95 USD
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20 Thomason, John W., Jr. Gone to Texas
New York, NY Charles Scribner's Sons 1937 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Thomason, John W., Jr. 
First Edition with "A" below publisher info. Give inscription to previous owner dated 1937. Author's own pen & ink illustrations throughout. 274 pp. Tan cloth boards with red print and graphic. Gutters have darkened through the years, and rear board has very small spot near bottom forward edge. Light corner and spine end wear. Pages are deckled and tanned. Inside front pastedown has small closed teaer at hinge which is slightly loosened. Small check on front free end paper along with previously mentioned inscription. Opens to signatures in places. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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