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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 8 Texas & The Southwest

Catalog 8 Texas & The Southwest

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1 1956 Rodeo Souvenir Annual: Southwestern Exposition and Fat Stock Show Fort Worth
Fort Worth, Texas Southwestern Exposition and Fat Stock Show 1956 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Authentic program from the 1956 Fort Worth Southwestern Exposition and Fat Stock Show. With memorial piece on Amon Carter, Jr., who died June 23, 1955. Carter is pictured on the front cover in the clouds above Amon Carter Square in Fort Worth, astride his horse and alongside his old friend Will Rogers, also horseback. Price 50c on cover. Laid in is 'Today's Program' for Matinee, Sat., Jan. 28th, 1956, and listed among the contestants are 5 time world champion Jim Shoulders and 2 time world champion Casey Tibbs. 56 pp. 8-1/2"WX 10-3/4"H. Stapled binding with light wear on hinge, especially on ends. Corners have light wear, and lightweight wrappers have a little creasing. Sturdy, bright and clean copy. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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2 Wheatheart of the Plains: An Early History of Ochiltree County
Ochiltree County, Texas Ochiltree County Historical Survey Committee 1969 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dust Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Published by Ochiltree County Historical Survey Committee. Oversize format, 8"W X 10-3/4"H. 653 pp. Book has slight right lean. Green leather-like boards with white raised print and graphic of wheat on front board and raised white title on spine. Top page edge has foxing. Clean and bright interior. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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3 Baker, D. W. C. A Texas Scrap-Book
Austin, Texas Texas State Historical Association 1991 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Slip Case 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Limited Edition of 150 - this is #105, shown on half-title page. 727 pp. Dark blue leather quarterbound with cream-colored linen cloth boards. Unread copy - bright, clean, crisp and tight. As is slip case which is covered in the same linen cloth. Very nice collectible copy. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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4 Blair Pittman The Stories of I. C. Eason, King of the Dog People
Denton, TX University of North Texas Press 1996 1-57441-012-1 / 9781574410129 First Edition Hard Cover As New Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
I.C. Eason grew up in the Big Thicket of Texas and raised his own family there in a culture that was dying as he lived it out. His response was to fight the lumber companies and and other interests that would destroy the land. At last the government stepped in to preserve the special ecosystem and made the Big Thicket National Preserve. His land is part of that preserve now - go visit there and see why some folks call it the "Holy Ghost" Big Thicket. Next best thing is to enjoy this book by Blair Pittman who recorded the stories as I.C. told them. Last section contains black and white photos that Blair, a noted photojournalist, took during the many years of his friendship with I. C. And just imagine what it must have been like 70 or 80 years ago. Book is new and dust jacket is bright and clean with slight creasing. And Blair has signed it for you on the half-title page. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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5 Caldwell, Shirley;Green, Bob;Nail, Reilly For 500 Years: The Shackelford County Courthouse
Albany, Texas, U.S.A. Bright Sky Press 2001 0970998759 / 9780970998750 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Small quarto, 7-1/4" W X 10-1/4"H. 120 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean book. Photo of the Shackelford County Courthouse is attached to the half-title page with large paper clip. Dust jacket is also bright, crisp and clean. Appears unread. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Casas, Juan Manuel Frederico Villalba's Texas: A Mexican Pioneer's Life in the Big Bend
Houston, TX Iron Mountain Press 2008 0974504858 / 9780974504858 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First history of the Big Bend from a Mexican point of view - written by the great-grandson of Villalba.. 303 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with like dust jacket. Unread. 
Price: 36.00 USD
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7 Crouch, Barry A. & Brice, Donaly E. The Governor's Hounds: The Texas State Police, 1870-1873
Austin, Texas University of Texas Press 2011 0292747705 / 9780292747708 Reprint Trade Paperback Fine No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by Donaly Brice on half-title page. Crisp, tight, clean and bright trade paperback. 312 pp. Unread. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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8 Daggett, Marsha Lea, Ph.D. Pecos County History, Vol. II
Fort Stockton, TX Pecos County Historical Commission 1973-1983 1984 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Vol. II indicated on spine. Large format, 8-3/4"W X 11-1/4"H. 583 pp. Blue boards with bright gilt print. Tight and crisp copy with clean interior. Bottom page edge has very minor shelf soiling. Dust jacket is also bright and crisp with light edge wear - now in protective cover. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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9 Edwin P. Hoyt Asians in the West
Nashville, TN Thomas Nelson 1974 0840763999 / 9780840763990 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
History of Asians in the American West. 159 pp. Clean and bright copy with slight right lean. Slight bumping to corners and wear on other edges, spine ends. Clean interior - pages a little yellowed. Bright red dustjacket shows rubbing on flap folds and hinges. Slight creasing on edges, chipping on spine ends. Rear of jacket has faint dark rubbing and faint spotting on upper edge, which also has small, 1/4" closed tear. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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10 Furman, Necah Stewart Walter Prescott Webb: His Life and Impact
University of New Mexico Press 1976 0826304125 / 9780826304124 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed and inscribed to previous owner by author, Necah Stewart Furman on front free end paper. 222 pp. Book is bright and clean with light edgewear. Dust jacket has light corner chipping with slight wear on spine ends. Spine is faded, and light portion of rear panel has a little rubbing. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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11 Halsell, H. H. Cowboys and Cattleland
Dallas, Texas Self-Published, Wilkinson Printing Co Third Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by Halsell on front free end paper and dated by same hand, "8.28.1944" on verso of title page. Personal narrative of life in early Wise County, Texas, cattle drives and cowboy's life. Dedicated to "The Old Cherokee Strip Riders who galloped up and down the Old Cimarron with me in the years ending in 1889". Rust-red colored cloth boards with black graphic of cowboy and horse and black print. Light corner and spine end wear. Pages are tanned, and interior is clean but for on tiny smudge in margin of one page. A few bottom page corners have slight creasing. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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12 Houstoun, Matilda Charlotte (Jesse); Sibley, Marilyn McAdams, Editor Texas and the Gulf of Mexico; or, Yachting in the New World
Austin W. Thomas Taylor 1991 Limited Hard Cover Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
High quality reprint of English author Matilda Houston's account of her1842 sailing trip along Texas coastline. The Library of Texas Number One. Limited edition (750 copies). Jenkins Basic Texas Books #97. Issued without dust jacket. Crisp, clean, tight and bright. Unread. 
Price: 62.50 USD
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13 Jenkins, Dan Saturday's America: The Chronic Outrage and Giddy Passion of College Football
Boston Little Brown and Company 1970 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Scarce first edition, first printing of early Dan Jenkins work, a Sports Illustrated publication, and a rollicking fun take on college football, a taste of tales to come. With a listing of the #1 teams for the years1889 to 1969, with coaches and outstanding players' names. 292 pp. + Appendix. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with very light wear at spine ends. Price-clipped dust jacket is bright and crisp with light corner and edge wear. Spine ends have light fraying with a few tiny closed tears. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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14 Kilman, Ed and Wright, Theon Hugh Roy Cullen: A Story of American Opportunity
New York, NY Prentice Hall Press 1954 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Eggenhofer, Nick 
The life and accomplishments of Houston oilman. 376 pp. Presentation copy with laid in letter from Prentice Hall. Book has slight left lean and light edge wear. Bright with clean interior. Previous owner's stamp on top edge of front paste down paper. Dust jacket has price intact. Some instances of chipping and creasing. Spine is sunned. Rear panel shows light rubbing and spotting. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 Knibbs, Henry Herbert Wild Horses
Boston and New York Houghton Mifflin 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First Edition, First Printing, 1924. Book has right lean. Red cloth boards have faint spotting with light corner and spine end wear. Spine is slightly faded, and hinges have light rubbing, and are beginning to loosen. Pages are tanned with a little spotting on page edges which extends into a few pages. Top corner of front free end paper has erasure. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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16 McSwain, Betty Ann McCartney, Editor The Bench and Bar of Waco and McLennan County 1849-1976
Waco, TX Waco-McLennan County Bar Auxiliary for the Bicentennial 1976 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
With introduction by Leon Jaworski. Oversize format, 8-1/2"W X 11-1/2"H. 386 pp. Gray cloth boards with bright gilt print on spine. Crisp copy with light spotting on page ends and gift inscription on front paste down page. Bright and crisp text block. Light colored dust jacket shows slight rubbing and edge creasing. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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17 Miller, Rick Texas Ranger John B. Jones and the Frontier Battalion, 1874-1881
Denton, Texas University of North Texas Press 2012 1574414674 / 9781574414677 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
401 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with like dust jacket. 
Price: 29.95 USD
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18 Mills, W. W. Forty Years at El Paso
El Paso, TX Carl Hertzog 1962 Reprint Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Tom Lea Signed by Illustrator
Signed on paper opposite title page by Rex Strickland, author of Introduction and Notes; Tom Lea, artist; and Carl Hertzog, designer. Front free end paper has gift inscription to previous owner dated, 'Christmas, 1963'. 212 pp. Black cloth boards with gilt print and gilt owl on front board which is a little rubbed. Light corner and edge wear. Clean interior - forward page edge has a few small spots. Dust jacket is heavy weight paper with price intact. Hinges and rear flap fold have substantial rubbing wear. Corners and edges show light wear. Now in acrylic cover. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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19 Neal, Bill Sex, Murder & the Unwritten Law: Gender and Judicial Mayhem, Texas Style
Lubbock, Texas Texas Tech Univ Press 2009 0896726622 / 9780896726628 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed on half-title page by Neal. 280 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with like dust jacket. Unread. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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20 Petit, Don R., Editor-in-Chief Inaugural 1965 Threshold of Tomorrow: The Great Society
Washington, D.C. The Program and Book Committee of the 1965 Presidential Inaugural Committee 1965 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Official book of the Inauguration of Lyndon Baines Johnson and Hubert Horatio Humphrey, 1965, Oversize format, 9-1/4"W X 12-1/4"H. 108 pp. + Roster of the 1965 Inaugural Committe, 11 pp. Blue buckram boards with bright gilt print. Photo of LBJ inauguration at Capitol pasted down on front board - shows slight rubbing. Glassine envelope attached to rear paste down paper intact and containing book order information. Light corner wear. Clean interior. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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