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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!



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1 Jack Bryant
Jack L. Erickson 2001 0971442908 / 9780971442900 First Edition Hard Cover Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Pictorial boards showing Bryant and his work. Oversized format, 8-1/2"W X 11"H.130 pp. Jack Bryant book mark laid in. High quality production values in this book with full color illustrations of Bryant's renowned western art, paintings, bronzes, jewelry and knives . Lovely condition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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2 The Splendor of Dresden: Five Centuries of Art Collecting
New York Metropolitan Museum of Art 1978 0870991779 / 9780870991776 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
"An Exhibition from the State Art Collections of Dresden, German Democratiac Republic." Trade paperback bright and clean interior with light edgewear to covers with slight tearing at spine ends. Nice tight copy. 
Price: 11.50 USD
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3 Cisneros, Jose Riders Across the Centuries, Horsemen of the Spanish Borderlands
El Paso Texas Western Press 1984 1st Ed., 2nd Paperback Printing Soft Cover Very Good+ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Jose Cisneros 
Beautiful illustrations and text by Cisneros. With biography by John O. West and dedicated to Carl Hertzog. Winner of the Western Heritage Award, Cowboy Hall of Fame. Large format trade paperback, 8"W X 11"H. 199 pp. Crisp, tight, clean and bright copy with light corner and spine end wear. Several pages have a little creasing on top corner. Very nice copy. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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4 Hale, Leon Texas Out Back, Sketches By Harry Anthony DeYoung
Austin, Texas Madrona Press 1973 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Harry Anthony DeYoung 
"A book of privy sketches, drawings of outdoor toilets." 65 pp. Tight and clean copy with light wear on edges. No dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 Heywood Sumner Cuckoo Hill, The Book of Gorley
London J. M. Dent & Sons, Ltd. 1987 0460047442 / 9780460047449 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Beautifully illustrated book by major figure of Arts & Crafts Movement in the 1880's and 1890's. End papers are his woodblock printed wallpaper, "Quercus", 1908. 180 pp. Bright copy is a little shaken but solid. Previous owner's gift inscription on title page. Bumping to edges. Front free end paper has ink numbers in top right corner, with an old price. Clipped dust jacket is bright with minor creasing and slight rubbing. Nice copy of quaint and charming book. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 J. H. Plumb The Italian Renaissance
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1987 0828104859 / 9780828104852 1st Thus Soft Cover Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Trade paperback is tight with clean interior. Rubbing and edgewear on cover with cover corners and spine ends bumped. Slight spotting and marking to page ends. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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7 Mrs. Willingham Rawnsley (Alice Julia) Country Sketches for City Dwellers
London Adam and Charles Black 1908 No Stated Edition Decorative Cloth Very Good- No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Mrs. Willingham Rawnsley 
Victorian depiction of the English countryside - "Drawn and Described by Mrs. Willingham Rawnsley" - 166 pp. with 16 full color reproductions of the lady's art. Green boards with gilt leaf motif and print. Boards have slight spotting with a little darkening, as is the spine. Corners and spine ends have light bumping. Pages are age-yellowed and edges have foxing/spotting. End papers are fairly heavily foxed, and pages have occasional foxing, spotting and damp stains - none of which affect text or the lovely illustrations. Opens to gutter in places. A lovely reminder of a simpler and more genteel time. 
Price: 28.50 USD
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8 Rick Stewart, Joseph D. Ketner II, and Angela L. Miller Carl Wimar, Chronicler of the Missouri River Frontier
Fort Worth, TX Amon Carter Museum 1991 0810939584 / 9780810939585 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. High quality production with 241 illustrations, 24 full-color plates.Written by museum curators and art professor. Quarto with oblong format, 11 1/2"W X 10 3/4"H. Bright, crisp and tight with very slight spine end bumping. Underneath bottom edge has a few black marks from shelving. Dust jacket is also high quality reproduction and paper. It is bright and crisp with light rubbing and slight creasing. Rear panel has has minor damage, 1/4" closed tear with small dent below and a small scratch. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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9 Robert V. Hine In the Shadow of Fremont, Edward Kern and the Art of American Exploration, 1845-1860
Norman, OK University of Oklahoma Press 1982 0806117354 / 9780806117355 2nd Edition Hard Cover Very Good++ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
"Formerly 'Edward Kern and American Expansion'". 180 pp. Crisp and bright copy with light wear and a little rubbing that shows on the blue dust jacket. Previous owner's gift inscription on front free end paper - else clean interior. Dust jacket has minor edgewear - rear top corner has 1/4" tear. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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10 Rockwell, Norman Norman Rockwell My Adventures as an Illustrator
Garden City, New York Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Good- No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Rockwell signed this ex-library copy on front paper with inscrition, "Sincerely,". Autobiography of iconic Americana illustrator/artist. Book Has Presbyterian Home Library stamped on front and rear end papers with clean text block. Rear hinge is beginning to loosen, and black cloth boards show light rubbing. Spine shows where library label was removed, and spine ends show wear. Bottom of spine is frayed, extending to hinge. Corners have light fraying and other edges have some wear. No dust jacket. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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11 T. W. West A History of Architecture in England
New York David McKay and Company, Inc. 1966 2nd Printing Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
176 pp. Tight copy with black cloth boards slightly discolored on edges. Top edge has 1/4" indented place. Interior is clean with some yellowing to pages. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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12 Wittliff, Bill La Vida Brinca
Austin, TX University of Texas Press 2006 0292713207 / 9780292713208 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Signed by Author
Signed in brown ink by writer, photographer, producer Bill Wittliff on page opposite half-title page and dated 2007. Wittliff's studies in sepia tones of his pinhole camera technique which he calls "tragaluces", "Light Swallowers" are set in this over-sized square format, 12-1/4"X12-1/4", 105 pp, beautifully produced by UT Press. Fine in near fine dust jacket that has very slight edge creasing. Unread. Dust jacket now in protective cover. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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