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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 Austin Heritage Cook Book
Austin, Texas Heritage Society Guild of Austin, Texas 1982 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Plastic comb binding. 410 pp. Bright, crisp and clean copy. Bottom corner of front cover has crease and corner bent. Nice copy of scarce edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2 Burleson, Texas - The First One Hundred Years
Burleson, TX Burleson Historical Committee 1981 First Edition Hard Cover Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Dark blue leatherlike boards with bright gilt debossed seal of the city of Burleson, Texas. Limited Edition - this copy is not numbered. .Oversize format, 8-3/4"W X 11-1/4"H. 287 pp. Clean, crisp, tight and bright copy. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 The Story of Fort Worth from Outpost to Metropolis
Fort Worth, Texas Fort Worth National Bank 1965 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 24mo - over 5" - 5" tall 
Fort Worth history published 12/65 by Fort Worth National Bank. Oblong, 8-3/4"X5-1/2"H. Not pageinated. Staple with bright and crisp covers and interior. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Cashion, Ty The New Frontier A Contemporary History of Fort Worth & Tarrant County
San Antonio, Texas Historical Publishing Network 2006 1893619567 / 9781893619562 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Signed by Author
Signed by author Ty Cashion on title page. Oversize, 9-1/4"W X 12-1.4"H. 272 pp. Dust jacket has reproduction of Samuel P. Ziegler work, "Looking North on Main Street", 1936. Both book and dust jacket are bright, crisp, and clean. Book has very minor right lean. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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5 Crook, Cornelia E. San Pedro Springs Park
Privately Published Limited Edition Cloth Very Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Naylor, Alice Signed by Author
Privately printed in edition of 500. This copy is #304 and signed by author, Cornelia E. Crook on copyright page. 102 pp. Book has slight right lean. Teal blue boards have some dark rubbing, and silver print and design on front cover show light rubbing. Light corner and edgewear. Top page edge has light foxing, and inside rear board has some spotting on very bottom edge. Gift inscription on page across from copyright page which has previous owner's embossed stamp. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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6 Da Camara, Kathleen Laredo on the Rio Grande
San Antonio, TX The Naylor Company 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed on top left corner of front free end paper, "Thanks Kathleen Da Camara". Economic and cultural history of Laredo, TX with picture section. 85 pp plus Appendix, Tables recording early land grants, agrigultural production, border traffic, etc. Last section, not paginated, is local advertising. Blue boards with white print. Corners and spine ends have light bumping and wear, with top front corner having very slight fraying. Minor right lean. Opens to signature in places. Paper is tanned and one page his chip out of bottom edge. Clean and collectible copy. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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7 Faulk, Odie B. And Laura E. Frank W. Mayborn A Man Who Made a Difference
Belton, TX University of Mary Hardin Baylor 1989 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Life of newspaper publisher, media mogul and philanthropist Mayborn who played a crucial part in the development of Temple, Texas as well as Central Texas. 291 pp. Bright, crisp, clean and tight copy. Dust jacket is cream-colored laid paper which shows light rubbing and a little edge-creasing. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Frazier, Donald S. And Pace, Robert F. Abilene Landmarks: An Illustrated Tour
Buffalo Gap, Texas, U.S.A. State House Press 2008 1933337303 / 9781933337302 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Butman, Steve Signed by Author
"The story of Abilene as told through 100 of its most historic buildings" Signed on half-title page by Robert F. Pace, co-author, and Steve Butman, photographer. 248 pp. Oversize format, 9-1/2"W X 11"H. Bright, crisp, tight and clean with like dustjacket. Unread. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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9 Greene, A.C. The Highland Park Woman: A Collection of Short Stories
Bryan, TX Shearer Publishing 1983 094067212x / 9780940672123 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by A.C. Greene and dated November 1983 on front free end paper.195 pp. Cream colored boards are bright and clean with clean interior. Brightl and crisp dust jacket has price intact. Top edge of front panel has very light slight creasing. Very nice signed copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 House, Boyce City of Flaming Adventure: The Chronicle of San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. The Naylor Company 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Good Very Good- 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Melvan D. Jordan Signed by Author
Fiesta Edition - with Boyce House's signature in space indicated. Table of Contents/List of Illustrations page is not attached - perhaps a manufacturing error. Green cloth boards - some very faint spotting on front board. Light corner and spine end bumping. Clean and bright interior. Dust jacket has chipping loss on spine top, about 1" X 1/2" with some creasing and small tears. Corners have some chipping, especially on top corners, and there is a little tearing. Top edge has creasing and a little fraying. Still bright and in protective cover now. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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11 House, Boyce San Antonio City of Flaming Adventure (Hemisfair '68 Edition)
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. Naylor Co. 1968 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Signed and dated by President of Hemisfair, '68, Marshall T. Steves, on front free end paper. Reprinted for Hemisfair 1968. Bright, crisp and clean interior. Top page edge has faint staining, and bottom page edge has a few small spots. Dust jacket has price intact and very light wear. Spine is somewhat darkened and has small faint spot. Some rubbing shows on light background. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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12 Huffhines, Clifford My City Friends Life, A Fifty Year Love Story of a Man And His City
Richardson, TX Rockwell Int'l 1986 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Richardson, Texas 1935-1985. 271 pp. Bright, clean and tight copy with minor bumping on spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing and light edge and corner wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13 Hutchens, E. M.; McQueary, Carl R., Editor Tales of Old Salado: An Unusual History
Austin, Texas Nortex Press 1999 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
"Presented for your delight, by Sophia Vickrey Ard". 92 pp. Bright, tight and crisp copy with like dust jacket. End papers of book have a few faint smudges. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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14 Inman, Judy Portrait of Bulcher
Gainesville, TX Self-Published 1984 First Edition Hard Cover Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hale, Joel 
History with many photos of Bulcher, Texas, listed as a Cooke County ghost town. 127 pp. Leatherlike boards with bright gilt print. Clean, crisp, tight and bright copy. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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15 Jenkins, John H. Cracker Barrel Chronicles: A Bibliography of Texas Town and County Histories
Austin, Texas Pemberton Press 1965 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
509 pp. Tan/ecru cloth boards are clean except for rear bottom edge which shows some darkening. Page edges have substantial foxing/spotting, and end papers have slight discoloration. Text block is clean, and book is tight. Publication announcement from The Pemberton Press is laid in. Dust jacket has price intact. Flap folds, hinges and spine show considerable insect damage. Rear panel and flap folds show darkening and foxing on edges. A few small closed tears on edges. Still bright front panel with brown backbround and historic county buildings depicted. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 115.00 USD
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16 Jim Tom Barton Eighter from Decatur, Growing Up in North Texas
College Station, TX Texas A&M University Press 1980 0890960895 / 9780890960899 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by author on hallf-title page. 149 pp. memoir of a childhood in Decatur, TX. Crisp, bright, clean and tight copy. Price-clipped dust jacket is bright and crisp with very light wear. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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17 Jones, Jan Billy Rose Presents... Casa Manana
Forth Worth, Texas, U.S.A. Texas Christian Univ Press 1999 0875652018 / 9780875652016 1st Paperback Edition Soft Cover Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Amon Carter, Mr. Fort Worth, wouldn't let Dallas have the 1936 Texas Centennial Celebration without some fierce competition for the spotlight and the tourist dollar. Carter always did things in a big way - this explains the great and fun Frontier Centennial produced by Billy Rose, Mr. Broadway! Large format trade paperback - 8 1/2"W X 11"H. Bright, crisp and tight - appears unread. 
Price: 19.95 USD
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18 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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19 Lloyd, Lela Latch Cisco: Cradle of Hilton's Empire
Abilene, TX Self-Published 1986 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Written during the Texas Sesquicentennial honoring the 70th anniversary of the Mobley Hotel operated by Conrad Hilton, his first hotel. Facsimile signatures of Mrs. Loyd, H. L. Mobley and Conrad M. Hilton on page opposite dedication page. 100 pp. Bright, crisp and clean copy with very slight right lean. Dust jacket is also bright and clean with light rubbing and edgewear. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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20 Martin, Robert L. The City Moves West: Economic and Industrial Growth in Central West Texas
Austin, Texas University of Texas Press 1969 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
190 pp. Light edgewear with stamp of Abell Hanger Foundation, Midland, TX, on front free end paper. Light scuff on same page with faint almost indiscernible red library stamp. Dust jacket has has price intact. There are a few closed tears and corner/spine end wear. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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