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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 County Histories

Texas County Histories

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1 43rd Annual Clay County Pioneer Reunion
Henrietta, TX Clay County Pioneer Association 1974 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Reunion held September 19-20-21, 1974 in Henrietta, Texas. Many pictures from previous reunions, participants, past presidents of the Clay County Pioneer Association, queens of the rodeos and reunions along with many advertisers from local businesses. A time capsule in brown and tan wrappers with photo of cabin and windmill on front cover. Stapled binding and unpageinated. Center pages have some slight warping on top margins. Very minor edge wear. 
Price: 35.00 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 Allen, Julian G. Birth Records Wise County, Texas 1864 - 1902
Austin, Texas Allen, Julian G. 1986 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Compiled by Julian G. Allen and published by him. Blue boards show very minor wear and silver print is bright. 441 pp.Interior is bright and text is clean. Nice copy. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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4 Anderson, Charles G. Reflections, An Album of West Texas History 1840-1990
Snyder, TX Snyder Publishing Co. 1990 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dust Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Lu Bright Signed by Author
Signed by author on reverse of front free end paper. #1918 of limited edition of 2,000. Sponsored by Scurry County Historical Commission. Large format, 9"W X 11 1/4"H. 496 pp. Bright gilt on pictorial boards. Book has slight right lean and base of front hinge has 1/4" closed tear.. Crisp and clean interior. Issued without dust jacket. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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5 Arrington, Fred A History of Dickens County: Ranches and Rolling Plains
Nortex Offset Publications 1971 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Signed by Author
Author Arrington signed the front free end paper in red ink: "9-5-1974 A History of Dickens County Sincerely (sic) Yours, Fred Arrington". Laid in is a copy of Page 5 from a list of titles of books on Texas historical sites, cities or counties with this title marked. Light brown boards have graphic of a spur, emblematic of the storied Spur Ranch, part of which was in Dickens County - also the town of Spur. Oversize format, 8-1/2" W X 11"H. 355 pp. Tight and clean copy has slight right lean. Light edgewear with slight rubbing on hinges and bottom edge. Bottom of spine has very minor fraying. 
Price: 110.00 USD
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6 Biggers, Don H.; Farmer, Joan, Editor Shackelford County Sketches
Albany & Fort Griffin The Clear Fork Press 1974 First Edition Hard Cover Fine No Dust Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
With introduction by Shirley & Clifton Caldwell. Small quarto, 7-1/4"W X 10-1/4"H. 114 pp. Fine copy with fine clear acetate cover. Very nice unread copy. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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7 Bosque County History Books Committee Bosque County: Land and People (A History of Bosque County, Texas)
Dallas, Texas Curtis Media 1986 0881070521 / 9780881070521 Rev. Ed. Hard Cover Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Scarce history of Bosque County, Texas with Meridian, TX its county seat, and lovely treed and hilly countryside containing the cities of Valley Mills, Clifton and Walnut Springs. Large format, 9-1/4"W X 12-1/4"H. 800 pp. Black boards with pastedown depicting rural scene. Bright gilt pring. Very light edge wear. Front board has several very tiny white specks and a small brown mark on the right margin. Top page edge has very faint smudge, and forward page edge has a small spot and a little faint smudging. Interior is clean, bright and crisp. Laid in is an announcement of the book with guidelines for preserving family histories and a form to reserve a copy of the book, $50 each. 
Price: 295.00 USD
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8 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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9 Campbell, Randolph B. Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880
Austin, Texas, U.S.A. Texas State Historical Assn 1983 0876110618 / 9780876110614 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by author on half-title page, dated 11-20-83 and inscribed to Chas. Untermeyer. Front free end paper has Christmas gift inscription to "Charles".443 pp. Bright and crisp copy with clean interior. Book has very slight right lean and top page edge has light foxing. Dust jacket has very light rubbing which shows on edges on light background. Spine has a little very faint spotting. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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10 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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11 Cates, Cliff D. Pioneer History of Wise County From Red Men to Railroads - Twenty Years of Intrepid History
Decatur, Texas Wise County Historical Commission 1975 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 8vo 
Reprint of the original 1907 publication by the Wise County Old Settlers' Association. 471 pp. Green boards with gilt print on spine. Book has slight right lean, and corners show some bumping. Top of spine has light crease of 1/2", and front cover has a few faint scratch marks. Interior is crisp, bright and clean. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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12 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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13 Didway, Charles, Editor Wagon Wheels A History of Garza County
Seagraves, TX Pioneer Book Publishers 1973 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Nice art and many photos in this local history, "Compiled by Garza County Historical Survey Committee and its History Book Sub-Committee". Oversize format, 8-1/2"W X 10-3/4"H. 340 pp. Tan/gold boards have minor edgewear. Front hinge shows light wear at top, and both boards have one or two very faint dark rubbed marks. Front board has several small white spots, apparently tiny scuffs. Bottom board edges show light wear, and bottom page edge has corner shelf-soiling. Previous owner's name on front free end paper, with date, "4-13-74" Rest of interior clean and crisp. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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14 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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15 Holland, G.A. History of Parker County and the Double Log Cabin Being a Brief Symposium of the Early History of Parker County, Together With Short Biographical Sketches of Early Settlers and Their Trials.
Weatherford, Texas Parker County Historical Commission 1987 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Reprint of 1937 Edition published by The Herald Publishing Co., Weatherford, TX. Bright, clean and crisp copy. Blue boards with black print. Slight right lean and slightly cocked. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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16 Huckabay, Ida Lasater Ninety-Four Years in Jack County 1854-1948
Laura Peacock 1979 Centennial Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Signed by publisher, Laura Peacock on front free end paper, ''With Best Wishes' and dated December, 1979. This is the second printing of the Centennial Edition. Laid in is a letter from Laura Peacock thanking the previous owner for his order, dated Feb., 1980. His name was Clayton and copies of Clayton family history are laid in as well. Also included is a pamphlet on Fort Richardson State Historic Site. 514 pp. Clean and bright copy with very slight edgewear. Gilt print on front cover is slightly rubbed. Bottom corner of page edge has very minor soiling from shelf. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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17 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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18 Key, Della Tyler In the Cattle Country: History of Potter County
Quanah, TX Nortex Offset Publications 1972 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
356 pp. Red cloth boards with illustration on front board of Indian village. Light corner and edge wear. Previous booksellers label on front free end paper with paper slightly scuffed around it. Else clean and bright interior. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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19 King County Historical Society King County: Windmills & Barbed Wire
Quanah, TX Nortex Press 1976 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
History of the second least populous county in Texas. Lots of ranching and family histories accompanied by lots of photos. 465 pp. Green boards with bright gilt print on front and spine and slight right lean. Page edges have light foxing - Clean interior. Some corner bumping and bottom corner of a few pages are crimped. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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20 Lewis, Nelson; The Parmer County Historical Society A History of Parmer County, Texas
Nortex Press 1974 0890150737 / 9780890150733 First Edition Very Good Very Good- 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
369 pp. Plus Appendix, Plus reproduction of 'The Farwell Times', Farwell, Parmer County, Texas, Feb. 13, 1908. (32 pp + advertising). Large format, 8"H X 10-3/4"H. Red leatherlike boards with bright gilt print on spine. Book is slightly cocked. Page edges have a few very faint spots. Previous owner's name on pictorial front free end paper - else clean and bright interior. Dust jacket has price intact. Edges have light chipping, creasing and a few small closed tears. Flap folds show white from manufacturing miscalculation. Rubbing on edges and on red background. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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