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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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Catalog 6 Texas & Southwest

Catalog 6 Texas & Southwest

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1 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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2 Craver, Rebecca McDowell The Impact of Intimacy: Mexican-Anglo Intermarriage in New Mexico, 1821-1846 (CISNEROS SIGNED)
El Paso, Texas, U.S.A. Texas Western Press 1982 0874041252 / 9780874041255 First Edition Hard Cover Poor No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Jose Cisneros Signed by Illustrator
Frontispiece art by Jose' Cisneros and signed by him. Also inscribed to previous owner and signed by author on title page. 79 pp. Tight with clean interior. Bright red cloth boards with tan cloth spine which shows insect damage on rear. Top 1" of cloth on rear hinge has been eaten away to expose the cardboard of the spine. Other smaller places eaten away. Still, book is intact and red cloth of front board is bright with bright gilt print. No dust jacket, as issued. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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3 Dobie, J. Frank Tongues of the Monte
Garden City, New York Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. 1935 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Poor 
Tales from Dobie's early travels in Mexico. 301 pp. Yellow cloth boards with bright graphics in red and black. Tight copy with clean text block. Front free end paper has 'Christmas, 1946' written in ink. Tanned paper but bright in appearance. Dust jacket is tattered and missing large pieces. What is left is contained in mylar protection. Even that is bright with the motif from the Mexican flag, eagle, snake and cactus. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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4 Evans, Max Southwest Wind
San Antonio, Texas Naylor 1958 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
By author of The Rounders and Hi-Lo Country, this is a collection of Max Evans' short stories with illustrations by him. Both front board of book and fron panel of dust jacket have bright red windmill and black type on tan background. 166 pp. Gift inscription with comments on author on front free end paper. Tight with clean text block. Forward page edge has some foxing. Dust jacket has price intact. Spine is slightly darkened, and spine top and edges have some closed tears and some chipping. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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5 Hale, Edward Everett How To Conquer Texas Before Texas Conquers Us
Roger Beacham 1978 First Edition Pictorial Cover Near Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Limited edition of 395 designed and signed by William Holman on colophon. Oversize format, 7-1/4"W X 10"H. 53 pp. Bright, clean and crisp copy. Tan boards with early Texas map and bright gilt title. Very minor edgewear. Blank protective dust jacket of Warren's Olde Style quality paper. Light creasing/edgewear, and rear panel has very faint smudging/marking. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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6 Hunter, J. Marvin, Editor. The Trail Drivers of Texas Revised Volume 1
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. George W. Saunders, President, Old Time Trail Drivers' Association 1924 Second Edition Hard Cover Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Revised Second Edition Volume I. Published under the direction of George W. Saunders, President of the Old Time Trail Drivers Association. Compiled by Hunter. Printed by Globe Printing Co., San Antonio. 494 pp. Six-Guns 1084; Rampaging Herd 1103; Basic Texas Books 99; Dobie Dykes 21; Graff 2020; Howes H816. Ex-college library (Ohio State Univ.) copy. Label on lower spine and other library markings, scuffed rear pasted down paper and rear free end paper has remnant of Due Date slip. Blue-green cloth boards with graphic of trail drive - shows some rippling of cloth and moderate edge wear. Bottom page edge has ink spotting, and forward page edge has darkening on top corner. Book has definite right lean. Last page has small penciled note - may be other notes though none apparent. 
Price: 235.00 USD
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7 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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8 Krey, Laura On the Long Tide
Cambridge The Riverside Press 1940 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Texas historical fiction during the Reconstruction and the movement west. 637 pp. Green cloth boards show light corner-bumping and spine end wear. Very slight movement in front hinge. Clean interior with tanned pages. Forward corner of bottom page edge has a little shelf-soiling. Dust jacket has chipping with some loss on front flap fold and a 1/2" X 1" chip on top front hinge area. Hinges and flap folds all show rubbing. Still color is bright. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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9 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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10 Penney, Theryl Sensing From the Dust of Wagon Wheels
Self-Published 1974 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed, 'With Regards' by author on title page. History of Fort Graham. 131 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with faint edgewear. Top corner of front free end paper has a little creasing. No dust jacket as issued. Very nice signed copy of scarce book. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11 Ratliff, Harold V. Towering Texans
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. Naylor Co. 1950 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
First Printing of Texas Sportsman Edition, with author's signature on edition page. 248 pp. Bright red boards with bolk black print. Hinge gutters have a little darkening. Very light corner and spine end wear. Faint erasure on front free end paper. Else clean interior. Pages tanned. No dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 Scott, Elmer 88 Eventful Years Being the Intimate Story of Elmer Scott in Industry and the Humanities and of the Civic Federation of Dallas Over a Third of a Century
Dallas, Texas Civic Federation of Dallas 1954 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 
Autobiography of Elmer Scott, Dallas civic leader and businessman. 163 pp. Cardboard boards covered with naturally tan heavy paper wrapper. Front board has very small spot, and rear board shows some discoloration/rubbing. Corners and spine ends show a little wear, and cover at top of spine has 1/4" missing. Edges also show some rubbing. Paper is somewhat tanned and foreward page edge has small spot. Front free end paper has gift inscription to previous owner and top right corner has price, $4 written in ink. Interior is clean. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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13 Sonnichsen, C. L. I'll Die Before I'll Run: The Story of the Great Feuds of Texas
New York, NY Harper & Brothers 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by Sonnichsen on title pagey. 294 pp. Book has slight right lean. Bright boards and clean interior. Light corner and spine end wear. Some shelf wear on very bottom edges of boards. Paper is tanned. Dust jacket is price-clipped and shows rubbing and spotting, especially to gold of background of front panel and spine. Label-sized scuff on front. Edges have light creasing with corners and spine ends chipped. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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14 Stricklin, Al;McConal, Jon My Years With Bob Wills
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. Naylor Co. 1976 0811106039 / 9780811106030 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Written by Bob Wills' piano player, Stricklin, and Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist, Jon McConal and signed by McConal with gift inscription on half-title page. This is the 1st Ed., 1st Ptg.153 pp. Book has very slight right lean and has bright and clean interior. Boards have very light edgewear, and bottom page edge has one tiny spot. Dust jacket has price intact. Has light corner and edgewear, a few closed tears, one 1". Some rubbing on hinges, flap folds and edges. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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15 Swessinger, Earl A. Texas Trail to Dodge City: An Epic of the Early Cattle Drives
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. The Naylor Company 1950 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
248 page epic poem "Dedicated to the Trail Drivers of the Great Southwest". Tight and bright copy with yellow boards and black print and graphic of herding longhorns. Front paste down paper has previous owner's address label, and top right corner of front free end paper has erasure. Else clean interior. One page has diagonal crease on bottom corner, and paper is tanned. Dust jacket has price intact. Orange color has faded somewhat on spine. Corners and spine top show a chipping with a little loss. Two small closed tears on top of front panel - a 1/2" closed tear at hinge, and another about 1/4". Yellow of rear panel shows some rubbing and spotting. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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16 Wineburgh, H. Harold The Texas Banker: The Life and Times of Fred Farrel Florence
Dallas, Texas Privately Published 1981 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
303 pp. Tan linen boards and clean interior. Boards are slightly discolored on bottom edge, and book have very slight lean. A few pages have light corner creasing. Dust jacket has price intact with edge creasing, fraying and a few tears. Back panel has some black rubbing. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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