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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 16 - Texas & Southwest

Catalog 16 - Texas & Southwest

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1 Rockport Collection Fish Game Fine Art
Rockport, TX Rockport Art Association 1986 096165600x / 9780961656003 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Signed by Illustrator
Signed by five artists, Al Barnes, Herb Booth, Jack Cowan, Michael Frary and Harold Phenix; line artist Kay Barbebey and Foreword writer Jane McAllister. With Introduction by Leon Hale, columnist for the Houston Post. From Rockport, Texas on the Texas Gulf Coast, including work by the artists who signed as well as E.M. 'Buck' Schewitz. A fine collection of recipes and art from the seat of Aransas County, home of wildlife refuges and whooping cranes. 190 pp. Tan boards with gilt print and black images of trees and birds. Gift inscription on front free end paper. Very light wear. Clean text block.No dust jacket as issued. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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2 Soundings: Writings from the Rice Institute
Houston, TX Anson Jones Press 1953 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
This is #19 of a limited edition of 500. Sponsored by the Owen Wister Literary Society. This copy was owned by one contributor who became a professor of literature at TCU. Signed by several contributors. Selections from writers who were students at the time, 1953, or had association with the Rice Institute, including William Goyen, David Westheimer and a poem by James Dickey, "Utterance I" - very early book appearance of a Dickey poem. 159 pp. Tight copy with a number of clippings and photos taped to end papers which has caused ghosting. Light wear on corners and spine ends. Dust jacket has price intact and is bright with some small creases. Top edge has several small, closed tears. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 50.00 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 A. C. Greene The 50+ Best Books on Texas
Denton, TX University of North Texas Press 1998 1-57441-043-1 / 9781574410433 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Bright, crisp and clean copy of A.C. Greene's idea of the best of Texas books...and who would argue with A. C. Greene? Dust jacket is also bright and crisp. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 Akerman, Joe A., Jr. American Brahman A History of the American Brahman
Houston, TX American Brahman Breeders Association 1982 First Edition Very Good+ 
Signed by author on verso of title page, 'Best Wishes, Joe A. Akerman, Jr.' Teal blue boards with bright gilt title on front and on spine. Small quarto, 7"W X 10-1/4"H. 384 pp. End papers front and rear have ranches' cattle brands, and top of front free end paper has small scuff with a little black ink. Bright, crisp and tight copy. Clean interior. Forward page edge has two small spots of foxing. Without dust jacket. 
Price: 110.00 USD
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6 Alexander, Bob Winchester Warriors: Texas Rangers of Company D, 1875-1901
Denton, Texas, U.S.A. University of North Texas Press 2009 157441268x / 9781574412680 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed on title page by author Alexander and H. G. Whitman, Jr., captain of Texas Rangers Company D. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with like dust jacket. Unread and as new. 402 pp. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7 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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8 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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9 Bean, Tom The Matadors and Other Stories
Dell City, Texas Warren Colquitt 1990 Soft Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by Warren Colquitt, aka Tom Bean, in Dell City, Texas, Jun3 28, 1990. A collection of reminiscences about Texas ranches, The Matadors, The Spur Ranch, and The Pitchforks. Lots of other remembered or passed down stories about Comanches, Mustangs, Quanah Parker, Early Days in New Mexico (by Ina Williams Warren, Colquitt's wife). Stories tinged with humor, history and probably some fact. 111 pp. Spiral-bound paperback, 7-1/4"W X 8-1/2"H. Bright and clean with minor creasing on covers. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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10 Bierschwale, Margaret Fort McKavett Texas Post on the San Saba
Salado, TX Anson Jones Press 1966 First Edition Pictorial Cover Very Good+ No Dust Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Signed by Author
Author's Edition, signed by her on front free end paper. 134 paged, many uncut. Boards have picture of the fort, somewhat faded. Rear board has some rubbing, and front board has small rubbed spot. Inside appears unread. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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Texas Caves, Blair Pittman
11 Blair Pittman Texas Caves
College Station, TX Texas A&M University Press 1999 0-89096-899-3 / 9780890968994 1st Paperback Edn. Soft Cover Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Signed by Author
Lots of photography in this study of Texas caves by prize-winning photographer and life-long caver turned writer, Blair Pittman who has signed this copy. 122 pp. Fine copy of oversized trade paperback. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 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: 385.00 USD
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13 Bracht, Victor Texas in 1848
Manchaca, TX German-Texan Heritage Society, Dept. of Modern Languages, Southwest Texas State University 1991 0944779042 / 9780944779040 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Reprint of 1931 translation of 1848 book. 229 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and fine with like dust jacket in protective cover. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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14 Brown, Cloyde I. Brown Black Warrior Chiefs, A History of the Seminole Negro Indian Scouts
Fort Worth, TX Self-Published 1999 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Crisp and clean copy of privately published history of the Seminole Negro Scouts who served during the Indian Campaigns, as scouts. Many served meritoriously, 4 of whom received the Medal of Honor. Bright and clean copy with glossy boards that show a little rubbing. Unpageinated. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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15 Carlson, Paul H. and Crum, Tom Myth Memory and Massacre: The Pease River Capture of Cynthia Ann Parker
Lubbock, Texas Texas Tech Univ Press 2011 0896727076 / 9780896727076 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by both authors on half-title page. 195 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with like dust jacket. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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16 Carlton Stowers Journey to Triumph 110 Dallas Cowboys Tell Their Stories
Dallas, Texas Taylor Publishing 1982 0878333304 / 9780878333301 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
From 1961 to 1982, LeBaron to Staubach. 260 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy. Dust jacket has light creasing with minor edge wear. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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17 Cheeseman, Bruce S., Editor, My Dear Henrietta Hiram Chamberlain's Letters to His Daughter, 1846-1866 (Signed)
Kingsville, TX King Ranch, Inc. 1993 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Edited, Annotated with an Introduction and Commentary by Bruse S. Cheeseman. Signed by him on half title page. Hiram Chamberlain was a Presbyterian minister who brought the first protestant church to the lower Rio Grande region of Texas. His daughter, Henrietta King, tassumed ownership of the King Ranch after her husband, Richard's death in 1885. She increased the size of the ranch,once known as the largest in the world, and saw to the welfare and education of the families who lived on the ranch. One of only 400 copies printed by noted Texas bookman Thomas Taylor with high production values.103 pp + Epilogue and colophon on last page. Small quarto, 7-1/2"W X 10-1/2"H. Minor edge wear and small brown spot on lower edge of front panel and small mark on spine beneath title.Very scarce. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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18 Coolidge, Dane Jess Roundtree, Texas Ranger
New York E. P. Dutton and Company Inc. 1933 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
252 po. Book has slight right lean. Blue boards have a few small spots, and gilt print is slightly dulled. Bottom and forward page edges and end papers have some spotting/foxing, but interior is clean. Dust jacket has price intact and has chipping, some repaired tearing and substantial dark rubbing/spotting which shows on light background. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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19 Corder, Jim W. Hunting Lieutenant Chadbourne
Univ of Georgia Pr 1993 0820315036 / 9780820315034 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed with inscription on half title page with date, 10/14/93. 169 pp. Bright, crisp, tight & clean copy with very slight right lean. Dust jacket also crisp and clean, now in protective cover. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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20 Cox, Mike The Texas Rangers, Vol. 1 Wearing the Cinco Peso 1821-1900
New York, New York, U.S.A. Tom Doherty Assoc Llc/Forge 2008 0312873867 / 9780312873868 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by author on title page. 492 pp. 2nd Printing. Bright, crisp and clean copy with like dust jacket. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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