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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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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.
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1 1956 Rodeo Souvenir Annual: Southwestern Exposition and Fat Stock Show Fort Worth
Fort Worth, Texas Southwestern Exposition and Fat Stock Show 1956 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Authentic program from the 1956 Fort Worth Southwestern Exposition and Fat Stock Show. With memorial piece on Amon Carter, Jr., who died June 23, 1955. Carter is pictured on the front cover in the clouds above Amon Carter Square in Fort Worth, astride his horse and alongside his old friend Will Rogers, also horseback. Price 50c on cover. Laid in is 'Today's Program' for Matinee, Sat., Jan. 28th, 1956, and listed among the contestants are 5 time world champion Jim Shoulders and 2 time world champion Casey Tibbs. 56 pp. 8-1/2"WX 10-3/4"H. Stapled binding with light wear on hinge, especially on ends. Corners have light wear, and lightweight wrappers have a little creasing. Sturdy, bright and clean copy. 
Price: 95.00 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 Cactus 1940
Austin, Texas Texas Student Publications Inc. 1940 Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
University of Texas yearbook, The Cactus 1940, "Texas Literature Number" with theme of Texas literature and commentary throughout by J. Frank Dobie - not cited in Dobie bibliography. Art by Bruno Lore - "Memoirs of Col. Ellis P. Bean", Travis's Letter from the Alamo, "The Adventures of Big-Foot Wallace", The Old Chisholm Trail", "The Log of A Cowboy" , "The Texas Rangers" and from Dobie's own, "Coronado's Children". Oversize format, 9-1/2"W X 12-1/4H" - 528 pp. Blue leatherette padded boards show light edgewear. Page edges have some soiling and tanning. Clean and bright interior with very slight loosening of hinge. Very nice copy of scarce Dobie work. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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4 64th Legislature Informational Booklet on the Proposed 1976 Revision of the Texas Constitution
Austin, Texas Texas Legislative Council 1975 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
130 pp. Clean and tight copy. Wrapper has small closed tear on bottom edge. Light corner wear. Spine is slightly darkened, and there is a little darkening on rear panel. Bottom corner of first several pages has a little creasing, and bottom corner of page edge has small damp stain. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 A. C. Greene Dallas USA
Austin, Texas Texas Monthly Press 1984 0932012833 / 9780932012838 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A.C. Greene was a noted author and editor and well-respected observer of Texas and Dallas in particular. This is his critique of Dallas and a guide to living there. 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. Tight copy with tan cloth boards which show three light damp stains on front board, also reflected on inside dust jacket. They do not affect front of jacket nor interior of book. Slight wear to corners and spine ends. Previous owner's name on front free end paper and a few instances of highlighting of text. Maroon glossy dust jackt shows some rubbing and wrinkling. Wear to folds and edges. A little chipping on edges and one tiny tear on top front edge. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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6 A. C. Greene Dallas USA
Austin, Texas Texas Monthly Press 1984 0932012833 / 9780932012838 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+_ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A.C. Greene was a noted author and editor and well-respected observer of Texas and Dallas in particular. This is his critique of Dallas and a guide to living there.1st Ed., 1st Ptg. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with very light shelfwear. Dust jacket has light chipping on corners with small closed tear at top of spine at rear hinge. Slight edge creasing. Nice copy/ 
Price: 13.50 USD
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7 Acheson, Sam 35,000 Days in Texas
New York, Boston, London The MacMillan Company 1938 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed on front free end paper by George Bannerman Dealey founder of the Dallas Morning News and inscribed by him to the Hon. W.O. Davis of the Texas Legislature, and dated July 25 '38. Also signed by author, Dallas historian Sam Acheson, a fellow of the Texas Institute of Letters and the Texas State History Association. 337 pp. Red cloth boards with bright gilt print.Very minor edge wear. Tight and clean copy with age-tanned pages. No dust jacket. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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8 Allen, John Houghton Southwest
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott Co. 1952 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Paul Laune 
Adams' Rampaging Herd #29 (bibliography of classic western books)-Dobie's Life/Literature of the SW, p. 95. Tales of the Texas Brush country, South Texas along the Mexican border. 220 pp. Crisp copy with very light wear to tan boards with prickly pear design on front. Inside clean with pages yellowing somewhat on the edges. Dust jacket has chipping with occasional loss on corners and spine ends. 1 1/2" tear on top front of spine down hinge. Top front corner is missing 1/3". 
Price: 30.00 USD
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9 Allhands, J. L. Uriah Lott
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. The Naylor Company 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Story of railroad pioneer of South Texas. 187 pp. with maps present and intact. Tight copy. Green cloth boards have some spotting, and light corner and spine bumping. Front free end paper has previous owners' names and date, March 27, 1950. Clean text block. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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10 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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11 Bailey, Anne J. Between the Enemy and Texas: Parsons's Texas Cavalry in the Civil War
Fort Worth, TX Texas Christian University Press,U.S. 2005 0875653073 / 9780875653075 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Bright, crisp, tight and clean trade paperback with minor edgewear. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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12 Baker, D. W. C. A Texas Scrap-Book
Austin, Texas Texas State Historical Association 1991 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Slip Case 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Limited Edition of 150 - this is #105, shown on half-title page. 727 pp. Dark blue leather quarterbound with cream-colored linen cloth boards. Unread copy - bright, clean, crisp and tight. As is slip case which is covered in the same linen cloth. Very nice collectible copy. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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13 Barker, Nancy Nichols The French Legation in Texas Vol. I: Recognition, Rupture, and Reconciliation
Austin, Texas Texas State Historical Association 1971 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
With introduction by John Connally. 357 pp. Dark blue cloth boards show light edge wear. Front free end paper has residue from round label and some darkening from glue. Acetate dust jacket has small amount of chipping/tearing on spine and corners. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14 Ben K. Green A Thousand Miles of Mustangin'
Flagstaff, Arizona, U.S.A. Northland Press 1972 0873580982 / 9780873580984 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Joe Beeler Signed by Author
Stated First Edition signed by author on front paper. A grand tale from the master horse trader. Illustrated by noted Western artist, Joe Beeler. Large octavo, 7 1/2"W X 9 3/4"H. 145 pp. Book has slight right lean. Gift inscription on copyright page opposite author's inscription to previous owner. Tan cloth boards with bright gilt title on spine and bright gilt mustang design on front board. Very minor edgewear. Dust jacket is orange with Beeler's illustration, a horse and rider with wild mustangs on front panel. Price remains. Minor edge wear. Tope edge has creasing and tearing/fraying. Corners have light chipping wear. Front has a few small smudges, and rear has a spot or two. Light rubbing on hinges and flap folds. Now in protective cover. A very nice signed copy of a Western classic. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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15 Berlandier, Jean Louis Journey to Mexico During the Years 1826-1834 Vols One and Two
Austin, Texas, U.S.A. Texas State Historical Assn 1981 0876110448 / 9780876110447 First Edition Hard Cover Fine/Fine Slip Case 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
A botanist and zoologist, Berlandier was sent to Mexico to make scientific notes and sketches of the country and his travels through Texas. Translated from the original French, his 7 volumes have been published in two volumes, totalling 692 pp, including many colored plates. The two volumes have light tan boards with brown print on spines. Both vols. are clean, bright and tight in an equally fine slip case, brown with a color plate of one of Berlandier's plant drawing on side. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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16 Bern Keating An Illustrated History of the Texas Rangers
Chicago Rand McNally & Company 1975 0528810219 / 9780528810213 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 192 pp. Bright, crisp and clean copy with very minor shelfwear. Dust jacket is bright and colorful with a little creasing on edges. . 
Price: 30.00 USD
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17 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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18 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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19 Boatright, Mody B. Gib Morgan: Minstrel of the Oil Fields
Dallas, Texas, U.S.A. Southern Methodist Univ Pr 1965 0870740083 / 9780870740084 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
104 pp. in this bright and crisp copy of the 2nd printing after Carl Hertzog's 1st. Blue cloth boards show light bumping on corners and spine ends. Front board has faint and small brown spot at bottom edge near hinge. Else clean exterior and interior. No dust jacket. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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20 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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