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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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141 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: 60.00 USD
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142 Marcy, Randolph M. Across Unexplored Texas to the Red River: Exploration of the Red River of Louisiana, in the Year 1852
Dallas, TX Highlands Historical Press Inc. 1961 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Facsimile reprint of original text of report to Senate of exploration in Texas by Randolph B. Marcy, Captain Fifth Infantry U.S. Army, assisted by George B. McClellan, Brevet Captain, U.S. Engineers. "With Reports on the Natural History of the Country, and Numerous Illustrations". Originally published in Washington by Robert Armstrong, Public Printer, 1853. 117 pp. Bright red boards with gilt print. Light corner and spine end wear. Front free end paper has previous owner's name in ink and a small penciled number on left top corner. Clean and bright text block. Dust jacket has some chipping on top of spine, with some creasing on front top corner. Front hinge has slight rubbing. Light color of rear panel shows some darkening. Top of rear flap fold has a little chipping. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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143 Marguerite Potter Grass-Roots Diplomat
Fort Worth, TX Leo Potishman Foundation,Texas Christian Univ Press 1961 First Edition Cloth Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
98 pp. Tight and clean copy with minor edgewear. Presentation letter laid in. Dust jacket has edge and cornerwear with several small closed tears. Front panel is wrinkled as if from dampness, but no associated stain. Spine is slightly darkened. Now in protective covering. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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144 Marsha Pfluger Across Time & Territory: A Walk Through the National Ranching Heritage Center
Lubbodk, TX National Ranching Heritage Center 2004 097593600x / 9780975936009 Second Edition Hard Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Spiral-bound publication of The National Ranching Heritage Center, Lubbock, TX. Oblong format, 12-1/2" W X 9-1/4"H. 124 pp. Illustrated boards - no dust jacket. Crisp and bright copy. First title page has small smudge at top edge near spiral binding. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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145 Martha A. Sandweiss, Editor Historic Texas, A Photographic Portrait: Contemporary Texas, A Photographic Portrai, 2 Volumes
Austin Texas Monthly Press 1986 First Edition/First Edition Hard Cover Very Good/Very Good Very Good/Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Companion volumes - oblong format, 12 1/4"W X 9"H. Historic Texas: Essay by William A. Owens. 327 pp. Tight copy with rust colored cloth boards, slightly cupped and very light edgewear. Page edges have light shelf soiling and some faint spotting. Front end paper has scuff at top corner. Contemporary Texas: Essay by Stephen Harrigan. 239 pp. Green boards - top board is slightly cupped. Light edgewear. Bottom page edges have a few tiny spots, and half-title page has a faint crease and a barely discernible erasure. Else clean and bright interior. Both dust jackets have prices intact - bright with minimal wear and an occasional faint mark. Slight creasing on tops of spines. Very nice pair. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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146 Matilda Charlotte (Jesse) Fraser Houstoun; Marily McAdams Sibley Texas and the Gulf of Mexico; or, Yachting in the New World
Austin W. Thomas Taylor 1991 Limited Edition Reprint Hard Cover Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
The Library of Texas Number One. Limited edition (750 copies) of this reprint of early Texas book. #97 - Jenkins Basic Texas Books. Issued without dust jacket and boards with early newsprint. Crisp, clean, tight and bright. Unread. 
Price: 62.50 USD
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147 Matthews, Sallie Reynolds; Blanton, Joseph Edwin True Tales of the Frontier
Albany, TX Venture Publishing 1962 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Signed by daughter of Sallie Reynods Matthews, Ethel Matthews Casey, born 1887. This book commemorated Sallie Matthews 100th birthday in 1961. Excerpts from "Interwoven" with new material by Matthews' grandson, Joseph Edwin Blanton. Early ranching pioneers of Texas. Herztog designed with oversize format, 7 1/4"W X 10 1/4"H. 77 pp. Tight and clean copy with light corner and spine end wear. Dust jacket has price intact and has light creasing with some chipping on spine ends and corners. Other edges have light chipping/creasing. Front flap fold has rubbing, and rear panel shows rubbing on its gray background. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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148 Matthews, Sally Reynolds Interwoven, A Pioneer Chronicle
College Station, Texas Texas A & M Univ Press 1982 0890961239 / 9780890961230 Fourth Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Schiwetz, E. M. 
Inscribed to Fort Worth philanthropist, wife of bootmaker and Fort Worth mayor John Justin: "To Jane Justin from the Albany Garden Club November 19, 1987" (Albany, TX) and further inscribed, "Admiration, appreciation and warm good wishes to Jane Justin. Lucile Matthews Brittingham, Watt Matthews", and dated by him 11-20-87. This is the fourth edition, first printing. drawings by E. M. "Buck" Schiwetz. #139 - Jenkins Basic Texas Books, 1454 Thundering Herd, A.C. Greene's 50+ Best Books on Texas.Gold cloth boards with bright gilt brands on front right corner and bright gilt print on spine. Clean, bright, crisp and tight copy. Dust jacket has price intact - light rubbing on folds. 226 pp.Now in protective cover. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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149 Matthews, Sally Reynolds Interwoven, A Pioneer Chronicle
Austin, Texas University of Texas Press 3rd Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Schiwetz, E. M. 
Signed and inscribed by Ethel Matthews Casey, daughter of the author, matriarch of an iconic Texas ranching family. Inscription dated Nov. 19, 1974.This is the 3rd Edition, Number 13 in the M. K. Brown Range Life Series, with drawings by E. M. "Buck" Schiwetz. #139 - Jenkins Basic Texas Books, 1454 Thundering Herd, A.C. Greene's 50+ Best Books on Texas. 226 pp. Front end paper with map of Reynolds Bend has small red ink spot - else clean copy with slight right lean. Corners and spine ends have light wear. Top page edge has some foxing. Dust jacket is price-clipped with light chipping a little creasing on edges and a small closed tear. Spine has slight fading and rubbing on hinges, as do flap folds. Rear panel has listing of M.K. Brown Range Life Series books, with penciled checks by a few titles. Also a penciled two-line note across top of rear panel, and a few small spots on bottom of panel. 226 pp. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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150 Maudslay, Robert; Kupper, Winifred, Editor Texas Sheepman: The Reminiscences of Robert Maudslay
Austin, Texas University of Texas Press 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hilda Wilcox Phelps 
Ex-Library copy with presentation inscription to previous owner from Sister M. Agatha, Incarnate Word Academy Houston, Texas July 29, 1957. Fort Worth Public Library pastedown, The Abby Moran Collection, previous owner. Library card pocket, and other markings present. Dust jacket flaps have been pasted to end papers. Light corner and spine end wear to green cloth boards. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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151 McCaslin, Richard B. Fighting Stock: John S. "Rip" Ford of Texas - SIGNED
Fort Worth, TX TCU Press 2011 0875654215 / 9780875654218 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed with "Best Wishes" by McCaslin on half-title page. Book is crisp, tight, clean and bright, with like dust jacket. Unread. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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152 McComb, David G. Travels With Joe: The Life Story of a Historian from Texas
Austin, Texas, U.S.A. Texas State Historical Assn 2001 0876111819 / 9780876111819 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
158 pp. Book and dust jacket are bright, crisp and clean. - Unread. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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153 McComb, David G. Travels With Joe: The Life Story of a Historian from Texas
Austin, Texas, U.S.A. Texas State Historical Assn 2001 0876111819 / 9780876111819 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
158 pp. Book and dust jacket are bright, crisp and clean. - Unread. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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154 McCraw, William Professional Politicians
Washington, D.C. The Imperial Press 1940 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Interesting study of early Texas leaders, Sam Houston, Mirabeau B. Lamar, Francis Richard Lubbock, James Stephen Hogg, John H. Reagan. 227 pp. Crisp, clean and tight copy. Natural linen boards. Paper is somewhat tanned. Price-clipped dust jacket has a few small closed tears and shows rubbing. Front top corner has white scuffed area. White background of rear panel shows some light spotting and rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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155 McCutchan, Joseph D.; Joseph Milton Nance, Editor Mier Expedition Diary: A Texas Prisoner's Account
Austin, Texas, U.S.A. Univ of Texas Press 1979 0292740069 / 9780292740068 First Ed. Thus Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Foreword by Jane Kenamore. 246 pp.Clean and tight copy with minor edgewear. Bottom edge of front end papers has small scuffed area. Dust jacket has light chipping on corners and spine ends. Edges show a little wear, and flap folds, hinges and black background show some rubbing wear. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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156 McLean, Malcolm D. Fine Texas Horses: Their Pedigrees and Performance, 1830-1845
Fort Worth, TX Texas Christian Univ Pr 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed and inscribed on front free end paper. First of Monograph Series in History and Culture published by TCU Press.Bright copy with clean interior. Book has slight right lean. 153 pp. Tan cloth boards with pasted down title and horse graphic. Bumped area at top edge near front hinge. Else light edgewear. Nice signed copy of scarce book. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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157 Metz, Leon Claire John Selman Texas Gunfighter
New York Hastings House 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
254 pp. Clean and bright copy with very slight right lean and light edgewear. Dust jacket has original price and has light corner and edgewear. Light rubbing shows on hinges and flap folds. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Indian Wars of Texas, Mildred P. Mayhall
158 Mildred P. Mayhall Indian Wars of Texas
Waco, TX Texian Press 1965 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Stated first edition. 270 pp. Tight and crisp copy with bright red boards and bright gilt design on front board and print on spine. Corners and spine ends have some bumping. forward and bottom page edges have a few spots/smudges. Clean and bright interior. Dust jacket has damp stain - from "coaster" use - light on outside and obvious on inside of dust jacket. Wrinkling from dampness on front with a few small spots. Corners and edges have light creasing with slight chipping and tearing. Rubbing on hinges and flap folds. Still, color is bright - and is now in protective cover. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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159 Miller, Rick Sam Bass & Gang
Austin, TX State House Press 1999 1880510650 / 9781880510650 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
412 pp. Fresh, bright, crisp and clean copy, as is dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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160 Mills, W. W. Forty Years at El Paso
El Paso, TX Carl Hertzog 1962 Reprint Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Tom Lea Signed by Illustrator
Signed on paper opposite title page by Rex Strickland, author of Introduction and Notes; Tom Lea, artist; and Carl Hertzog, designer. Front free end paper has gift inscription to previous owner dated, 'Christmas, 1963'. 212 pp. Black cloth boards with gilt print and gilt owl on front board which is a little rubbed. Light corner and edge wear. Clean interior - forward page edge has a few small spots. Dust jacket is heavy weight paper with price intact. Hinges and rear flap fold have substantial rubbing wear. Corners and edges show light wear. Now in acrylic cover. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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