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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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2601 Montgomery Street @I-30
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1 Drilling and Production Practice 1939
New York American Petroleum Institution 1940 No Stated Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
675 pp. From the library of past president of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Crisp and bright copy. Light edgewear with some rubbing. "Coaster marks" on front cover - they only show if you look carefully in a certain light, but they're there! Top board is slightly cupped. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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2 Geology 1888-1938
New York Geological Society of America 1941 First Edition Cloth Very Good++ No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Dark red cloth boards with bright gilt design on front board of The Geological Society of America, 1888. Gilt print on spine is bright. Boards have minor bumping on corners and spine ends. Slight rubbing. Interior is pristine with deckled edges front and bottom. Several pages uncut. From the library of past president of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Large format - 578 pp. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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3 A. H. Ryan The Week-end Gold Miner, A Handbook for Amateur Sourdoughs
Humboldt, AZ AtR Enterprises 1968 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Written by Ph.D. physicist who published the Week-End Series with information on unusual avocations - treasure hunter, rock hound, desert rat - this one is gold miner. 1st Ed. 2nd Ptg. Tight copy with stapled spine, 56 pp. Light wear to wraps - original price sticker still on front. Also an ink spot/smear which has bled through to the first couple of pages. Else, interior is clean. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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4 A. I. Levorsen, Editor Stratigraphic Type Oil Fields
Tulsa, OK American Association of Petroleum Geologists 1941 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
902 pp. 5 maps complete in rear pocket. Book is slightly shaken. Corners are bumped with a bit of fraying beginning. Spine ends show slight bumping, and both boards show some rubbing. There is occasional underlining in text. Previous owner's stamp is embossed on front free end paper. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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5 Emma Mertins Thom Bibliography of North American Geology , 1929-1939
Washington, D.C. U.S. Department of the Interior 1944 No Stated Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1546 pp. Part 1, Bibliography and Part 2, Index in one volume. Russet clot boards show moderate wear - bumping to corners with a little fraying and to spine ends. Spin is sunfaded. Interior clean with darkening pages. No dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Frederick E. Zeuner The Pleistocene Period
London Hutchinson Scientific & Technical 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
447 pp. Brown cloth boards have a little bumping on corners. Previous owner's library index label on spine, and his name stamped on front free end paper. Pages open to signatures in a few places. Text on dust jacket flaps has been underlined, but the text appears free of notes or underlining. Dust jacket is creas with edge and corner wear. There is a 1 1/2" closed tear on bottom edge or rear of jacket. Rubbing and darkening on spine and on fold edges of flaps. Previous owner's library number written on dust jacket spine. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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7 Philip B. King The Tectonics of Middle North America
Princeton, NJ Princeton University Press 1951 First Edition Cloth Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Subtitled, "Middle North America East of the Cordilleran System". 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 203 pp. Tight copy with brown cloth boards. Minor bumping and edgewear. Previous owner was past president of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. His embossed stamp is no front free end paper. A portion of the dust jacket front is laid in. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Reginald Aldworth Daly The Changing World of the Ice Age
New Haven, CT Yale University Press 1934 First Edition Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
271 pp. Bright copy - black cloth boards show light wear on edges and rear board shows slight rubbing. Corners and spine ends bumped. Previous owner's name stamped on front free end paper and original price marking in pencil on front pasted down paper. Some age yellowing to paper. No dust jacket. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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