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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!

Texas Artists

Texas Artists

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1 Buck Schiwetz' Texas
Austin, Texas University of Texas Press 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Buck Schiwetz 
Signed and inscribed by Schiwetz on front free end paper dated 1962. With introduction by Walter Prescott Webb. Illustrations and paintings by foremost Texas Artist, Schiwetz. 1st Ed., 1st Ptg.134 pp. Oblong format, 11 3/4"W X 8 3/4"H. Tight and crisp copy with slight warp to top board. Bottom page edge has red ink rub, probably from production. Dust jacket has price intact. Significant creasing with some tearing and small amount chipping loss. Creasing on edges with 3/4" closed tear on top edge of front panel. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2 Rockport Collection Fish Game Fine Art
Rockport, TX Rockport Art Association 1986 096165600x / 9780961656003 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 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. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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3 Antone, Evan Haywood Tom Lea His Life and Work
El Paso, TX Texas Western Press 1988 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Biography of Texas artist and treasure, inscribed and signed by Antone, director of Texas Western Press, on half-title page. 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 163 pp. Book is bright, crisp, tight and clean, as is dust jacket which is in protective cover. Very nice inscribed copy. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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4 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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5 Hale, Leon Texas Out Back, Sketches By Harry Anthony DeYoung
Austin, Texas Madrona Press 1973 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Harry Anthony DeYoung 
"A book of privy sketches, drawings of outdoor toilets." 65 pp. Tight and clean copy with light wear on edges. No dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Haley, J. Evetts Then Came Christmas for Mildred Taitt
Amarillo, TX The Shamrock Oil and Gas Co. 1962 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Harold D. Bugbee 
Stapled 15 page excerpt from Haley's "Jeff Milton, a Good Man With a Gun", issued as a Christmas gift by Shamrock Oil & Gas, Amarillo, TX. Carl Hertzog, noted Texas book designer provided typography with the illustrations of noted Texan artist, Harold Bugbee .Red laid wrapper with deckled forward edge. Spine is the least bit sunned, and spine ends have light bumping. Forward top corners have very slight crease. Lovely collectible by Texas literary icons. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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7 Hinshaw, Glennis and Lovelace, Lisabeth A Bibliography of Writings and Illustations By Tom Lea
El Paso, Texas El Paso Public Library 1971 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall 
"An Illustrated Catalog of the Exhibit" December, 1971 - January, 1972. 54 pp. Oblong format with green wrapper. Clean and tight copy. Corners are slightly creased/curled. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 Joyce Gibson Roach Horned Toad Canyon
Albany, TX Bright Sky Press 2003 1931721017 / 9781931721011 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Charles Shaw 
Fort Worth writer joins with Texas illustrator, Charles Shaw, in this clever children's story about a southwestern icon, the horned toad. Aimed at 9 - 12 year olds. 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 48 pp. New, crisp and bright copy, as is the dust jacket. 
Price: 17.95 USD
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9 Lea, Tom The Wonderful Country
Boston Little Brown and Company 1952 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Tom Lea Signed by Author
Tom Lea's unmistakable signature on Other Books by Author page opposite title page. This is a first edition, ninth printing. Boards and end papers are illustrated with Lea's far West Texas art - the wonderful country. 387 pp. Book has right lean. Bottom page edge has light smudging. Clean interior. Price-clipped dust jacket has chipping loss at top of spine, about 1-1/2" X 1-1/2" and smaller chip at bottom of front hinge. Light chipping with a little fraying/tearing on other edges. White background shows a little soiling/smudging, and spine is somewhat tanned. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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10 Lea, Tom; Hjerter, Kathleen The Art of Tom Lea
College Station, Texas, U.S.A. Texas A & M Univ Press 1989 0890963665 / 9780890963661 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Funded by the Klebergs of the King Ranch, this book represents a lifetime of inspired art, from Lea's stunningly realistic WWII war artist work to the poignant depictions of his simple Mexican subjects and his magnificent horses- all in this volume. Oblong format, 12-1/4"W X 9-1/4"H. 256 pp. Bright and tight book with clean interior. Spine ends have minor wear, and bottom page edge has a little spotting. Dust jacket has colorful reproduction of Lea's "Nearly Home". Near fine condition but rear panel shows rubbing. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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