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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!

Americana - Regional Americana

Americana - Regional Americana

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1 New Mexico Historical Review, Vol. XLIX, No. 4
Albuquerque, NM University of New Mexico Press 1974 Vol. XLIX No. 4 Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
October, 1971 issue. Articles: "The New Deal Indian Commissioner", Lawrence C. Kelly; "The Maxwell Cattle Company", Morris F. Taylor; "The Socorro Earthquakes", Bruce Ashcroft. + Book Reviews pp. 266 - 358. Tight soft cover issue with a little creasing on wrappers and a page or two is creased. Lower corner of front page edge has very faint damp stain which does not affect interior. Spine is sun-faded. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 New Mexico Historical Review, Vol.IX, No. 1
Albuquerque, NM University of New Mexico Press 1934 Vol.IX, No. 1 Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
January, 1934 issue. Articles: ""Government Expeditions in the Territory of New Mexico, 1846-1859". A. B. Bender; "Bourke on the Southwest, II", Lansing B. Bloom; "Marking the Santa Fe Trail", Frederic A. Culmer. + Book Reviews. 112 pp. Wrappers have light spotting and there is an area of fading or discoloration on the front wrap. Creasing on front along hinge, and slight tear has begun at bottom about 1". Top of spine is curled and exposes signatures, but is intact. There is some chipping at the base of the spine and along edges. Top front corner is missing about 1/2", and rear top edge is missing a piece 1/2" X 2" from corner. Feature article's title is written in red ink on top of front, and there is occasional highlighting/underlining. Damp stain affects first few pages, and dark stain on top page edges affects tiny area of pages. Text is not affected by either. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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3 Cisneros, Jose Riders Across the Centuries, Horsemen of the Spanish Borderlands
El Paso Texas Western Press 1984 1st Ed., 2nd Paperback Printing Soft Cover Very Good+ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Jose Cisneros 
Beautiful illustrations and text by Cisneros. With biography by John O. West and dedicated to Carl Hertzog. Winner of the Western Heritage Award, Cowboy Hall of Fame. Large format trade paperback, 8"W X 11"H. 199 pp. Crisp, tight, clean and bright copy with light corner and spine end wear. Several pages have a little creasing on top corner. Very nice copy. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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4 Elvon L. Howe Rocky Mountain Empire
Garden City, NY Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1950 Hard Cover Very Good + No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Excerpts from the Rocky Mountain Empire magazine of the Denver Post. Foreward by Palmer Hoyt. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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5 Fray Angelico Chavez New Mexico Triptych
Paterson, NJ St. Anthony Guild Press 1940 First Edition Cloth Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Angelico Chavez 
76 pp. Ex-Church Library copy with minimal library markings.Church name and address stamped on front pasted down paper. Front free end paper has residue from glued on paper and name of book written in ink. Red cloth boards are bright with bumping on corners and spine ends. Pages 28 & 29 have a little light smudging in outside margin - does not affect text. Charming illustrations by Fray Chavez for New Mexican folk tales. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 Gilliland, Mary Ellen Summit a Gold Rush History of Summit County, Colorado
Silverthorne, Colorado, U.S.A. Alpenrose Press 1987 0960362401 / 9780960362400 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
336 pp. Trade paperback is inscribed by the author on half-title page. Tight copy with light edgewear and a little rubbing. Interior is clean with yellowed pages. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7 Hiram M. Drache The Challenge of the Prairie, Life and Times of Red River Pioneers
Fargo, ND North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies 1970 No Stated Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
History of early pioneering on the Red River of North Dakota. Clean, crisp and bright copy with very light wear to corners and spine ends. Green cloth boards. No dust jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 James H. Madison The Indiana Way, A State History
Bloomington, IN Indiana University Press 1986 025332999X / 9780253329998 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good++ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Publication of Indiana Historical Society. 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. Bright, tight, and crisp copy with very light bumping on spine ends. Top and front page ends have slight foxing/spotting. Interior clean. Dust jacket is bright with Thomas Hart Benton illustration on front. Edgewear on folds and a little on hinges. Slight creasing and chipping on edges with a little loss on two corners and on top spine end. Slight tears on bottom or spine and back cover. Overall, a very nice copy. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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9 Jesse Stuart Taps for Private Tussie
Garden City, New York Sun Dial Press 1944 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Thomas Hart Benton 
Crisp and bright copy without dust jacket. Previous owner's book plate on ffep. Slight bumping to edges and rubbing. Spine is slightly sunned. Bright illustrations by Benton. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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10 Monty Hall and Joe Durso, Jr. Growing Up Western
Helena, MT Falcon Press 1997 1560445459 / 9781560445456 Advance Uncorrected Proof Soft Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
226 pp. Trade paperback, Advance Uncorrected Proof. Crisp, bright and clean copy with very minor wear to wrapper. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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11 Robert B. Guthrie Tales from the Tall Timber
Arcadia, CA KARE Youth League No Stated Edition Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Gretchen R. Hampton Signed by Author
133 pp. Trade paperback - has slight right lean, light wear and soiling on wrapper. Gift message on reverse of front wrap. Signed by author on title page. Page 7 has a handwritten note in text. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 Roy P. Stewart Born Grown, An Oklahoma City History
Oklahoma City Fidelity Bank 1975 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
History of Oklahoma City up to 1975. Red boards with bright gilt print. Original presentation card from Fidelity Bank inside. Bright crisp and clean copy with very slight edgewear. Dust jacket has some chipping on corners with slight loss as well as on spine ends. Wear shows on front fold edge. Very nice copy - 1st Ed., 2nd Ptg. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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