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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!

Catalog 10 - Texas and the West

Catalog 10 - Texas and the West

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1 Austin Heritage Cook Book
Austin, Texas Heritage Society Guild of Austin, Texas 1982 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Plastic comb binding. 410 pp. Bright, crisp and clean copy. Bottom corner of front cover has crease and corner bent. Nice copy of scarce edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2 Elmer Kelton Texas Writers' 2001 Poster (SIGNED)
Texas Writers 2001 First Edition Broadside Fine 24" W X 36" H Signed by Author
May 2001 Texas Writers' Month poster featured the Texas gentleman, Elmer Kelton, voted Best Western Writer of All-Time by the Western Writers of America. Designed by Marc English. Full color on heavy, quality coated paper. Leather tooling created for the poster. Kelton is pictured and he signed on the center left of the broadside.Pictures upon request. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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3 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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4 Barns, Florence E. Texas Writers of Today
Dallas Tardy Publishing Company 1935 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
513 pp. Tight copywith clean text block. Page edges have some foxing, as do a few pages on front and rear of book. Fold out Literary Map of Texas attached to rear paste down paper is intact. Dust jacket is simple brown paper with price on front panel. Top edge of spine and front panel has some chipping with some loss. Bottom rear corner of spine has a small chip. There are a few small spots. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 Callon, Milton W. Las Vegas, New Mexico...The Town That Wouldn't Gamble
Las Vegas, New Mexico Las Vegas Daily Optic 1962 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
This is #708 of a limited edition of 1500. Author Callon has signed on the reverse of half-title page. Gift inscription to previous owner on top of half-title page. 352 pp. Brown linen boards have light corner and spine end bumping. Bottom front hinge has 1/8" tear in cloth at base. Book opens to signatures in a couple of places. Top page edge has faint soiling. Dust jacket has heavy rubbing and tanned spine. Top of front flap fold has 1" closed tear, and bottom edge has 3/4" closed tear. Top edge has light tearing, and 1" closed tear in spine. Rear panel has a few faint spots. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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6 Coburn, Wallace David Rhymes from a Round Up Camp
New York, NY G. P. Putnam's Sons 1903 Second Edition Hard Cover Good+ No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Russell, Charles M. 
Original poetry from "The Cowboy Poet" with illustrations throughout by Charles M. Russell. New Edition, Revised and Enlarged, Second Printing, Oct. 1903. Preface by author dated October, 1903. Small octavo format, 5-1/2"W X 7'3/4"H. 137 pp. Red cloth boards with mostly bright gilt print , rubbed on spine with small amount green showing on cowboy's hat in graphic. Boards are spotted and rubbed, especially on rear board. Edges show some bumping and wear. Interior hinges have been professionally repaired so that book is sturdy and substantial. Interior pages have some insect damage and loss on a few edges. Also an instance or two of writing in margins and some closed tears. Thanks to the person with the foresight to preserve this piece of cowboy history. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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7 Cochran, Mike Claytie: The Roller-Coaster Life of a Texas Wildcatter
College Station, Texas, U.S.A. Texas A & M Univ Press 2007 1585446343 / 9781585446346 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Signed on title page by Claytie, himself. This is an unread copy. Bright, crisp, clean and tight - with like dust jacket. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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8 Dodge, Tom, Editor, Foreword and Afterword Fair Warrior: A Soldier's Letters of Love and War
Cleburne, TX Clebarro College Press 2002 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by Editor Tom Dodge on Acknowledgements page. Numbered by hand, 107 of limited edition of 500. Letters to and from Texas farmboy, Andrew James, during his service in World War I give a picture of life in the early 20th century as well as the life of a U.S. soldier in Europe. 88 pp, including Bibliography, Index, photos and documents. Bright, crisp clean and tight copy with very minor wear. Dust jacket also is bright and crisp with light edge wear. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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9 Flynn, Robert Wanderer Springs
Fort Worth, Texas TCU Press 1987 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Member and Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Texas Institute of Letters, Flynn has signed this copy on the half title page. 340 pp. Book is bright and crisp with clean text block. Front free end paper has ghosting from label removal. Dust jacket is bright and crisp. It is price clipped and has very light edgewear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 Foote, H. S. Pen Pictures from the Garden of the World or Santa Clara County, California
Chicago The Lewis Publishing Co. 1888 First Edition Leather Poor 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Large format, 9 1/2"W X 12"H. 664 pp. Book is intact with all pages and end papers intact. Front hinge has loosened, and rear hinge is separated from leather of spine, which has worn and cracked places and a piece missing from base, Significant wear on corners and edges with rubbing on boards. Gilt design and print on front board are dulled, as is that on page edges.. Front end papers have some penciled writing, a stamped word, "March", and a few small tears. Both front and rear end papers have foxing and smudging. Pages have occasional foxing, spotting and a few tears. Opens to signature in places due to condition of spine. Once beautiful embossed leather boards with historical contents well worth restoration. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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11 Fullingim, Archer; Roy Hamric, Editor Archer Fullingim A Country Editor's View of Life - SIGNED
Austin Heidelberg Publishers 1975 09132060705 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by Archer Fullingim on title page. Front free end paper has previous owner's gift inscription. 431 pp. Bright, crisp, clean and tight copy. Dust jacket has price intact with light edgewear with an occasional crease. Title on spine has some scuffing, and bottom left corner of front panel has scuffing where sticker was removed. Rear flap fold has several small worn-through places. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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12 Fulton, Maurice Garland Diary & Letters of Josiah Gregg - 2 Vols.
Norman, OK University of Oklahoma Press First Edition Hard Cover Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Vol. 1, Southwestern Enterprises 1840-1847 (1941) 413 pp.; Vol. 2, Excursions in Mexico & California 1847-1850 (1944) 396 pp. Both with introduction by Paul Horgan. Ex-Library copies with library stamps, pockets and markings. Vol. 1 has some spotting to boards. Tight with otherwise clean interior. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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13 Gregory, Tom History of Solano and Napa Counties with Biographical Sketches of the Leading Men and Women of the Counties
Los Angeles, CA Historical Record Company 1912 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Rebound in gray-green cloth. 1,044 with 2 foldout county maps intact. Tight and sturdy. Title page has staining and edge wear, while rear papers have light smudging and tape repairs. Gilt page edges show light wear on top and forward edges and are worn on bottom page edge. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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14 Haley, J. Evetts The Heraldry of the Range: Some Southwestern Brands
Canyon, TX Panhandle Plains Historical Society 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall H. D. Bugbee Signed by Author
Signed by Haley on title page. Rampaging Herd #962. Large format, 8 1/2"W X 11"H. 35 pp. Brown cloth boards with bright gilt type and design on front. Tight copy with light wear on edges. Front pasted down page has bookplate of previous owner, an OK rancher. Rear pasted down page has original bookseller's label. Bright and clean text block. Tan dust jacket with burnt siena type and illustration by famed artist, Bugbee. Top corner of inside front flap also has original bookseller's label. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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15 House, Boyce City of Flaming Adventure: The Chronicle of San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. The Naylor Company 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Good Very Good- 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Melvan D. Jordan Signed by Author
Fiesta Edition - with Boyce House's signature in space indicated. Table of Contents/List of Illustrations page is not attached - perhaps a manufacturing error. Green cloth boards - some very faint spotting on front board. Light corner and spine end bumping. Clean and bright interior. Dust jacket has chipping loss on spine top, about 1" X 1/2" with some creasing and small tears. Corners have some chipping, especially on top corners, and there is a little tearing. Top edge has creasing and a little fraying. Still bright and in protective cover now. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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16 Huckabay, Ida Lasater Ninety-Four Years in Jack County 1854-1948
Laura Peacock 1979 Centennial Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Signed by publisher, Laura Peacock on front free end paper, ''With Best Wishes' and dated December, 1979. This is the second printing of the Centennial Edition. Laid in is a letter from Laura Peacock thanking the previous owner for his order, dated Feb., 1980. His name was Clayton and copies of Clayton family history are laid in as well. Also included is a pamphlet on Fort Richardson State Historic Site. 514 pp. Clean and bright copy with very slight edgewear. Gilt print on front cover is slightly rubbed. Bottom corner of page edge has very minor soiling from shelf. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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17 Humphrey, Janet G. A Texas Suffragist: Diaries and Writings of Jane Y. McCallum
Austin, Texas Ellen C Temple Pub 1988 0936650060 / 9780936650067 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed with lengthy inscription on front title page by author. 168 pp. Trade paperback is clean and tight. Light corner wear with very slight curling. Light sunning to spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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18 Hunter, J. Marvin, Editor. The Trail Drivers of Texas Revised Volume 1
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. George W. Saunders, President, Old Time Trail Drivers' Association 1924 Second Edition Hard Cover Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Revised Second Edition Volume I. Published under the direction of George W. Saunders, President of the Old Time Trail Drivers Association. Compiled by Hunter. Printed by Globe Printing Co., San Antonio. 494 pp. Six-Guns 1084; Rampaging Herd 1103; Basic Texas Books 99; Dobie Dykes 21; Graff 2020; Howes H816. Ex-college library (Ohio State Univ.) copy. Label on lower spine and other library markings, scuffed rear pasted down paper and rear free end paper has remnant of Due Date slip. Blue-green cloth boards with graphic of trail drive - shows some rippling of cloth and moderate edge wear. Bottom page edge has ink spotting, and forward page edge has darkening on top corner. Book has definite right lean. Last page has small penciled note - may be other notes though none apparent. 
Price: 235.00 USD
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19 Neal, Charles M., Jr. Valor Across the Lone Star
Austin Texas State Historical Association 2002 0876111843 / 9780876111840 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Stories of the battles in Texas for which the Medal of Honor was awarded. Action in the Indian Campaign by cavalrymen, soldiers and scouts, among them Negro Seminoles. A study of the men who helped win the west. Bright, crisp and tight book with like dust jacket. Unread. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 Nunn, W. C. Somervell Story of a Texas County
Fort Worth, Texas TCU Press 1975 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Inscription by author on title page to Dean Jerome A. Moore, Dean of Add-Ran College, TCU. Laid in are FWGS newsletter from 1996, a flyer about the book and an artical from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram about the publication of the book, dated April 4, 1976. 258 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with minor corner and spine end wear. Top edge of dust jacket has a few tiny closed tears, and spine shows a little rubbing at top and bottom. Small puncture at front hinge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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