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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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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.
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North America - South West

North America - South West

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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 Basil C. Hedrick, et al The Meso-American Southwest
Carbondale, IL Southern Illinois University 1974 0809306654 / 9780809306657 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good++ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled, "Readings in Archaeology, Ethnohistory, and Ethnology". 1st Ed. 1st Ptg. 178 pp. Crisp and bright copy with minor wear to boards. Previous owner's name on front free end paper and on dedication page. Else clean interior. Bright orange dust jacket with black print and design - light wear - spine is slightly sun faded. Very nice copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 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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5 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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6 Harold S. Colton Black Sand: Prehistory in Northern Arizona
Albuquerque, NM Univesity of New Mexico 1960 First Edition Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
132 pp. Tight copy with bumping on corners and spine ends. Foxing on top page edge and interior pages have occasional faint foxing/spotting. Else clean interior. No dust jacket. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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7 Hollon, W. Eugene Beyond the Cross Timbers, The Travels of Randolph B. Marcy
Norman, OK University of Oklahoma Press 1955 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Inscribed by the author to a long-time friend, a judge in Ozona, TX. There is a great deal of underlining and associated comments expressing familiarity and knowledge of the subject matter - which could enhance the story for some readers. Previous owner's stamp on both end papers. Book has light bumping to spine and corners. Dust jacket has chipping and creasing along edges and spine. Chipping loss on top of spine about 1". Back cover shows rubbing and slight soiling to white background. 
Price: 33.00 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 Paul Horgan Josiah Gregg and His Vision of the Early West
New York Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1979 First Edition Cloth Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 116 pp. Light tan linen boards are clean, crisp and bright with very minor wear on edges. Appears unread. Dust jacket is crisp with a little wear on spine ends and some rubbing on cream color of back of dust jacket. Very nice copy. 
Price: 19.50 USD
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10 Paul I. Wellman Glory, God and Gold
Garden City, NY Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1954 No Stated Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Six Guns & Saddle Leather - #2338. First edition, 1954, early printing. Book is tight and crisp with very slight edgewear. Previous owner's name on front free end paper. End pages are maps of the Southwest and have very light foxing near the hinges. The dust jacket is bright and clean with minor bumping - a 1/2" chip out of bottom spine and a smaller chip on back top edge of spine. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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11 Pyne, Stephen J. How the Canyon Became Grand: A Short History
New York, New York, U.S.A. Viking Pr 1998 0670881104 / 9780670881109 1st Ed., 2nd Ptg. Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
199 pp. EX-LIB with clean text block and minimum library markings. Dust jacket is in protective cover NOT taped to boards of book. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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12 Rabbitt. Mary C., Et al; Don Fowler, Robert C. Euler, and Catherine S. Fowler The Colorado River Region and John Wesley Powell, Geological Survey Professional Paper 669; John Wesley Powell and the Anthropology of The Canyon Country, Geological Survey Professional Paper 670
Washington, D.C. U.S. Government Printing Office 1969 First Edition Pictorial Covers Very Good+/Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Group of 2 books on Powell and the Grand Canyon. First, "The Colorado River Region and John Wesley Powell","A collection of papers honoring Powell on the 100th anniversary of his exploration of the Colorado River, 1869 - 1969", with four different articles. Oversize format, 9 1/4"W X 11 3/4"H. 145 pp. Boards have graphic of Grand Canyon in brown monochrome. Very slight right lean. Corners and spine ends have bumping. Top corner of front free end paper has previous owner's name stamped in blue ink, and a penciled number on top near gutter. End papers have a little discoloration. Clean text block. Second book is stapled trade paperback, "John Wesley Powell and the Anthropology of the Canyon Country", 30 pp. 9"W X 11 1/2"H. Front wrap has same graphic of the canyon with previous owner's name stamped on upper right corner, which is slightly bumped, and upper right corner of pages have slight creasing. Other corners and spine ends have very light wear, with front forward edge of wrap having a tiny tear and 1" crease. Nice grouping of Grand Canyon/Powell survey and professional papers. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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13 Roberts, David The Pueblo Revolt: The Secret Rebellion That Drove the Spaniards Out of the Southwest
Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A. Simon & Schuster 2004 074325516X / 9780743255165 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 279 pp. Tight and bright copy with minor corner and spine end wear. Dust jacket is bright and crisp - laminate at bottom edge of front panel is separating. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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14 Roberts, Virginia Culin With Their Own Blood: A Saga of Southwestern Pioneers
Forth Worth, Texas, U.S.A. Texas Christian Univ Pr 1992 0875650902 / 9780875650906 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 286 pp. Crisp bright and tight copy with clean interior. Top page edge has very minor soiling. Dust jacket is bright and clean - in protective cover. 
Price: 42.50 USD
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15 Thompson, Jerry Texas & New Mexico on the Eve of the Civil War
Albuquerque, NM University of New Mexico Press 2001 082632102X / 9780826321022 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Subtitled, "The Mansfield & Johnston Inspections, 1859-1861". Inscribed by the author on half title page. Book and dust jacket both show very little shelfwear. There is a small pencil erasure on the front free end paper. Nice signed copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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