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How Private Peck Put Down the Rebellion 1887

How Private Peck Put Down the Rebellion was first published by Belford, Clarke and Company in 1887. It was reprinted by this firm in 1889 and 1890. The first edition was published in cloth and in wraps. All editions are 316 pages and are illustrated by True Williams.

The story details Private Peck's misadventures in the Civil War. Although there is some truth to the episodes chronicled in this book, the events are infused with humor.

This title was published by a number of companies.
Belford, Clarke and Company, Chicago 1887-1890
Donohue, Henneberry Company, Chicago 1890
Morrill, Higgins and Company, Chicago 1892
W. B. Conkey and Company, Chicago 1893-1905
Homewood Publishing Company, Chicago 1902-1905

How Private Peck Put Down the rebellion also was published with Peck's Boss Book as a combination book.

Publishers of the combination book:
W. B. Conkey Company
Homewood Publishing Company
Thompson and Thomas
Charles C. Thompson Company

Since Homewood reprinted Conkey books, it is presumed that the Homewood and Conkey formats are the same. These books only have 96 pages of Peck's Boss Book. The combination book from Thompson and Thomas has 172 pages of Peck's Boss Book. The Charles C. Thompson Company has the first 96 pages of Peck's Boss Book.

Homewood Publishing Company (ca. 1902-1905)

 

Thompson and Thomas (Early 1900's-1908)

 

Charles C. Thompson Company (1909-1913)



Belford, Clarke and Company, Chicago 1887-1890

First Edition- Cloth

First Edition- Wraps

First Edition- Title page

 

1889

1890




Donohue, Henneberry and Company, Chicago 1890
This firm published seven Peck books, including this title in 1890 in its Caxton Edition of 12 Mos. The cover of this book has been seen in several colors.




Morrill, Higgins and Company, Chicago 1892
In 1892 this publisher printed a number of Peck's books including this title. Because of its short publishing history (1892-1893), they are extremely scarce.

None of this company's Peck books have been seen.

W. B. Conkey and Company, Chicago 1893-1905
Beginning in 1893 this firm published the Peck books.

In 1893 in non series format seven Peck books including this title were published for 25 cents each.

Subsequently all the Conkey How Private Peck Put Down the Rebellion books were part of a series which was either in wraps or cloth. For more information click here.

In Wraps:
- White City Series (wraps) 1893
- Franklin Series (wraps) ca.1903
- People's Series-3 Formats (1895)
  a. wraps

  b. Half imitation Morocco- plain edges
  c. Half imitation Morocco- gold gilt top and edges

Hard Cover Series
- Harvard Series (pre-1900)
- Copyright Series-ca.1903
- New Abbey Series
- Humorous Series
(This title was published in several series which are unnamed)

Harvard Series

Copyright Series

 

New Abbey Series Representative Cover 1902

New Abbey Series Representative Cover 1904

 

Unknown Conkey Series



Homewood Publishing Company, Chicago 1902-1905
This company published a number of Peck books in various series. These books are somewhat scarce. I have no examples of this title published by Homewood.

For certain this title was published in the Franklin Series. This series is in wraps.

For more information about Homewood and the Peck books, click here.

 

Last Revision: December 30, 2014