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Peck's Bad Bad Boy and His Pa, No. 2

Peck's Bad Bad Boy and His Pa, No. 2 was first published in 1883 by Belford, Clarke and Company. There have been several title variations for this book including The Grocery Man and Peck's Bad Boy and Peck's Bad Boy No. 2 being a Continuation of Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa.

This title has numerous vignettes involving the "bad boy" similar to those in Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa. This book has 27 chapters included in its 240 pages (which all editions appear to have). All the editions have fifteen illustrations done by Louis F. Braunhold.

Braunhold (1854-) was a native of Chicago who was educated in St. Charles, Illinois. He was known as an engraver and lithographer. He illustrated numerous books and magazines articles.

True Williams (1839-1897) did illustrations for the Peck's Bad Boy combination books in the 1890's and later. He is best known for his illustrations of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.

Here is a September, 1883 advertisement



This title was published both as a solitary book as well as in a couple of combination books.

Publishers that printed this title as a single book:
Belford, Clarke and Company, Chicago 1883-1890 (First edition)
Rose Publishing Company, Toronto 1883
Butler Brothers, New York and Chicago 1889-1890
Donohue, Henneberry Company, Chicago 1890
John W. Lovell Company, New York 1891
Morrill, Higgins and Company, Chicago 1892
W. B Conkey and Company, 1893-1905
Homewood Publishing Company, Chicago 1902-1905
The Musson Book Company, Toronto (ca.1919)

Combination books:
Gay and Bird, London 1893
Musson Book Company, Toronto 1935
Morrill, Higgins and Company, Chicago 1892
W. B. Conkey Company, Chicago 1893-1905
Homewood Publishing Company, Chicago 1902-1905
Thompson and Thomas, Chicago 1900-1908
Charles C. Thompson Company, Chicago 1909-1917
Stanton and Van Vliet Company, Chicago 1917-1920's
John R. Stanton Company, Chicago 1922- ?
David McKay Company, New York ca.1929

Belford, Clarke and Company (1883-1890)
This Chicago house published the first edition of this title in September, 1883. The first copies were published in hard cover ($1.00) and in wraps (50 cents).

The Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa, No. 2 cover formats were the same between 1883 and 1888. The books were 7.5 x 5.25 and were published in several different colors. The cover formats are different for the 1889 and 1890 books.

By 1888 this title was in its 200,000th printing. At that time the paper cover book was priced at 25 cents.

1883-1888 covers

 
 

First edition title page



I have seen two different copyright pages for the 1883 books. One notes Donohue and Henneberry as the printer and binder of the book at the base of the copyright page. One does not note this company. I think that the page that mentions the binder is the later of the two since 1884 Belford, Clarke Peck books do show the binder at the base of the title page.

1889 format

 

1890 Format



Rose Publishing Company, Toronto 1883
Rose published two editions of The Grocery Man and Peck's Bad Boy. A hardcover book was published with 152 pages. Its print date is unclear. This title was also published in The Rose Library as #41. Therefore it was published in August, 1883. Since the United States copyright date was granted on August 24, 1883, this may mean that the Rose Publishing Company copy is the true first.

Butler Brothers, New York and Chicago 1889
This title was No. 90 in the Electric Series. This series in wraps was published in 1889-1890.

Donohue, Henneberry Company, Chicago 1890
This firm published seven Peck books, including this title in 1890 in its Caxton Edition of 12 Mos.



John W. Lovell Company, New York 1891
This title was one of seven that Lovell published in its 1891 Oxford Edition.



Morrill, Higgins and Company, Chicago 1892
This publisher printed a number of Peck's books. Because of its short publishing history (1892-1893) they are extremely scarce. Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa, No. 2 in the Midland Series. This series was in wraps.

Two combination books of Peck's Bad Boy No. 1 and No. 2 were published by the firm. One was in the Idylwild Series and was in wraps. The other was not in any series and was published in wraps and hardcover at 50 cents and $1.25 respectively. These were the first of the Peck combination books.

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

W. B. Conkey and Company, Chicago 1893-1905
Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa, No. 2 was published in numerous formats, both non-series and within series, wraps and hardcovers by Conkey.

In 1893 this title was published along with the other Peck books in wraps for 25 cents.

Beginning in the 1893 Conkey published combination books which included this title.

Peck's Bad Boy Complete included both Peck's Bad Boy No. 1 and No. 2. It is 8.25 x 6. This book is part of Conkey's Young Folks' Standard Classics Series. (This book was also issued in wraps in the Franklin Series -see below)

For more information on the Conkey books click here.



Later in the late 1890's and early 1900's Conkey printed Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa (Complete) and His Compendium of Fun. This book also had part of Peck's Sunshine in it. There are two formats.

Earlier

 

Later

Later



Non Combination books were published in a number of cloth and wraps formats. Not all of them have been seen. Representative covers are shown.

In Wraps:

- White City Series (wraps) 1893
- Franklin Series (wraps)- 1893-1903 (Multiple dates)
- People's Series- 3 Formats (1895)
   a. wraps
   b. Half imitation Morocco-plain edges
   c. Half imitation Morocco- gold gilt top and edges
- Peerless Series (ca. 1903)

White City Series 1893 (7.5 x 5.25)

Franklin Series (This 1893 book was a combination book which included both Peck's Bad Boy No. 1 and No. 2.)

 

Franklin Series 1899 (7.5 x 5.5)

Franklin Series (post-1901) #10 in this series (7 x 4.75)

 

People's Series 1895 (7.25 x 4.5)



Hard Cover Series
- Harvard Series (pre-1900)
- Copyright Series ca. 1903
- New Abbey Series ca. 1900-1904
- Humorous Series ca. 1902
- Young Folks' Standard Classics (ca. 1903) (See above in the combination Conkey books for a picture of this book)

Harvard Series

Copyright Series

 

New Abbey Series 1902

New Abbey Series 1904

 

Humorous Series



Homewood Publishing Company, Chicago ca. 1902-1905
This firm published this title in wraps, hardcover and in combination books.

Most of its publications are the same as the earlier Conkey books.

For more information about this publisher, click here.

Combination Books: Peck's Bad Boy and His Compendium of Fun combines Peck's Bad Boy, No. 1 and Peck's Bad Boy, No. 2 with Peck's Sunshine in one volume. This combination book was previously published by Conkey in the same format.



Another combination book was found in the Peerless Series.
The book is in wraps. This volume includes Peck's Bad Boy, No. 1, Peck's Bad Boy, No. 2 and Peck's Sunshine.

Franklin Series (1903 version) had seven Peck books including this title. This book appears to be identical to the earlier Conkey published series.

 

Last Revision: July 25, 2016