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Peck's Fun

Peck's Fun is a 276 page collection of vignettes. All of the stories appeared originally in either Peck's Bad Boy, No. 1, Peck's Fun (the 1879 edition) and Peck's Sunshine. Peck's Compendium of Fun which was published originally by Belford, Clarke and Son in 1883 contains all the vignettes in this Peck's Fun edition plus many more.

Note that a different edition of Peck's Fun was published between 1879 and 1883. That book was compiled by V. W. Richardson and has different vignettes.

The first edition of the 1886 Peck's Fun was published by Belford, Clarke and Company and was edited by Thomas Handford (Elmo).

Publishers that printed this book:
Belford-Clarke and Company, Chicago 1883
Frank F. Lovell and Company, New York 1886
Butler Brothers , New York 1889-1890
Donohue, Henneberry and Company, Chicago 1890
John Lovell Company, New York 1891
Morrill, Higgins and Company, Chicago 1892
W. B. Conkey and Company, Chicago 1893-1905
Homewood Publishing Company, Chicago ca.1902-1905

Belford, Clarke and Company
Belford, Clarke published this title in 1886 in hardcover as well as in wraps. By 1888 it was in its 125th thousand printing.

The 1886 first edition format is unknown at this time.




Frank F. Lovell and Co, New York 1887
In 1887 Peck's Fun was published as part of this firm's Household Library. These 12 mo. paperback volumes were sold for 25 cents each. This title was number 28 out of 34. Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa and Peck's Sunshine were also part of this series.

Butler Brothers, New York and Chicago 1889
This title was No. 89 in the Electric Series. This series in wraps was published in 1889-1890. Peck's Fun was No. 92 in this series. Click here for more information.

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. Peck's Fun is No. 236 in this series.

Peck's Fun was also published by this firm in 1888 as No. 28 in its Household Library. This large series is in wraps.

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.

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

W. B. Conkey and Company, Chicago 1893-1905
Peck's Fun was published by Conkey in numerous formats in and not in series both in wraps and hardcovers. Not all of the cover formats have been identified as to which series it belongs to. Look at the for more details.

In 1893 Peck's Fun was sold in a non series wraps format for @5 cents. this boo has not been seen.

In Wraps:
- White City Series (wraps) 1893
- Franklin Series (wraps)-1893 / 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
- Peerless Series (ca. 1903)

Hard Cover Series
- Harvard Series (pre-1900)
- Copyright Series ca.1903
- New Abbey Series ca. 1902
- Humorous Series ca. 1902

Harvard Series

Copyright Series

Representative covers of New Abbey Series. These books were published in the early 1900's.

New Abbey Series 1902

New Abbey Series 1904

Unknown Series

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

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

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

Unknown Series


Last Revision: February 26, 2017