Author of Peck's Bad Boy

Author, Politician, Publisher, and Statesman

C. B. Beach, Chicago

This publisher printed one Peck book- Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa. This book was published in 1883 the year when C. B. Beach & Co. was founded and included three chapters that were not part of the Belford, Clarke and Company first edition (Chapters XXXVII, XXXVIII, and XXXIX). This book is 256 pages whereas the first edition has only 196 pages. The Beach title page is different than the Belford, Clarke first edition title page. See below for a comparison. The Beach book notes Belford, Clarke as the 1883 copyright holder. Thus the Beach Peck's Bad Boy is an early (1883) but not a first edition.

Not much is known about the publishing firm which was founded by Chandler B. Beach (1839-1928). Although the book is not a first 1883 edition, it is much rarer than the Belford, Clarke and Company first edition.



Last Revision: December 23, 2016