Peck's Boss Book
Butler Brothers published a multivolume paperback series, the Electric
Series, which had more than 500 titles.
Eight books were part of this series:
#1 The Bad Boy at Home
#2 A Bad Boy Abroad
#89 Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa
#90 Peck's Bad Boy, No. 2
#91 Peck's Sunshine
#92 Peck's Fun
#93 Peck's Boss Book
#94 Peck's Compendium of Fun
This series was published in the 1889-1890 time frame. During its run
the Electric Series used more than one numbering system. Peck's Boss
Book has been seen as #139 in alternative numbering for this series.
Butler Brothers was founded as a small "department" store by
George and Edward Butler. A year later a third brother, Charles, joined
the firm. They are known for their innovation of the five cents counter
which they originated in 1878. It incorporated as Butler Brothers in
1887. The Brothers began in New York and eventually spread to Chicago,
St. Louis. Dallas, and Minneapolis.
The Butler Brothers are another example of a retail store that sold a
typical publisher's series on their own imprint but most likely did not
do the printing.