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Hurst and Company, New York

Hurst published three Peck books that initially had the same formats as the three Peck books published by Jamieson-Higgins Company.

-Peck's Uncle Ike and the Red Headed Boy
-Peck's Red Headed Boy

These three books were printed both in wraps (30 cents) and hardcover (60 cents) by Hurst in 1903. Until 1909 the cover pictures were unchanged. Starting in 1909 there were new cover pictures for these titles. The books still were published in hardcovers and wraps.

The Hardcover books are 7.75 x 5.75.

1903-1908 in wraps

Post-1909 Earlier format with
uncoated brown paper dust jacket

Post-1909 book cover


Post-1909 format (earlier)


Post-1909 format (later)


Post-1909 Later Format with white coated dust jacket paper

These Sunbeams' are post-1909. Most likely the red/orange book is earlier.


The Fairy Tale Series is a seventeen volume series published between 1905 and 1908. The titles were priced at 50 cents each. The covers are stereotyped except for the title and the appliqué picture. The books are 7.5 x 5.25 (12 Mo.) and originally came with a dust jacket. Peck's Uncle Ike and the Red Headed Boy is the only Peck volume in the series.

Hurst's Presentation Series was published between 1905 and 1909. A Peck Combination book which included Peck's Uncle Ike and the Red-Headed Boy and Peck's Red Headed Boy was part of this series. Each book in this set has six colored lithographic pictures. This title came with a dust jacket which has not been seen. This volume is crown 8 vo. (8" x 6") and sold for $1.00.

Starting in 1909 Peck's Uncle Ike and the Red Headed Boy was published in the Young American Library. This 12 mo. book sold for 50 cents. The book can be distinguished from the earlier non series Pecks' by its smaller size- 7 x 5.25. Also the books in this series have a list of "Hurst's Books for Boys" on the back of the dust jacket.




Dust jacket reverse


Last Revision: October 25, 2017