Author of Peck's Bad Boy

Author, Politician, Publisher, and Statesman

John R. Stanton, Chicago

This company published the same Peck books as the publisher Stanton and Van Vliet Company. The formats are the same as the latter company's.

Van Vliet bought out the Stanton interest in Stanton and Van Vliet in 1922. Thereafter Stanton and Van Vliet continued to publish the Peck books at the 2537 S. State Street address at least until 1925. There are no listings of publications by this company thereafter. It appears that John R. Stanton returned to the publishing business at at least by 1927 and perhaps in 1925 since there are John R. Stanton Company publications with the State Street address on the title page. The earliest books with this imprint that I have seen were dated 1927.

It appears that Stanton began his namesake publishing firm in 1925 or sometime shortly thereafter. Because the formats of the Peck books are identical, I suspect it was after Stanton and Van Vliet ceased to publish which was probably in the 1925 range.

Stanton published a combination book Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa which included Peck's Bad Boy, No. 1, Peck's Bad Boy, No. 2 and Peck's Sunshine. This edition included 100 illustrations by True Williams. Two formats of this book have been seen. Both books have the same title page

The four Peck Series books were published in wraps and hardcover. Below is an advertisement for the hardcover books which sold for $1.00 each

Peck's Bad Boy in an Airship
Peck's Bad Boy Abroad
Peck's Bad Boy with the Cowboys
Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus

Here are two of the four Stanton paperbacks. Note that the covers of the other two paperbacks are identical to those published by Stanton and Van Vliet.



Last Revision: April 8, 2014