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