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Peck’s Bad Boy Abroad Salesman Sample

Here is a salesman’s sample (prospectus) for Peck’s Bad Boy Abroad. The cover and the spine are noted below. This sample is for the first edition as it includes pages after number 379

In the back of the book is the summary page with the prices. Of note is the mention of a Library Edition, half leather, gold stamping for $2.25. This book has not been seen.

Found within this book is a four leaf pamphlet “Special Instructions to our agents How to Sell Peck’s Bad Boy Abroad.” This is a fascinating look into the maze modus operandi of the traveling book salesman. All four pages of this little pamphlet are shown below.