This Chicago publisher bought
the plates, stock, and
copyrights of the Belford, Clarke and Company publishing house in 1892.
In August, 1893 Morrill, Higgins went into receivership. Four months
later in December, 1893, W. B. Conkey bought all of the book plates and
copyrights from Morrill, Higgins and Company. Thus , this publisher
only was in business for a little more than a year. This accounts for
the scarcity of the Morrill, Higgins' Peck books.
This publisher printed Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa-Complete
Edition in 1892 as Volume 1 #7 in its Idylwild Series. The books of
this series were in wraps and published at 50 cents each.
It also published the first complete edition (Peck's Bad Boy
No. 1 and No. 2 in one book) as a hardcover and in wraps not in the
Idylwild Series. These books cost $1.25 and 50 cents
Morrill, Higgins and Company published seven Peck books in its Midland
Library of Copyright Books. All of the titles had the 1892 Morrill,
Peck's Irish Friend, Phelan Geoheagan (as Volume II, No. 8 in the
Series). Published on June 21, 1892.
How Private Geo. W. Peck Put Down the Rebellion (as Volume 2, #7 in the
Peck's Boss Book
Peck Bad Boy and His Pa, No. 1 (Volume 1 of the Midland Series)
Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa, No. 2