[Mark Twain]. Albert Bigelow Paine. The Boys' Life of Mark Twain. The Story of a Man who Made the World Laugh and Love Him. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, [1916, really 1918]. First edition, later printing (publisher's code G-S, July 1918, on the copyright page, the code of the first was I-Q). Octavo (7.25 x 4.75 inches; 185 x 120 mm.). , [ix], [1, blank], 353, [1, blank] pages. Frontispiece and numerous illustrated plates inserted throughout. Publisher's blue cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt, front board ruled in blind with an oval photographic portrait affixed at the center; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers. Spine lean; a small, white patch of speckled staining to the front board; extremities lightly worn; corners barely bent. Tiny fox marks to the fore-edge of the text block. Near fine. Abridged from his 1912 biography and reworked for a younger audience with additional illustrations. BAL Clemens Selected References, p. 251. (#10229).