Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1904.
Hardcover. First edition, trade issue. Octavo. 98, pp. Frontispiece illustration of actress Nance O'Neil. Green cloth gilt with applied illustration. Owner's name on front pastedown, near fine lacking the dustwrapper. Inscribed by Nance O'Neil, for whom the verse play was written, on the front fly. She has also written underneath her portrait: "Judith of Bethulia I am called." An epic dramatic poem that was the basis for two films, most importantly D.W. Griffith's 1914 version, which was his first feature length film, the first of his "epics," and the film that laid the groundwork for his future spectaculars. The budget shocked the Biograph film company, and Griffith was soon let go, to the eventual benefit of all of filmdom. Exceptionally uncommon in jacket.