First Edition. A courtroom drama where the judge is forced to pass judgment on a woman with whom he had an affair. The dustjacket copy asks the questions: "Shall he remain true to his oath of office or save the girl?" and "Shall he go the way of the world or accept punishment by confession and renunciation?". Basis for the 1924 black and white silent film directed by Victor Sjostrom and starring Mae Busch and Conrad Nagel. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, nicks and cm sized chip at top spine end, short closed tear at rear panel.