Hazzard, Shirley THE EVENING OF THE HOLIDAY
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1966. First edition, first printing. Jacket design by George Salter. Hardcover. Fine in red cloth lettered in black and gilt over gray-green boards with gilt initial device, bright red top edge coloring; in a near fine, mildly age-toned and price-clipped dust jacket that shows some mild edgewear and soiling, and one tiny closed tear.
Hazzard's first novel, "one of the most beautiful short novels ever written....composed of details every one of which, which marvelous delicacy, summons up life in the large."--Paul Horgan. Hazzard won her third National Book Award for THE GREAT FIRE.