First Edition of John Irving's The Water-Method Man; Warmly Inscribed by Him

  • The Water-Method Man.

The Water-Method Man.


Item Number: 79762

New York: Random House, 1972.

First edition of Irving’s second book. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “For William with my appreciation. John Irving.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. Jacket design by Hal Seigal.

The main character of John Irving's second novel, written when the author was twenty-nine, is a perpetual graduate student with a birth defect in his urinary tract--and a man on the threshold of committing himself to a second marriage that bears remarkable resemblance to his first. "Three or four times as funny as most novels" (The New Yorker).

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