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

  • The Water-Method Man.

The Water-Method Man.

Item Number: 75085

New York: Random House, 1972.

First edition of Irving’s second book. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by John Irving on the title page. Bookplate to the front pastedown, near fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows some light shelfwear. 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).