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

  • The Water-Method Man.
  • The Water-Method Man.
  • The Water-Method Man.

The Water-Method Man.

$350.00

Item Number: 62980

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, “John Irving For Elias Kanner.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light 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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