The Water-Method Man, John Irving
First edition, first printing of Irving's scarce second book–"brutal reality and hallucination, comedy and pathos. A rich, unified tapestry" (Time).
New York: Random House, 1972. Publisher's original navy cloth over yellow paper boards stamped in blind, spine lettered in metallic blue; pp. (x), 365, . A near fine copy in a near fine, unclipped dust jacket. Binding remains sturdy and square, minimal wear to boards, internally clean and fine. Jacket shows minor shelfwear, rubbing and toning, protected in archival mylar. A very presentable copy.