The Godfather by Mario Puzo - Artist Edition

The Godfather by Mario Puzo - Artist Edition

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With its brilliant portrayal of the Corleone family, The Godfather by Mario Puzo burned its way into our national consciousness as the definitive novel of the Mafia underworld. Don Vito Corleone is the head of a New York Mafia family, presiding over a vast underground empire that includes rackets, gambling, bookmaking and unions from his fortress of a home in Long Island.

His influence runs through all levels of American society, from the cop on the beat to the nation’s leading politicians. But he is constantly at war with the four other families of the New York Mafia in their endless fight for power. As Corleone’s desperate struggle to control the Mafia underworld unfolds, so does the story of his family.

By the time Mario Puzo’s fictional account of the Corleone family arrived on bookshelves in 1969, organized crime had been prevalent in the news for nearly two decades, instilling fear and fascination into the hearts of the American public. When The Godfather first appeared on The New York Times bestseller list, the newspaper reported that the novel was “bound to be hugely successful, and not simply because the Mafia is in the news. Mr. Puzo’s novel is a voyeur’s dream, a skillful fantasy of violent personal power without consequence.”

It remained on The New York Times bestseller list for 67 weeks, and sold over nine million copies in two years. In 1972, The Godfather was turned into the incomparable film of the same name, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

A tale of family and society, law and order, obedience and rebellion, The Godfather reveals the dark passions of human nature played out against a backdrop of the American dream. 

The fine press limited edition of The Godfather by Mario Puzo is presented in three states: Lettered, Numbered and Artist editions. 

Please note that the Artist edition is not numbered.


  • 6” x 9” trim size.
  • 600 Pages.
  • Limited to 750 copies.
  • Signed by Art Werger.
  • Full cloth symth-sewn binding.
  • Foil blocked cover.
  • Introduction by Francis Ford Coppola from the 50th Anniversary edition.
  • A note by Anthony Puzo.
  • Fourteen copper plate intaglio illustrations by Art Werger printed offset.
  • Dust jacket illustrated by Art Werger (the only edition featuring this illustrated dust jacket). 
  • Set in Requiem type.
  • Printed offset on archival Cougar paper.
  • Housed in a durable embossed paper covered slipcase.
  • Bookmark with all pre-orders.

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Published editions may differ slightly from mockups and prototype designs.
Illustrations © 2021 by Art Werger.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
Jason Snyder

The Godfather by Mario Puzo - Artist Edition

The Godfather

I couldn't have asked for a better treatment of one of my favourite novels of all time.

Tim Walker

Class edition, as always


My dad loved it

Brandon Kroupa
An Offer One Couldn’t Refuse

I have always loved The Godfather and read the book years ago after seeing the film. When the opportunity came along that Suntup was going to produce a copy I jumped at the chance to finally own a nice quality hardcover edition (mine was an old paperback). It is another beautiful book. I love the artwork as it really brings out what is going on in the story. I am just sorry I couldn’t own the Lettered Edition as that would be the icing on the cake. Still extremely happen with the AE and as always can’t wait to see what comes next to add to my library from Suntup!