The Godfather by Mario Puzo - Numbered Edition

The Godfather by Mario Puzo - Numbered 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.


  • 6” x 9” trim size.
  • 600 pages.
  • Limited to 350 copies.
  • Signed by Francis Ford Coppola, Anthony Puzo and Art Werger.
  • Full leather binding in luxurious Japanese cowhide.
  • Blind and gold stamping on the cover.
  • Binding design inspired by the work of bookbinder, calligrapher and typographer Gudrun Zapf-von Hesse.
  • 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 on Arches mouldmade paper.
  • Set in Requiem and Printed letterpress on Mohawk Superfine by Bradley Hutchinson and Max Koch on a Heidelberg Cylinder in Austin, Texas.
  • Endsheets are Hahnemühle Bugra.
  • Endbands are leather wrapped.
  • Housed in a slipcase covered with linen bookcloth lined with velour. 
  • Bookmark with all pre-orders.

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

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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Jacob Corbin
In this case it's personal, not business...

Fantastic production. Worth the wait, and every penny.

Luzius Cameron


Joseph Manning

Once again SUNTUP shows it's total commitment to producing the finest books on the market and Puzo's Godfather is no exception. After unfortunate delays during it's production SUNTUP responded by upgrading the edition and the end results are stunning with clamshell traycase, brilliant endpapers, excellent artwork throughout as well as signed by the movie mastermind Francis Ford Coppola! The response to this work of art is overwhelmingly positive and another gem added to the SUNTUP canon!

Ed Hoffman
Brilliant Work of Literary Art

Suntup version of The Godfather is a brilliant work of art, for a brilliant work of art. The book design is outstanding and will be a treasured family book for the future. Outstanding production!

Christopher Morrow
Gorgeous edition

The Suntup Editions Numbered
Edition is absolutely gorgeous. It is so much nicer to see it in person.