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The Godfather lettered

Mario Puzo


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Art Weger


Francis Ford Coppola

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The Godfather lettered
The Godfather lettered

Description from Suntup website

The fine press edition of The Godfather by Mario Puzo is presented in three states: Artist, Numbered and Lettered. The Artist and Numbered editions measure 6” x 9”, and the Lettered edition measures 6¼ x 9⅜ with a deckle at the fore- and lower-edge. The text pages are set in Requiem with the Numbered and Lettered editions printed letterpress by Bradley Hutchinson and Max Koch on a Heidelberg Cylinder in Austin, Texas.

Included are fourteen copper plate intaglio illustrations by Art Werger, as well as an introduction by Francis Ford Coppola from the 50th Anniversary edition, and a note by Anthony Puzo. The Numbered and Lettered editions are signed by Francis Ford Coppola, Anthony Puzo and Art Werger, and the Artist edition is signed by Art Werger.

The Lettered edition is limited to twenty-six copies lettered A-Z and is fully bound in black goatskin as a Jan Sobota two coverboard structure, with blind embossed leather headbands. Doublures are black goatskin and endleaves are Fedrigoni paper. The cover and doublures are stamped in blind and gold, and the edition is housed in a quarter leather clamshell enclosure with a rounded spine and gold lettering. The binding design is inspired by the work of bookbinder, calligrapher and typographer Gudrun Zapf-von Hesse, and this edition is handbound by Jacek Tylkowski in Komorniki, Poland.

The text pages are set in Requiem and are printed letterpress on mouldmade Arches paper by Bradley Hutchinson and Max Koch on a Heidelberg Cylinder in Austin, Texas. The deckle is maintained at the fore- & lower-edges and all fourteen illustrations are original aquatints printed on Hahnemühle Biblio, except for the frontispiece which is a mezzotint. The prints are guarded in with Japanese Shiohara handmade paper.

The illustrations in the Lettered edition are all original impressions, hand printed by the artist from the copper plates. Each print requires a separate inking, wiping, and running through the press, and each resulting print is considered an original work of art.

Other states: Artist edition - Numbered

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