The Godfather numbered
Francis Ford Coppola
Median Market Value
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 Numbered edition of 350 copies is a full leather binding with stamping in blind and gold on the cover. The leather chosen for this edition is a luxurious Japanese cowhide. The binding design is inspired by the work of bookbinder, calligrapher and typographer Gudrun Zapf-von Hesse. The text pages are set in Requiem and are printed letterpress on Mohawk Superfine by Bradley Hutchinson and Max Koch on a Heidelberg Cylinder in Austin, Texas. Endsheets are Hahnemühle Bugra and endbands are leather wrapped. Illustrations are printed offset on mouldmade Arches paper, and are tipped in. The edition is housed in a slipcase covered with linen bookcloth lined with velour, and is signed by Francis Ford Coppola, Anthony Puzo and Art Werger.