Godfather

by Puzo, Mario

The Godfather is a classic crime novel by Mario Puzo, detailing the story of a fictional Mafia family in New York in the 1940s and 1950s. This novel introduced America to the first family of crime fiction - the Corleones, and it remains a classic in American popular culture. Power, greed, and family loyalty all play out in this portrayal of the mafia underworld. Author Mario Puzo wrote the book based on his personal need for the cash advance, and the paperback rights for The Godfather went on to sell for a record $410,000. The mega-blockbuster 1972 film directed by Francis Ford Coppola featured Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, and James Caan, among others.

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First editions of The Godfather were published by G.P. Putnam Sons in 1969. The original first edition dust jackets will have a print stamp of $6.95 on the front flap and 6903 on the bottom, indicating it was printed in March of 1969. The back flap has three reviews for The Dark Arena and two reviews of The Fortunate Pilgrim.

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The Godfather

by Mario Puzo

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Used - Good-
Jacket Condition
Good-
Edition
First
Published
1969
Binding
Black cloth with gold gilt lettering to spine
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Cape Town, ZAF
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DW. Not Price clipped. No Inscriptions. DW worn but no chips or tears. Bump to lower front board close to spine.
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The Godfather.

The Godfather.

by Puzo, Mario [Marlon Brando]

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Published
1969
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New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1969. First edition of Puzo's definitive novel of the Mafia underworld, signed by him and legendary Academy Award-winning actor Marlon Brando. Octavo, original half black cloth. Boldly signed by both Mario Puzo and Marlon Brando on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket art by S. Neil Fujita. Housed… Read more about this item
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The Godfather

by Puzo, Mario

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Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Published
1969
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Portland, Oregon, USA
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New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1969. First Edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's original cream colored cloth with gilt decoration on front panel over black cloth spine with titles in gilt. Near Fine, a bright and fresh copy with a slight lean to the binding, erasure-mark to top corner of half-title page.… Read more about this item
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The Godfather

by Mario Puzo

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Used - Book is Very Good slight pulling of spine at top, bright and clean
Jacket Condition
DJ is Good--shows much shelf wear all around, top left front top layer of paper is scatch off. Unclipped, DJ has $6.95 price int
Edition
First Edition, 03/1969, Stated Fifteenth Impression
Published
1969
Binding
White boards with black cloth binding. Gold image embossed on front panel
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Nashua, New Hampshire, USA
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Putnam, 1969. First Edition, 03/1969, Stated Fifteenth Impression. White boards with black cloth binding. Gold image embossed on front panel. Book is Very Good slight pulling of spine at top, bright and clean/DJ is Good--shows much shelf wear all around, top left front top layer of paper is scatch off. Unclipped, DJ has $6.95 price intact on flap as… Read more about this item
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THE  GODFATHER.
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THE GODFATHER.

by Puzo Mario

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1969
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Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
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New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1969. First Edition, First Issue in First Issue dustjacket, with SIGNED Card by Mario Puzo inserted into the book. Thick 8vo, publisher’s original cloth backed boards, lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper cover, in the original pictorially decorated dustjacket. Now protected in… Read more about this item
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The Godfather

by Mario Puzo

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Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition; Later Printing
Published
1969-03-10
ISBN
9780399103421
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Carrollton, Texas, USA
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Black boards with gold writing on spine; top of book spine slightly rumpled. Bottom of book spine rumpled; very slight wrinkling to some side page edges. Cover price of $24.95 and 6903 on front dust jacket flap; light shelf wear to top and bottom of dust jacket spine. Book has overall tight binding and pages still look in excellent condition. Putnam… Read more about this item
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The Godfather SIGNED
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The Godfather SIGNED

by Mario Puzo

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Edition
First Edition, First Printing
Published
1969
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Clarence, New York, USA
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New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1969. First Edition, First Printing. The Godfather" by Mario Puzo. Published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1969. Signed by the author on a professionally tipped in page from a signed limited edition, therefore the authenticity is guaranteed. This book measures approximately 8.5" x 5.75" with 446 numbered pages. The… Read more about this item
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The Godfather

by Puzo, Mario

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Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
very good
Edition
1st Edition
Published
1969
Binding
Hardcover
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Beverly Hills, California, USA
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G.P Putnam's Sons, 1969. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. Near fine first edition with all first edition issue points present. Copyright page states Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 69-11465 on the top, and printed by American Book-Stratford Press on the bottom, with no statements of additional impressions. Light soiling and fading on boards and spine, light… Read more about this item
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The Godfather

by Mario Puzo

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Used - Good+
Jacket Condition
Good-
Edition
Book Club
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Carrollton, Texas, USA
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Black boards with silver writing on spine; top and bottom of book spine rumpled. Slight dent on top edge of front and back boards; book has slight lean to right. Foxing to top and side page edges; top of front dust jacket chipped; small chip on top corner of back dust jacket. Small piece missing from bottom of corner of… Read more about this item
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The Godfather.

The Godfather.

by Puzo, Mario

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Published
1969
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Palm Beach, Florida, USA
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New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1969. First edition of Puzo's definitive novel of the Mafia underworld. Octavo, bound in full morocco by the Harcourt Bindery, gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, gilt ruling to the front and rear panels, gilt stamped to the front panel, gilt inner dentelles stamp-signed by the… Read more about this item
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The Godfather
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The Godfather

by Puzo, Mario

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1969
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Harrogate, North Yorkshire, GBR
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London: Heinemann, 1969. First UK edition, first printing. Published by Heinemann in London, 1969. This is a very good copy. The dust wrapper has some marks to both panels, with handling marks also present. There is slight lifting in the outer layer at the spine tips, with both edges also lightly worn. It has been price clipped. There is… Read more about this item
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The Godfather
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The Godfather

by Puzo, Mario

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Used - near fine
Jacket Condition
very good
Edition
first
Published
1969
Binding
Hardcover
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Beverly Hills, California, USA
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G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1969. first. hardcover. near fine/very good. INSCRIBED first edition. Book near fine, cracking along binding of page of other Puzo books. Dust jacket very good, wear along edges. Housed in part leather, part cloth, custom-made foldout case.
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The Godfather: A Novel

The Godfather: A Novel

by Puzo, Mario

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Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
Published
1969
Binding
Hardcover
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Johannesburg, ZAF
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Heinemann , 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Name of the previous owner. Publication of 446 pages. The dust jacket is a little shelf rubbed. There old tape residue marks on the flaps of the book and on the endpapers. The boards are in good condition. Internally the pages are immaculately clean and complete.… Read more about this item
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The Godfather

The Godfather

by Mario Puzo

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New
Binding
Hardback
ISBN
9780399103421
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Southport, Merseyside, GBR
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Hardback. New.
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The Godfather [with] The Sicilian
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The Godfather [with] The Sicilian

by Puzo, Mario

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1969/1985
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Harrogate, North Yorkshire, GBR
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London: Heinemann/Bantam, 1969/1985. A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1969. A near fine book without inscriptions. In a very good unclipped wrapper with some light wear to the corners and to the edges. Accompanied by a very good book in like unclipped wrapper of the first edition of 'The Sicilian', Puzo's follow-up to 'The Godfather' … Read more about this item
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The Godfather.

The Godfather.

by Puzo, Mario

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Published
1969
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Palm Beach, Florida, USA
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London: William Heinemann, 1969. First British edition of Puzo's definitive novel of the Mafia underworld. Octavo, original boards. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Nino, with love and best wishes Mario Puzo." Very good in a very good dust jacket. A searing novel of the Mafia underworld, The Godfather introduced readers to the… Read more about this item
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The Godfather: 50th Anniversary Edition

The Godfather: 50th Anniversary Edition

by Mario Puzo

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New
Binding
Paperback / softback
ISBN
9780451205766
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Southport, Merseyside, GBR
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Paperback / softback. New.
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The Godfather

by Mario Puzo

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Used - Near Fine +
Jacket Condition
Very Good +
Edition
First Edition
Published
1969
Binding
Hardcover
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Orange Park, Florida, USA
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London: William Heinemann, 1969. Book. Near Fine +. Hardcover. First Edition. First UK edition, first printing, as indicated by "First published in Great Britain 1969" stated on the copyright page with no later printing statement. First-issue white dust jacket has the publisher's original "£1.75 net" price at lower edge of front flap and no printing on rear cover. Black cloth… Read more about this item
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The Godfather

by Mario Puzo

Condition
Used:Good
Edition
5th Impression
Published
1969-03-10
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN
9780399103421
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HOUSTON, Texas, USA
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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1969-03-10. 5th Impression. Hardcover. Used:Good.
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The Godfather

The Godfather

by Puzo, Mario

Condition
Used - Poor
Jacket Condition
Poor
Edition
First Edition
Published
1969
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN
9780434604913
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Johannesburg, ZAF
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Heinemann, 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. Poor/Poor. a very worn, damp and repaired copy. ownership inscription. poor condition, mainly as a reference copy.[SK]. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services.
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