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The Godfather by  Mario Puzo - First - 1969 - from Fine Book Cellar Limited ABA ILAB PBFA (SKU: 1476183138927)

The Godfather

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The Godfather

by Puzo, Mario

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Near Fine/Very Good+
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About This Item

First UK edition, first impression (William Heinemann Ltd, 1969). The basis for the for the famous series of films released between 1972 and 1990.

Publisher's original black cloth with lettering to spine in gilt. A near fine book with no internal marks or inscriptions; crease to bottom corner of some pages towards the centre of the book, but boards nice and clean and unmarked. The original and unclipped dust jacket has minimal toning to the spine panel and some mild instances of rubbing and wear to the extremities.


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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Fine Book Cellar Limited ABA ILAB PBFA GB (GB)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
The Godfather
Puzo, Mario
Book condition
second hand - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good+
Quantity available
William Heinemann Ltd
Date Published
Mario Puzo, Godfather, First
Bookseller catalogs
Modern First Editions; Books to Film;

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The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [more]
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [more]
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [more]
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [more]
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