Lot 398: Puzo Mario. The Godfather. A Novel. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, [1969].

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Description: Puzo Mario. The Godfather. A Novel. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, [1969]. In-8° (mm 208x140). Pagine 446, [2]. Legatura editoriale in mezza tela nera, tela color crema ai piatti, impressioni in oro al piatto anteriore e al dorso, sovraccoperta originale in carta nera con bandelle stampata in tricromia, contropiatti e sguardie in carta color mattone, sovraccoperta appena sgualcita lungo i bordi ma buon esemplare. Prima edizione, in first impression, di questo celebre romanzo poliziesco dello scrittore e sceneggiatore statunitense Mario Puzo. Straordinaria opera, nella quale pulsa la rabbia di un mondo sotterraneo dominato dalle strategie di potere e dalla violenza mafiosa, The Godfather rappresenta essenzialmente la storia di un uomo e della sua scalata ai vertici del potere, fotografato con vigoroso e documentato realismo. Nel 1972 il cineasta Francis Ford Coppola portò sul grande schermo questo affresco della società malavitosa italo-americana, dando vita alla trilogia tuttora considerata pietra miliare della storia del cinema. 8° (208x140 mm). 446, [2] pages. Editorial black half-cloth, cream cloth on the covers, gilt impressions on the front cover and the spine, original dust jacket in black paper with straps printed in three colors, bricky paper on the pastedowns and flyleaves, creased the dust jacket otherwise a fair copy. First edition, in First impression, of this famous detective story of the american writer and scriptwriter Mario Puzo. Amazing work, in which pulses the anger of an underground world dominated by strategies of power and violence of the Mafia, The Godfather is essentially the story of a man and his rise to the pinnacle of power, photographed and documented with vigorous realism. In 1972 the filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola brought to the big screen this fresco of the Italian-American underworld society, giving rise to the trilogy still considered a milestone in film history.
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