Life of Pi by Yann Martel - Lettered Edition

Life of Pi by Yann Martel - Lettered Edition

Regular price $2,500.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $2,500.00 USD
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Limit 1 Copy Per Person. Refer to our Order Limits policy.

A magical reading experience, Life of Pi by Yann Martel explores the redemptive power of storytelling in a meta-tale of adventure, survival, and ultimately, faith.

Pi Patel is an unusual boy. The son of a zookeeper, he has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. Practicing not only his native Hinduism but also Christianity and Islam, Pi tries on various faiths for size, attracting “religions the way a dog attracts fleas.” When Pi is 16, his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship along with their zoo animals bound for new homes. The ship sinks and Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat with his only companions: a wounded zebra, a spotted hyena, a seasick orangutan, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger.

Yann Martel has said that Life of Pi can be summarized in three statements: “Life is a story. You can choose your story. A story with God is the better story.”

First published in 2002, Martel’s breathtaking breakout novel became an international bestseller and went on to win the Man Booker Prize, and was also named Amazon’s Best Book of 2002. It has been adapted into an Academy Award-winning film and a Tony Award-winning play.

The fine press limited edition of Life of Pi by Yann Martel is presented in three states: Lettered, Numbered and Classic editions.


  • 6" x 9" trim size.
  • 332 Pages.
  • Limited to 26 copies.
  • Signed by Yann Martel and Jon Ching.
  • Bradel binding with goatskin covering the spine.
  • Boards handmade from Buckeye Burl wood & epoxy resin. 
  • Six full color illustrations by Jon Ching.
  • Color fold-out featuring the Classic edition dust jacket illustration by Jon Ching.
  • Endsheets are Hahnemühle Bugra. 
  • Printed letterpress on mouldmade Rives 115 gsm paper.
  • Text pages are set in Tyfa and Brahmos
  • Housed in a cloth-covered clamshell enclosure with a velour liner.
  • Bookmark with all pre-orders.

Published editions may differ slightly from mockups and prototype designs.
Photography by Yegor Malinovskii.
Illustrations © 2022 by Jon Ching.

View full details

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review

This is now my favourite Suntup edition. And that surprised me. I feared the boards might be a bit of a gimmick. They are not, they are gorgeous. They have a depth to them, and create a suggestion of rolling waves when you move them in the light. The whole design evokes the feeling of the story. This is what Suntup seems to do so well, catch the feeling of a story.