Life of Pi by Yann Martel - Numbered Edition

Life of Pi by Yann Martel - Numbered Edition

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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 250 copies.
  • Signed by Yann Martel and Jon Ching.
  • Handbound by Roger Grech in the United Kingdom.
  • Full goatskin binding.
  • Tooled and foil blocked cover with leather onlay. 
  • Six full color illustrations by Jon Ching.
  • Color fold-out featuring the Classic edition dust jacket illustration by Jon Ching.
  • Endsheets are Hahnemühle Bugra.
  • Headbands are handmade with leather.
  • Printed letterpress on Mohawk Superfine paper.
  • Text pages are set in Tyfa and Brahmos.
  • Housed in a cloth covered clamshell enclosure lined with velour.
  • Bookmark with all pre-orders.

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

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews

Magnificent binding by Roger Grech, wonderful illustrations and typography. An outstanding Suntup production of a modern classic.


Perfect in every way. The print and the binding is excellent. I really love the sculpted headcaps.

Unique colour

The orange leather is nothing short of stunning. Add to that the gorgeous design on the front. The deep brown of the enclosure brings it all together. It makes the orange stand out even more, and works nicely with the turquoise accents. Great overall book design!

Chris Willis
Another one hit out of the Park!

Life of Pi numbered - Wow! This book is another one from a great publisher that continuously amazes me. The quality is superb!

Sylwia D
A beautiful book - another one from Suntup!

Another beautiful numbered leather-bound book from Suntup! A full goatskin binding with a tooled & foil blocked cover, and a leather onlay. The headbands are handmade with leather and endsheets are Hahnemühle Bugra. A fold-out of the Classic edition dust jacket illustration is included in this edition. Housed in a cloth covered clamshell enclosure lined with velour, and is printed letterpress on Mohawk Superfine. This edition is signed by the author and artist, and is handbound by Roger Grech in the United Kingdom. Another piece of art added to collection, thank you Suntup!