Almost a year ago one of our book buyers was going through a box of books, a typical box, with old books that had been discarded years and years ago and stored in Charlotte Williams’ attic. They were nothing spectacular, maybe not books we see everyday, but books that are valued more for their age than content, until suddenly he found a very beautiful, very old, children’s edition of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. It’s always a little exciting when we find old illustrated classics, though they rarely price for more than $20 or $30, they are special for their age, quality, and style. But this one, it turns out, was a 1st American edition, 1st state, making it the most expensive book in Logos’ history. In November we sold this book with Ms. Williams at auction for $18k at Christie’s. Check out the Sentinel article published last Sunday!