Rare and Modern


R & M Gerber Books offers more than 10,000 collectible books for sale, the majority published between 1900 and the present. We work with private collectors, other book dealers, and libraries on book searches, exhibitions, and consignments. We also purchase books from individuals and estates. For additional information, contact by phone:  914-552-9362

Richard has been in the book business for more than a decade.  He has been collecting books by and about James Joyce since the 1960s and has been a contributor to the James Joyce Quarterly for over thirty-five years.  Following a thirty-year career as a senior administrator at several New York-area universities and a hospital, he currently advises libraries, book dealers, and private collectors on collection development.  Items from his personal collection are now represented at Columbia University, Boston College, and the University of Notre Dame, among other institutions. Richard has lectured about Joyce and collecting at conferences in London, Dublin, New York, Miami, Toronto, and elsewhere.

Margy has focused mainly on books by and about American Indians, but her collection also includes history, linguistics, and modern poetry (see www.avonrarebooks.com).  Her interest in rare and antiquarian books developed out of her experience working with rare books at the University of Virginia library. A graduate of Trinity College (DC), the University of Virginia (M.A.), and The Johns Hopkins University (Ph.D.), Margy has published in French Historical Studies and has an essay in The Language Encounter in the Americas: 1492-1800 (2000). She has also been awarded research fellowships to the Newberry Library in Chicago and the American Philosophical Society Library in Philadelphia.


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