Martin Gammon is director of the Rare Books & Manuscripts department for Bonhams & Butterfields in San Francisco. He is also director of business development and a senior auctioneer for the auction house. Dr. Gammon was formerly on the faculty of the Philosophy department at Stanford University and was a research fellow at Yale University. He completed his Ph.D. at U.C. Berkeley, and is widely published in academia on the philosophy of art. The former Mellon Fellow completed his studies at Cornell University, the University of Oxford, and the Free University of Berlin.
Important collections he has brought to Bonhams & Butterfields include the Blanchard Collection of Americana (June 2001); the Father Carr Collection of Early Printings and English Literature (June 2001); the Hancock-Chase Collection (November 2001); the Agnes Keith Collection of Southeast Asian Literature (June 2002); the Irma and Edwin Grabhorn collection of English and American Literature (June 2003); the Pritchard Collection of the American Southwest (2006); and the Steinbeck Collection of Elizabeth Ainsworth (2007). He is a member of the Grolier Club of New York.