The Sean and Mary Kelly Collection of James Joyce
Over several decades, the British-born gallerist Sean Kelly and his wife, Mary Kelly, accumulated a fine collection of works by James Joyce, donated by the couple to the Morgan Library & Museum in 2018. Included in their collection are rarities such as George Antheil’s copy of Joyce’s Schema for Ulysses, a manuscript fragment, correspondence, photographs, recordings, ephemera, and signed and inscribed copies of all of Joyce’s works. To mark the centenary of the first edition of Ulysses, the Morgan is issuing a detailed bibliography of the collection in an edition of 300 copies, which combines original research with developments in Joyce bibliographic scholarship over the past several decades.
Bound in blue cloth and blind-stamped with Constantin Brancusi's "Symbol of James Joyce," The Sean and Mary Kelly Collection of James Joyce is intended to complement a major volume of essays by international scholars, edited and co-authored by Colm Tóibín, that accompanies the Morgan’s exhibition featuring the Kellys’ collection, One Hundred Years of James Joyce’s “Ulysses” (June 3 through October 2, 2022), also on sale at the Morgan shop.