Treasures Of The Noel

Friday's at 4:29:00
  • Hosted by Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze

The Noel Collection was the life's work of Mr. James Smith Noel. It is the largest private collection of antiquarian books in the United States and is currently on permanent loan to Louisiana State University Shreveport. The books are still being explored--the majority are uncataloged and thus somewhat unknown, but they are believed to number between 200,000 and 250,000 volumes.

The collection encompasses 100+ different subject areas in such diverse fields as religion, travel literature, philosophy, science, cartography, natural history, moral instruction, curiosities, costumery, and the history of humor. Our collection is particularly strong in pre-1850 European and American literature and history. 

We are a working collection. Our stacks are open to the public, although our materials do not circulate. Visitors are encouraged during regular business hours to use both our materials and our facilities. We are able to accommodate interlibrary loan requests of a reasonable size through the creation of .PDF copies--please confer with us if you have any concerns in this area.

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Joshua Reynolds (1723–1792) / This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or less.

Airs Friday, January 25, 2019, at 4:29 p.m. This week on Treasures Of The Noel with Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze examines the Samuel Johnson's "A Dictionary of the English Language."

Samuel Johnson's Folio and Abridged Dictionaries togetherCredit Jkarjalainen / This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported licenseEdit | Remove

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Airs Friday, January 18, 2019, at 4:29 p.m. This week on Treasures Of The Noel with Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze we look the Travels of Gulliver.

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Unknown / This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less.

Airs Friday, January 11, 2019, at 4:29 p.m. This week on Treasures Of The Noel with Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze we look the history and poetry of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey.

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Airs Friday, January 4, 2019, at 4:29 p.m. This week on Treasures Of The Noel with Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze we look The Gutenberg Bible, the book that launched the age of literacy and the birth of modern science.

Photographer Walthamstow Weekender / The author died in 1679, so this work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or less.

Airs Friday, December21, 2018, at 4:29 p.m. This week on Treasures Of The Noel with Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze we look at the private daily diary of Samuel Pepys, it's role in history, and his literary style which which established personal diaries as a literary genre.

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