The John Ruskin Library, Bewdley

The Ruskin collection of books and related documents is housed in the Bewdley Museum, allowing public access, and ensuring the safety of these historic items. To borrow a book, please apply to the Bewdley Museum who will be able to arrange the loan.

Anthony Page

1928 - 2011

This collection of Ruskin's work was originally put together by Anthony Page over a period of years, and he very generously left it in the care of the Guild.

Anthony studied architecture at the Northern Polytechnic in Highgate. As an architect he worked at Sir Basil Spence, Bonnington & Collins where he was involved, among other works, with designing the British Embassy in Rome, and the new Town Hall for the London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.

On leaving Bonningtons in the mid 1980s he worked for Bickerdike Allen & Partners for 7 – 8 years, giving expert architectural advice on problematic issues relating to a variety of buildings, including the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Anthony’s interest in John Ruskin came from his lifelong love of Italy, his interest in art and design and his background in architecture. He loved to visit places associated with Ruskin and read Ruskin’s books widely, as well as amassing a large collection of his work including many first editions.

When he retired he wished to extend his interest in Ruskin into the practical field. He became a Companion of the Guild in 1994 and was elected a Director. Through his architectural interests he became the Director responsible for their properties at Westmill in Hertfordshire. He retired from this role around the age of eighty.

He also joined the Ruskin Society of which he became an active member. He helped with the arrangements for lecturers, and became a Vice-President of the Society.


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 King of the Golden River  Also Part 1 of Bibleof Amiens & Our Fathers have Told Us  John Ruskin  Merrill & Baber New York     John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP121
 On the Old Road  Collection of Essays on Art 1834-1885  John Ruskin  George Allen  1885  Art, Collections & Selections, First Edition, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP122
 On the Old Road  Collection of Essays on Art 1834-1885  John Ruskin  George Allen  1885  Art, Collections & Selections, First Edition, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP123
 On the Old Road  Vol 2 Essays On Literature Economy and Theology  John Ruskin  George Allen  1885  First Edition, Literature, Political Economy, Religion, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP124
 Mornings in Florence  Simple Studies on Christian Art  John Ruskin  John W. Lovell & Co. New York    Art, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP125
 Mornings in Florence  Simple Studies on Christian Art  John Ruskin  George Allen  1915  Art, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP126
 Munera Pulveris  Essays on Political Economy  John Ruskin  George Allen    Political Economy, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP127
 Praeterita  Scenes and Thoughts in the life of John Ruskin 3 Vols. 1,2,3,  John Ruskin  George Allen  1899  Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP128
 Praeterita  Scenes and Thoughts in the life of John Ruskin 3 Vols. 1,2,3,  John Ruskin  George Allen  1899  Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP129
 Political Economy of Art    John Ruskin  Smith Elder & Co.  1857  Art, First Edition, Lecture, Political Economy John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP130