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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 Bibliotheca Pastorum  Vol. 1 The Economist of Xenophon Ed.J.Ruskin  John Ruskin  George Allen & Ellis&White  1895  Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP141
 Aratra Pentelici  6 Lectures on the Elements of Sculpture 1870  John Ruskin  George Allen  1879  Lecture, Sculpture, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP142
 Unto This Last and other Writings  Penguin Classic Edited by Clive Wilmer  John Ruskin  Penguin Books  1997  Collections & Selections, Political Economy, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP143
 Unto This Last  Part 1 of Bibleof Amiens & Our Fathers have Told Us  John Ruskin  George Allen & Unwin  1923  Political Economy, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP144
 Of Queen's Gardens  Edited by George Goodchild  John Ruskin  Jarrold & Sons    Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP145
 Mornings in Florence  Studies in Christian Art for English Travellers  John Ruskin  John W.Lovell & Co. New York    Art, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP146
 Hortus Inclusus  Messages from the wood to the garden to Ladies of Thwaite  John Ruskin  George Allen  1887  Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP147
 The Art Schools of Mediaeval Christendom  Edited by A.C. Owen  John Ruskin  Mozley & Smith  1876  Art, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP148
 PreRaphaelitism  Lectures on Architecture and Painting  John Ruskin  J.M. Dent & Co.    Architecture, Art, Art Criticism, Lecture, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP149
 Notes on Some Principle Pictures in the Royal Academy    John Ruskin  George Allen & Ellis & White  1875  Art, Art Criticism, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP150