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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 Ruskin    Quentin Bell  Hogarth Press  1978  Biography John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP331
 The Life and Works of John Ruskin  Vol.1  W G Collingwood  Methuen  1893  Biography John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP332
 The Life and Works of John Ruskin  Vol 2.  W G Collingwood  Methuen  1893  Biography John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP333
 John Ruskin    M H Spielman  Cassell & Co.  1900  Biography John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP334
 Poems by J.Ruskin  Preface by G K Chesterton  John Ruskin  The Waverly Book Co.    Poetry, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP335
 The Poems of John Ruskin  Vol 1 and Vol 2 (2 Books)  John Ruskin  George Allen  1891  First Edition, Poetry, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP336
 Heraid Three weeks among the Lakes  Edited by J S Dearden  John Ruskin  Frank Graham  1969  Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP337
 Letters to M.G. and H.G.  Preface by Hon. G Wyndham  John Ruskin  Ballantyne Press  1903  First Edition, Letters John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP338
 Effie in Venice  Letters Home Ed.Mary Lutyens  Effie Ruskin  Pallas Editions  1999  Letters John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP339
 Letters of Charles Eliot Norton  Vol 1 and Vol. 2  Sarah Norton  Houghton Miflin  1913  Letters John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP340