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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 Love's Meinie  Lectures on Greek and English Birds Vol. 1  John Ruskin  George Allen  1897  Lecture, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP071
 Three Letters and an Essay  1836 - 1841  John Ruskin  George Allen  1893  First Edition, Letters, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP072
 Three Letters and an Essay  1836 - 1841  John Ruskin  George Allen  1893  Lecture, Letters, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP073
 Two Paths and other Essays  Architecture and Painting  John Ruskin  Asprey & Co.    Architecture, Art, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP074
 Two Paths  Architecture and Painting  John Ruskin  Smith Elder & Co.  1859  Architecture, Art, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP075
 Two Paths  Lectures on Art  John Ruskin  Waverley Book Co.    Architecture, Art, Lecture, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP076
 Lectures on Architecture and Painting    John Ruskin  Smith Elder & Co.  1854  Architecture, Art, First Edition, Lecture, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP077
 Sesame and Lilies   3 Lectures  John Ruskin  George Allen  1898  Lecture, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP078
 Sesame and Lilies  2 Lectures Introduction by Alice Meynell  John Ruskin  Blackie & Son    Lecture, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP079
 Sesame and Lilies  2 Lectures  John Ruskin  Oxford University Press  ?1865  Lecture, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP080