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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 Sesame and Lilies  King's Treasuries and Queen's Gardens  John Ruskin  George G Harrap & Co.    Lecture, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP081
 The Story of Ida  Edited and Prefaced by J.Ruskin  Francesca Alexander  George Allen  1883  First Edition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP082
 The Story of Ida  Edited and Prefced by J.Ruskin  Francesca Alexander  George Allen  1898   John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP083
 Ariadne Florentina  6 Lectures on Woo d and metal engraving Oxford 1872  John Ruskin  John Wiley N.York  1880  Art, Lecture, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP084
 Ulric -The Farm Servant  Preface by J.Ruskin Everyman Library  Jeremias Gotthelf  J.M.Dent     John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP085
 The Queen of the Air  Study of Greek Myths of cloud and storm  John Ruskin  George Allen  1898   John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP086
 Unto This Last  4 Essays on Political Economy  John Ruskin  George Allen  1900  Political Economy, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP087
 Unto This Last  Edited by J.Drummond C.Mongreis G.E.Hollingworth  John Ruskin  University Tutorial Press    Political Economy, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP088
 Unto This Last  Introduction by John Bryson  John Ruskin  Dent & Sons ltd.  1968  Political Economy, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP089
 The Two Boyhoods  Everyman Library 2 Copies - Blue binding  John Ruskin  J.M.Dent  1914  Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP090