“Russian Rubens”, Bantam Books
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Bantam was not the only publisher to link Rubens to “Russianness”, see Pushkin by Ernest J. Simmons, Vintage Russian Library V-744, 1964 (Cover Artist: Robert Korn).
The version of Rubens that has been used for these covers appears to the one by Photo-Lettering. Unlike the metal original, its ‘M’ doesn’t have a diamond at the central vertex, and the ‘G’ has only a flared terminal in place of a bar — among other things. The same shapes are shown in the Solotype catalog.
Othello, a relative of Rubens, used for Russian music: