1960s era British Greats at the British Library

British Library Database of Bookbindings is the source. Ivor Robinson and Edgar Mansfield are the search terms. Here are the results. Enjoy! (UPDATE, 11/18/2016: For a few more Mansfield bindings -- not held at the BL, but whatever :) -- see the following blog posts from Herringbone Bindery, and here, here, and here.)

What I notice are the flat spines. Elongated typography (on the 2nd, at least). Obviously there's lots of heavy abstraction. And some bold colors, but in sort of a restrained way, always over a deep, consistent background. Not necessarily lots of gold -- excepting the first one of course!

Ivor Robinson. The Revelation of St. John the Divine, published by the Gregynog Press, 1932.

Ivor Robinson, no date.  The Revelation of St. John the Divine.  Gregynog Press, 1932.

Ivor Robinson, no date. The Revelation of St. John the Divine. Gregynog Press, 1932.

Ivor Robinson, binding dated 1960.  Macbeth.  Eaux-fortes de Gromaire, Paris, 1958.

Ivor Robinson, binding dated 1960. Macbeth. Eaux-fortes de Gromaire, Paris, 1958.

Edgar Mansfield. No date. 

Edgar Mansfield. No date. 

Mansfield. Front Cover.

Mansfield. Front Cover.