Orell Füssli

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Share of the AG Art. Institut Orell Füssli, issued 1. October 1890

Orell Füssli is a Swiss printing and bookselling company, established by Christoph Froschauer in the 16th century.

At the end of the 18th century it was notable for its bookshop in Zürich. It specialized in disseminating literature of the French Enlightenment by means of written orders through the publishing house Société typographique de Neuchâtel (STN), which was known to print banned books.

From 1793 to 1794, Orell Füssli published Marianne Ehrmann's Die Einsiedlerinn aus den Alpen, the first magazine published by a woman in Switzerland.[1]

A descendant company, Orell Füssli Filialen, still exists.[2]

Orell Füssli has printed some of Switzerland's banknotes for the Swiss National Bank since 1911.[3]

Recently, it printed the Series C of the Israeli new shekel.[4]


  1. ^ Gottfried August Bürger, Theophil Friedrich Ehrmann (1802). "Briefe an Marianne Ehrmann: Ein merkwürdiger Beitrag zur Geschichte der letzten Lebensjahre des Dichters" (in German). Industrie-Comptoir, Google books. Retrieved 2014-11-28.
  2. ^ Orell Füssli Filialen, books.ch. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Second banknote series, 1911". Swiss National Bank. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Israel lässt in Zürich Geld drucken". 20 minuten. Retrieved 23 January 2019.

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