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Wolfgang Foges founded the "packaging company" Adprint Ltd. in London in 1937. Lord Glenconner provided financial assistance. Werner Eugen Mosse said of the publisher, "one of Foges' ideas - how far he was initially responsible for it is hard to say - was the development of so-called 'book-packaging' [...] Knowledge of the market supplied the idea for a particular book; an author was then found along with a designer to create an appealing format as well as affordable printers to produce it. The color reproductions were often printed in other countries." Adprint was later sold to the British Printing Corp.

Foges was born to an affluent Jewish family in Vienna.  He emigrated with his wife Katharina Schätte from Austria to England in 1934 .


Fischer, Ernst. Verleger, Buchhändler und Antiquare aus Deutschland und Österreich in der Emigration nach 1933. Stuttgart: Verband Deutscher Anitquare, 2011.

  • Location: London, Great Britain
  • Period: 1937-1950?
  • Publisher(s): Wolfgang Foges (February 27, 1910, Vienna - 1983, London)
  • Main Focus: Book packaging