Skip Navigation / Jump to Content

Featured Images

Finnieston Crane
Finnieston Crane

The Ship
The Ship

William McPhun

Mitchell Library, The Bailie

*Open in New Window
William McPhun

William R McPhun (1793?-1877) was a publisher and bookseller.

After spending some years with the London publishing house of Longman, Hurst, Orme, Rees & Brown, McPhun returned to Glasgow to open a bookshop in Trongate. In 1842 he moved to larger premises in Argyle Street. He was best known for his edition of the Workman's Family Bible, the first cheap Bible available to all classes. Despite opposition from other publishers and from some sections of the clergy, which included legal action, McPhun was able to price his Bible at just £1 and it proved extremely popular.

Other books published by McPhun included legal texts, guidebooks, directories and maps.

Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 920.04 BAI

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

booksellers, Longman, Hurst, Orme, Rees & Brown, publishers, Workman's Family Bible

Quick Search

Photo Album

You have 1 image in your photo album.

View Photo Album

Log-In (Optional)

Not a user? Register now for FREE!

Other Options