Regarding this purported "typo" from a book printed in 1830, I asked, '... is this for real, or did someone Photoshop
Ron Haller-Williams's first response was:
Photoshopped! See below for how it appears, correctly, on "page v".
Kavan Ratnatunga agreed. He writes:
Photoshop, since when you enhance and mirror to read what is on the page behind, you see the distortions close to the first E.
But Ron had a change of heart. -Editor
Ron Haller-Williams wrote back:
Sorry, I take it back!!! GENUINE !!!!!! Page 11 of a 336-page PDF is shown below. So it seems to be a genuine error, and some copies
must have been printed and released before the error was spotted.
The above snippet is from ForgottenBooks.com. A link to the complete version is below. -Editor
I must admit that close inspection of what showed through from the other side of the sheet (on the original picture) looked good to
me, when you consider what this should have looked like - hence an expert Photoshopper or genuine.
Forgotten Books has quite a lot of interesting material, some of it relevant to our field.
Oh, and in response to one comment on imgur.com, in those days it was normal to put a space on both sides of a colon, semi-colon,
etc.; this of course will not be news to many of our E-Sylum readers.
Thanks, everyone. Interesting sideline topic. This was fun. -Editor
To read the complete Google e-book, see:
The Vocabulary of East-Anglia Etc. - London, J. B. Nicols 1830
To read the complete Forgotten Books e-book, see:
The Vocabulary of East Anglia
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
AN 1830 BOOK TYPESETTING ERROR (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v18n18a30.html)
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