Renæssanceforum 12 • 2017
Trykfejlen: Hvorledes et erratum gav anledning til en skrivefejde
The Misprint: How an Erratum caused a Writing Feud
In 1903 the architect Herman Baagø Storck (1839-1921) and the art historian Francis Beckett (1868-1943) – again – came into a fight on words. At this occasion it was due to a misprint of a Latin text in a volume published by Storck on Jutland churches of granite. According to Francis Beckett the error could have been avoided if a ‘scholar’ had written the text. However it turned out that a scholar of good reputation actually had done the proofreading, but unfortunately overlooked the misprint.