The very first edition of The Chicago Manual of Style appeared in 1906 under the title Manual of Style: Being a compilation of the typographical rules in force at the University of Chicago Press, to which are appended specimens of type in use. (You can download a PDF of the full first edition here.) Regarding those specimens, the UCP is still cranking ’em out—last year the press released the 16th edition of the manual, which now runs to about a thousand pages and has been revised to reflect editorial standards evolving in the electronic era. It counseled, for instance, to lowercase and close the word previously styled as “Web site,” to the relief of journalists everywhere who don’t want to look hopelessly stodgy.