When the eminent bibliographer and English scholar Fredson T. Bowers retired from the University of Virginia in 1975, the title pages of two of his works were reproduced in the commemorative program. One was from Bowers’s landmark book Principles of Bibliographical Description (1949); the other was from an earlier work, The Dog Owner’s Handbook (1936). Bowers, who “came to symbolize the fields of analytical and descriptive bibliography, textual criticism, and scholarly editing,”1 and whose other hobbies included stamp collecting, cryptography, classical music, bridge, and singlemalt Scotch, was also a former breeder of Irish wolfhounds and a respected dog show judge. At one time Bowers wrote a regular column for the American Kennel Gazette. Of his initial encounter with Irish wolfhounds2 he wrote simply, “It was a case of love at first sight.”