Robert N. Essick reports that the sale of works by Blake from the Doheny Library at Christie’s New York, 21 February 1989, established new records for an illuminated book and a water color. Songs of Innocence copy N sold for $330,000 (including 10% buyer’s premium) to the London dealer Libby Howie acting for an American private collector. The Infant Jesus Saying His Prayers, a water color of c. 1805 (Butlin #473), fetched the remarkable sum of $352,000 from a bidder on the telephone. Blake’s letter of 2 July 1826 to John Linnell sold for $22,000 to another anonymous purchaser. Details and reproductions will appear in Essick’s review of 1989 sales (summer 1990 issue).