White Light Silent Shadows
(Santa Fe), Arena Editions, (1998). A retrospective monograph of Cratsley's photographs, which focused on still lifes, portraits of friends, and gay life in New York City. With a lengthy inscription by Cratsley on the half title, written prior to publication, for Christmas, 1997, in which Cratsley calls this volume his magnum opus. Also inscribed by Cratsley's partner, Billy Leight, and with a holiday notecard laid in, signed for both, in Billy's hand. Cratsley died of AIDS later in 1998. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with shallow wear to the corners and crown. [#033191] $250
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