Having bought and sold (many times) the first editions of Franklin’s own works NARRATIVE OF A JOURNEY TO THE SHORES OF THE POLAR SEA, IN THE YEARS 1819, 20, 21, AND 22 and NARRATIVE OF A SECOND EXPEDITION TO THE SHORES OF THE POLAR SEA, IN THE YEARS 1825, 1826 AND 1827 as well as the many books chronicling the Search for Franklin in Canada’s polar seas, I was delighted to discover the statue while on a meandering walk during a book buying visit to London in March of 2008.
|(photo of Bjarne Tokerud by Steven Evans)|
WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES IN COMPLETING THE DISCOVERY OF THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE, A.D. 1847-8."
A Useful map for getting there on foot
Another polar-associated statue can been seen there as well: Antarctic Explorer Robert Falcon Scott.
I am always interested in purchasing rare books as well as photographs related to Polar Exploration.