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Author Name:    HUNT, L.A.C.O. HUNT, Barbara

Title:   Rebels, Rascals & Royalty : The Colourful North of LACO Hunt. First Editionin dustjacket

Publisher:    Outcrop Ltd., The Northern Publishers, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, 1983, ISBN:0919315089 

Seller ID:   115815

HUNT, L.A.C.O. Rebels, Rascals & Royalty : The Colourful North of LACO Hunt. Edited and with an Introduction by Barbara Hunt. Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada : Outcrop Ltd., The Northern Publishers, (1983). First Edition. Pp (8),i-v,(3),1-219,(3),+ 8 pp plates. Endpaper Maps. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "Rebels and Rascals. . . LACO Hunt knew them all. The North was a place for heroes - for men bigger than life - back in 1928 when Hunt first came to Canada as a green young recruit in the service of the venerable Hudson's Bay Company. He met trappers and bush fliers and native chiefs, and he revelled in their adventures as they challenged the vast unknown land. Soon he came to know the land himself, and saw how its rough and ready ways were stamped on everyone who came seeking fortune, or glory, or the salvation ot souls. From apprentice to trader to governnent administrator, Hunt applied himself to every job with brisk enthusiasm and a wry sense of perspective. His humor served him well when he sat down in the Seventies to write this memoir of a half century of Northern listory. His lively anecdotes are dense with names and places, both familiar and exotic, from Wop May and the Mad Trapper to nameless hoboes, and Royalty in the person of an inquisitive Prince Philip, who showed an un-Royal interest in allaspects of life in the Nortn. Hunt's book is a rollicking read for just ab out anybody, and along the way it )rovides sharp insights into today's mostcontroversial issues." (from the dj). Contents : Part I - Early Years: The Pioneer North : Journey North, 1928; Fort Chipewvyan, 1931; Fort Simpson, 1934. Part II - The Fifties and After: The North Comes of Age : Aklavik, 1951; Fort Smith, 1952; Ottawa, 1967. Leonard Arthur Charles Orgar HUNT was born about 1909 in England. He died 05 Nov 1978. Gift inscription, else verygood in dustjacket. 25.00


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