Rostov-On-Don: D. Paramonov, 1904. 52 pp. , 4 ills. Original wrappers. Very good.
First edition. Rare provincial edition of the anonymous Russian (from Odessa) who decided to change his life and move to New Zealand.
For that he found a boat that delivered lard to Odessa and as a seaman makes the trip. He moved in with his uncle in Auckland who moved to New Zealand ten years prior and made a living as a farmer. The narrative is built on the comparison between Russia and New Zealand, favoring the latter. A large part of the text is dedicated to Maoris, their traditions and way of life. Overall an interesting account of New Zealand from the Russian point of view.