[NEW ZEALAND] Na schastlivikh ostrovah Ao-Tea-Roa (Novaia Zelandiya) [i.e. On the happy islands of Ao-Tea-Roa (New Zealand)]. S. Rusova.
[NEW ZEALAND] Na schastlivikh ostrovah Ao-Tea-Roa (Novaia Zelandiya) [i.e. On the happy islands of Ao-Tea-Roa (New Zealand)]
[NEW ZEALAND] Na schastlivikh ostrovah Ao-Tea-Roa (Novaia Zelandiya) [i.e. On the happy islands of Ao-Tea-Roa (New Zealand)]

[NEW ZEALAND] Na schastlivikh ostrovah Ao-Tea-Roa (Novaia Zelandiya) [i.e. On the happy islands of Ao-Tea-Roa (New Zealand)]

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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.

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