London: Chapman and Hall, 1868. First. hardcover. Large folding map of Venezuela in back pocket. xi, 418pp. 8vo, original green cloth, corners lightly bumped, front endpaper lightly soiled, inner hinge strengthened, otherwise very good. London: Chapman and Hall, 1868. First Edition.
Author was Financial Commissioner for the General Credit Company who participated in the 1864 loan to Venezuela. He visited Venezuela twice for several months in the latter half of 1864. Previously in his life he had been a British diplomat, author, and translator of several foreign languages. From 1868 to 1874, Eastwick was a member of Parliament. At the request of Charles Dickens, several chapters of this work were serialized in the periodical, "All the Year Round." A tight, bright copy.