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A work by Jean Nicolas de Parival, first published at Leiden, Holland, in 1651 by Pierre Leffen. A variety of books with the "Les délices" title appeared in the 17th century with descriptions of countries that could also function as travel guides. "Les délices de la Hollande" contained a description of the Dutch government as well as a chronology of events through 1650. A third edition appeared in 1660 printed by Jan Elzevier and updated to 1660. De Parival (1605-1669) was a Frenchman who established himself at Leiden in 1624. He was a wine seller and offered lesson in conversational French. "Les délices de la Hollande" is his best-known work.