Sion in distress: or, The groans of the Protestant Church for many ages past: under the cruel tyranny of popish persecution and merciless torments. Benjamin Keach, Published by London : printed, and are to be sold by most booksellers, 1692., 132,  p.,  leaf of plates ; 12⁰ Front engraving is loose, facing title page. Textually complete, collates as per ESTC. Original C17th sheep, label. A very good copy. 2 locations in UK, 5 locations in US.
Benjamin Keach was an influential figure in the history of the Protestant Baptist movement. He was born on February 29, 1640, in Stokeham, England, and died on July 18, 1704, in London. Keach is known for his role as a preacher, writer, and advocate for religious liberty. Keach’s strong views on religious freedom and separation of church and state led him into conflict with the authorities. In 1664, he was arrested for writing a book called “The Child’s Instructor” which contained anti-paedobaptist views. He was sentenced to a public whipping and imprisonment. Despite the persecution he faced, Keach remained steadfast in his beliefs and continued to advocate for religious liberty.