Place Published: [London]
Publisher: [Printed for J. Dunton]
Date Published: 
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hard Cover
QUITE SCARCE EARLY RELIGIOUS BOOK
First edition. 3-1/4 x 5-1/2 inches. (1) plate, -272 (i.e. 282) pages. Pages 73-82 omitted in numbering as normal. Contemporary full leather, no type, spine split at bottom 1-1/4 inches on right, worn spine ends and worn corners. Previous owner's name on right page (back of illustration) and this page with 1/4 inch paper repaired on right border. Inside pages are age-toned, a number of pages with small folded corners, and some bottom border 1/8 inch worm holes (p.59 to p144) not affecting type. Otherwise, good condition.
Ref: Wing K80 ; McAlpin Coll. IV 174
NO TITLE PAGE; (which would read) The progress of sin, or, The travels of ungodliness : wherein, the pedigree, rise (or original) antiquity, subtilly, evil nature, and prevailing power, of sin, is fully discovered : in an apt and pleasant allegory. London, printed for John Dunton, at the sign of the Black Raven, at the corner of Princes Street near the Royal Exchange, 1684
A second edition was also published in 1684 has 3 p.l., 234 p. with a copy of this edition at Yale University.
Benjamin Keach (1640-1704) was a Baptist preacher, Hymn writer and author. Born Benjamin Keach in 1640 Buckinghamshire, England. He became a English Baptist pastor at the age of 18. Keach was persecuted for his beliefs. In 1664, he was fined and put in prison for the books he had written. This did not make him quit, Keach wrote 40 books without stopping. He also wrote hundreds of hymns. His main work was being a evangelist in small towns and villages of England. Keach started ministering in London to larger congregations in his latter years. He was the first to introduce singing hymns in the baptist congregations in England. He described himself as a defender of ‘Reformed Orthodoxy’. quoted from findagrave dot com.