Strictures on Certain Select passages in Doctor Adam Clarke’s Commentary, particularly on those of the New Testament, preceded by a critical review of his extravagant comment on Matthew XXV. 46.
“He was eager to promote the welfare of humanity through his books and his work in medicine.” (DAB)
One of five known copies. Rare pamphlet written by John L. E. W. Shecut (1770-1836) the noted South Carolinian author, botanist, physician and author of French Huguenot descent. Shecut “had an extensive practice in Charleston and was prominently identified with the cultural life of the city” and is noted for Shecut’s Flora of Carolina. (DAB) The work drew the admiration and praise of Thomas Jefferson and it was the best compendium of South Carolina’s botany upon its publication in 1806.
Shecut also considered himself to be a student of the Bible. He was associated with the Trinitarian Universalists, a short-lived organization in Charleston affiliated with the Library Society of Charleston that sought to publish a revised edition of the Book of Common Prayer. (Transactions of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina) Analyzing Adam Clarke’s Commentary on the New Testament, the present text (1832) is the last work published by Shecut in his lifetime. His novel Ish-Noo-Ju-Lut-Sche, or, The eagle of the Mohawks was posthumously published nine years later.
Description: Strictures on Certain Select passages in Doctor Adam Clarke’s Commentary, particularly on those of the New Testament, preceded by a critical review of his extravagant comment on Matthew XXV. 46.
Charleston [South Carolina]. 1832. 53, [1, errata],  pages. First and only edition. Original unprinted wrappers. Original printed cancel slip correction to copyright page has toned t.p. and first leaf of text; tiny hole to pp23/24; scattered foxing. Very Good.
Not in Sabin or Howes. Imprints 14686.