Hume, Alexander, schoolmaster.
Title: Grammatica nova in usum iuventutis Scoticæ : ad methodum revocata ab Alexandro Humio et auctoritate senatus, omnibus Regni scholis imperata. Accessit schola ad singula capita, capitumque sectiones, ut res poscit, accommodata.
Imprint: Edinburghi : Excudebat Thomas Finlason, 1612.
Physical Description: , 103, ; , 106,  p. ; 15 cm.
Acquired through the Fitger-Williams Fund.
Few copies of this Latin grammar, the first to be officially appointed for use in all Scottish schools, have survived. Composed by Alexander Hume, a Scottish schoolmaster known as “the Grammarian,” it was supported both by the Privy Council and the Scottish Parliament. Hume taught at the High School at Edinburgh, resigning his post in 1606 to become principal master of the grammar school at Prestonpans, a new academy for the teaching of Latin, Greek and Hebrew, recently founded by John Davidson, the parish minister there. In 1615 Hume moved to the grammar school at Dunbar. This Latin grammar is his principal work.