London: C. Whittingham for the Religious Tract Society, 1835.
London: C. Whittingham at the Chiswick Press for the Religious Tract Society, [n.d.c.a. 1835].
Sixteenth edition. (32 x 25 mm). Lacking all but a small piece of title-page, laid in. Full limp purple morocco. Boards ruled in gilt, spine stamped in gilt. First five leaves, lacking outer corner somewhat affecting text. Good.
With a biblical verse for everyday of the year, including February 29th.
"The smallest series of Bible selections for every day of the year is entitled Small Rain Upon the Tener Herb. This title, like Dew Drops, is taken from Deuteronomy 32:2, and is itself an extract from the full text, which is: 'My doctrine shall drop as the rain, My speech shall distil as the dew; As the small rain upon the tender grass, And as the showers upon the herb.' Small Rain was first published about 1830 by our friends the Religious Tract Society in London. It is one of the commonest miniature books of the period, and went through some twenty editions between 1830 and 1840. Most copies measure 1 1/4 by 1 inches, consist of 128 pages with easily readable six-point type. Smaller than Dew Drops and Daily Food, ths devotional morsel was mainly for children." (Miniature Books News #5: 1966 September, page 4).