Market Lavington Museum

A Very Little Book


Market Lavington Museum has two copies of a tiny book called ‘Small Rain upon the Tender Herb’. Here we see the book alongside a standard penny so that the diminutive size of this tiny offering is clear.

Small Rain upon the Tender Herb - a teeny book at Market Lavington Museum

‘Small Rain’ may be a tiny book, but it contains a biblical quote for every day of the year. So here are quotes for this week.

A double page spread in 'Small Rain'

The book was printed by C Whittingham, Chiswick and sold for one shilling. These books were produced from the 1840s. This is a fifteenth edition and probably dates from nearer the end of the nineteenth century.