British Rainfall 1867, title page
The first issue of British Rainfall was the report for 1860 published in 1861. The first available in the Armitt Library is 1867:-
BRITISH RAINFALL, 1867. ON THE DISTRIBUTION OF RAIN OVER THE BRITISH ISLES, DURING THE YEAR 1867, / AS OBSERVED AT ABOUT 1300 STATIONS IN GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, WITH REMARKS ON VARIOUS EXPERIMENTS, AND ILLUSTRATIONS. COMPILED BY G. J. SYMONS, F.M.S., Member of the Scottish Meteorological Society. // LONDON: EDWARD STANFORD, CHARING CROSS. S.W. / SIMPKIN, MARSHALL & CO., STATIONER'S HALL COURT. 1868.
The regular content of each report deals with the
meteorology of the year: notes on principal phaenomena,
notes from voluntary obervers, reports on heavy falls and
floods, and droughts, monthly rainfall figures, and the
relationship of the year's figures to averages. Preceding
these are a few essays on rain and other weather topics,
topics like: the measurement of snow, the moon's influence
on rainfall, design of rain gauges, rainfall and sunspot
Beware that pagination of the essay section and the report section might be independent of each other.