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  • Men travelling in hot-air balloons by night. Coloured wood engraving.
  • A large balloon is hanging over the old town hall at Calais preparing for take-off. Coloured wood engraving.
  • Crowds of people gathered at an entertainment at Basford, Staffordshire, including music and a balloon. Coloured wood engraving, 1859.
  • A balloon sails over the headland and is rescued by a passing ship as it collapses. Coloured wood engraving.
  • Saint-Cloud, Boulogne, and the Pont de Saint-Cloud over the Seine, seen from a balloon. Coloured lithograph by Jules Arnout after himself, 1846.
  • A procession of carriages watched by crowds lining the streets, with soldiers on parade: a hot-air balloon flies overhead. Coloured engraving, 1814.
  • Crowds gather at the parade ground of the Honourable Artillery Company to watch two hot-air balloons. Gouache.
  • Two balloons in the air over boats in the water to which lines are attached from an anchoring system on the sea bed. Coloured wood engraving.
  • Crowds of people are watching in the streets as a balloon leaves the ground. Coloured etching after Char. de Lovinier.
  • Men filling a balloon with hydrogen. Coloured etching.
  • A red balloon with a red label attached floats above a group of further balloons with the message in French: "Sponsor a balloon. Send a message"; an advertisement for a fundraising balloon event at Paris Champs de Mars on Saturday 28 October1995 to help combat AIDS by VLS (Vaincre le SIDA). Colour lithograph.
  • Men and dogs in an arctic landscape with three hot-air balloons: proposed method of reaching the North Pole by J.P. Cheyne. Coloured wood engraving by C. Roberts.
  • French savants huddled together at the top of a column, while a band of Bedouin Arabs set fire to it below; exaggerating the troubled experience of the 'Commission des Sciences et des Arts' during Napoleon's invasion of Egypt. Coloured etching by J. Gillray, 1799.
  • Pneumatics: an air-rifle and a kind of spirit lamp [?]. Engraving by W. Lowry, 1802.
  • A man flying above a church with wings and balloons attached to him. Coloured wood engraving, 1877.
  • Commedia dell'arte characters are raising a balloon by having it pulled by horses. Coloured etching, ca. 1785.
  • Pneumatics: page to a partwork on science, with pictures of scientific equipment. Engraving by W. Lowry, 1804.
  • Roundhay Park, Leeds: the balloon 'Roundhay' flies above the park; a paddle-steamer takes passengers across the lake; in the foreground, a cascade. Coloured lithograph.
  • A balloon flies over a park with marquees and bunting where crowds of people are gathered. Coloured lithograph.
  • Pneumatics: an air-rifle and a kind of windmill. Engraving by J. Taylor.
  • Ballooning: four figures. Coloured engraving by Garner.
  • Engineering: an assortment of inventions. Engraving by W. Lowry.
  • A balloon ascending carrying Robert Cocking with his parachute; Robert Cocking; the parachute descending and about to crash at Lee in London. Coloured lithograph.
  • Crowds of people gathered in a square, with hot-air balloons on the ground. Coloured wood engraving after Corbould, 1884.
  • Engineering: an assortment of inventions. Engraving by W. Lowry.
  • Honourable Artillery Company ground, London: people gather in the streets and on roof tops to watch the Lunardi hydrogen balloon going over their heads in the sky, 1784. Process print.
  • St. James's Park: people boating on the lake which has marquees with flags flying on its banks, a hot-air balloon flies overhead. Engraving, 1814.
  • William Wyndham Grenville, Baron Grenville, dispensing Roman Catholic tracts from a balloon to the people of Oxford; representing his installation as Chancellor of Oxford University. Coloured etching by J. Gillray, 1810.
  • Engineering: an assortment of inventions. Engraving by W. Lowry.
  • A balloon has descended on a village, much to the consternation of the inhabitants: a sheep is climbing out of the basket. Engraving by J. Lodge.