A balloon race from London to Hampshire, 1880. Coloured wood engraving, 1880.
- Murray, William Bazett, active 1871-1890.
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An aeronautic match on 21 March 1880 between the French balloon République de France and the English balloon Eclipse. flying from the Crystal Palace at Sydenham, where there was snow on the ground, to Long Island, near Havant (République de France) and Hayling Island (Eclipse). "A rush down" shows the descent of the Eclipse through clouds of ballast sand that it had discarded earlier. The prize for the winner was not awarded (Illustrated London news, loc. cit.)