Rare and unique pieces of Dundee history are to go under the hammer with several expected to fetch tens of thousands of pounds.
Curr and Dewar Auctioneers has 11 James McIntosh Patrick oil and watercolours and and a paper print of Lamb’s Dundee to sell.
The Lamb’s book contains large lithographs of buildings and streets and an 18th century map of the city.
There are also large wood carvings depicting General Monck, the 1st Duke of Albermarle, as he sacked Dundee in 1651.
The rare pieces have been put up for auction by a collector in Fife and another in Dundee.
Steven Dewar, auctioneer and valuer, said: “The James McIntosh Patrick oil paintings are rare and I would expect them to make £12,000 to 15,000 each.
“The watercolours by him should make around £4,000 each.
“There are only 16 Lamb’s in existence, and this is a rare one printed on Japanese style paper, and I hope it makes £1,000.”
He added: “I am very surprised to get these pieces to put up for sale.
“This is the first time I have handled a Japanese style Lamb’s and I was thrilled to do that. I am quite excited about the sale and I hope we get a Dundee collector who bids for them.
“I would like them to stay in the city, that would be good, but it really depends on who bids for them.”
He stated the last Lamb’s Dundee was sold 14-years ago when it fetched £1,200.
Penned by Alexander Crawford Lamb the book is one of several about Dundee written by the businessman in the 19th century.
His most notable work is Dundee: Its Quaint and Historic Buildings which he wrote in 1895.
James McIntosh Patrick was a Scottish painter who was based in Dundee for much of his life.
He is well known for his paintings of the city and wider Tayside.
The items can be viewed at the auctioneer’s base at Tom Johnston Road, Dundee, on Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 1pm and on Monday between 9am and 5pm.
They can also be viewed and bids made online at www.curranddewar.com
The sale starts at 10am on Tuesday.