Introduction: This little book is bought out chiefly in the hope of giving you an idea, by means of its illustrations, of a few of those in the Italian galleries and churches. Some of our are taken from Fra Angelico, others from Simone Martini, Pietro Lorenzetti, Spinello Aretino, Lorenzo Monaco, Pesellino, and Niccolo da Foligno. Fra Angelico was a Dominican monk. His name was Giovanni, but because he was so sweet-souled and painted pictures of such exceeding beauty and purity that they made him seem to be visibly acquainted with the very angels of Paradise, his friends and companions called him Angelico..........This early works is extensively illustrated throughout and will appeal to any one interested in early artwork. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.