As usual, Jamy was more than right (September Genii) about The Magic Of Ascanio. Volume Two of the Ascanio card trilogy (compiled and written by Jesus Etcheverry) was more than worth the wait. I was the first in line to buy the book after Rafael Benatar's wonderful Magic Castle lecture on Sunday.
The 310-page book is one for study, not just for the tricks, but for understanding numerous principles of magic as a whole. It is fun to be introduced to many of the Ascanio spread variants and handlings.
Not to mention the double lay-down, several Oil & Water routines, Aces With Love (a 27-page Ascanio take on Vernon's Slow Motion Aces, The Trick I Showed Dai Vernon (his version of Daley's Last Trick), not to mention The Torn and Restored Card of Marlo and LePaul (and I just finally learned Lovick's Reformation, although a different effect).
Do yourself a favor and check it out. Thank you Jesus and Rafael for translating.
p.s. Rafael said that the book will not be generally available for another five or six weeks.
p.s.s. And then to Volume three More Studies of Card Magic which will feature two of Ascanio's closely guarded routines The Restless Lady (four versions) and Bill simon's Call to the Colors, plus All Backs, Mental Card Miracle, Collins Aces, and more.