Alternate Handlings is a book of finely constructed routines by Horace Bennett. Magicians who are familiar with Bennett’s magic will immediately agree that he puts together some knockout magical effects by combining relatively simple skills with superb routining.
Alternate Handlings contains fourteen clearly described and fully illustrated routines. One hundred line drawings accompany the text. The tricks described are indeed “Alternate Handlings” of familiar plots re-routined by Bennett. Plots range from some of the “classics” of magic to plots published by some of the present day’s top close-up performers.
5 Working Conditions
6 Improved "Penny For Your Thoughts"
8 Thoughts on Suit Yourself Improved
11 The Chinese Coin
18 Wild Coin
22 Multiple Coin Switch
25 Bennett's Baker
28 The Purse and the Wine Glass
35 Aces - Aces - Aces
62 The Purse and the Okito Box
77 Seven in the Side Pocket Update
81 An Afternoon With Frank Thompson
87 Cut and Restored Rope - Close-Up
94 Suit Yourself
96 Additional Ideas for the Portable Hole
96 Errata (Bennett's Fourth Book)
Details; Alternate Handlings ©1983 Magic Methods. The book is spiral bound, typeset and fully illustrated. 96 pages, 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inch size.