Sorry folks, but I feel compelled to resurrect this thread. Once again I am shouting from the figurative rooftops because I am so happy and joyful. In the past year I have managed to acquire a 1917 "New and Improved Edition" of the Scofield Reference Bible. I'm not kidding. It really says "New and Improved Edition". It is in relative good condition. The hinges are showing wear but they are still in usable condition. The spine is separation only in one spot. It is on my list to be repaired.
Also ... tonight I acquired a first edition 1909 Scofield. What is really amazing to me is that the cost was well within my $US20 budget. The condition is a wee bit rough but I think a judicious application of a razor, some glue and a bit of clamping and I shall have it in passable shape. I am truly blessed and needed to share the news of my good fortune. Thanks be to the Father of us all.