Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1930. First Edition. Born in England, David Betts drifted around the American West before coming to New York and finding work driving cabs. He was dubbed "The Taxi Philosopher" after publishing several letters featuring his views on life and in the "New York Evening Post" during the 1920s. Proletarian through and through, "I'm Lucky At That" is part memoir of Lett's transient working life and part homespun, epigrammatical advice, written in his rough, conversational dialect.
Near Fine in a Very Good plus example of the rare dust jacket. Owner name and address stamp to the front pastedown. Bump to the upper rear board. Jacket is lightly toned, with a couple of short closed tears, and light chipping. Rare in jacket.