San Francisco, California: David Warren Ryder, 1938-1939. The August 1938 (Vol. I, No. 6) and January 1939 (Vol. I, No. 11) issues of the short-lived anti-Communist periodical Far Eastern Affairs Pamphlets, edited and published by David Warren Ryder at the very beginning of the second Red Scare. Ryder (1892-1975) was an author and journalist based in San Francisco. In 1942, he would be sentenced to a term in federal prison as an unregistered Japanese agent after accepting funds from the Japanese Committee on Trade and Information for bulk purchases of the present periodical. He maintained his innocence.
The pamphlets are passionately penned "as an experiment--to see what public response there will be to an effort to present the truth, frequently the neglected truth and quite often the unpopular truth" (upper wrapper verso, Vol. I, No. 6). Politician Earl Browder is villainized, as are "Moscow's agents" who are described as having been "busy stirring up trouble wherever possible in China" (Vol. I, No. 6, p. 26). Anti-Communist rhetoric abounds in both issues. The pamphlets measure 8.25" by 5.25", approx. 40 pp., and are stapled in original illustrated wrappers. Together with order blank mailing card (3" by 5"). Fine to very fine.