New York: Jeff Goldberg, 1977-78. 3 vols., varying formats (no. 1: quarto, publisher's stapled self-wraps; no. 2: tabloid newsprint self-wraps, folded; no. 3: large quarto, publisher's unstapled newsprint self-wraps).
Three issues (all published) of New York poet, lyricist, and musician Jeff Goldberg’s quarterly travel-themed arts and culture magazine. Goldberg is best known as the founder of influential literary magazine Contact. While short-lived, Contact was the unofficial forum for the Electric Generation, "a post-beat, pre-punk" poetry collective based out of Philadelphia and New York. Developed alongside downtown arts journalist Victor Bockris and scene-maker, later power literary agent Andrew Wylie, Traveler’s Digest published work by numerous No Wave writers, artists, and musicians, alongside their predecessors. The first issue (limited to 1,000 copies) contains contributions by William Burroughs, Gerard Malanga, Ted Berrigan, Kathy Acker, and many more; the second issue features pieces by Bockris (on the meeting of Andy Warhol and Muhammed Ali,) an essay on Vietnam by Legs McNeil, an article on European toilets by Amos Poe, a poem by David Byrne, and a drawing by Duncan Hannah; the third and final issue features a photo-collage of Marilyn Monroe by Queen of the Mudd Club Tina L’Hotsky on its cover, essays by Joey Ramone and Chris Burden, a photo of Debbie Harry by Blondie co-founder Chris Stein, and a centerfold cartoon by John Holmstrom. Profusely illustrated throughout with black-and-white photos, drawings, reproductions, and ads, with each issue art directed by photographer and Warhol collaborator Christopher Makos. No. 3 with price sticker to upper wrap. Light toning and fingersoiling, but very nearly fine overall. Scarce. Item #5796