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Kuenzig Books


John F. Kuenzig

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Dealing in Antiquarian STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and other curiosities since 1996.

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Kuenzig Books, ABAA PO Box 452, Topsfield, MA, 01983, United States

More about this bookseller

Kuenzig Books trades in Antiquarian Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics material.  Subspecialties include early computing, chemistry, photography, the history of communication, and the discoveries that have impacted the way we live and work.  We buy and sell antique scientific instruments (microscopes, optics, slide rules, computers) both didactic and professional.   Add a broad range of documentary photography, ephemera, and eclectic material from other fields, and most visitors find something to interest them.  We welcome your visit electronically or by appointment.


Our History


Kuenzig Books was founded in 1996 by John F. Kuenzig.  Mr. Kuenzig earned a Computer Science and Electrical Engineering degree (Course 6-3) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). As co-founder (with Steve Gladstone) of Hammer Technology (now part of Empirix), he developed and built innovative test equipment for the telecommunications industry and was awarded a patent in speech recognition.


Introduced to antiques and books at an early age, Mr. Kuenzig eventually took the opportunity to start a book business in 1996.  In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, tinkering with well made mechanical devices, and science fiction movies.

Kuenzig Books enjoys working with Institutions, Collectors, Readers and Practitioners who share our passions. While our focus is on 19th and 20th century Science, Technology, and Engineering we indulge our curiosities and customers frequently. We are working to capture and help tell the story of the History of Computing, and other 20th century technological innovations which have so quickly impacted our world. You will discover some depth in Physics, Mathematics, Nobel Prize authors, Medicine, Scientific Instruments, and Chemistry.


Kuenzig Books continues to buy and resell scientific artifacts (microscopes, philosophical apparatus, early motors, early computers, calculators, slide rules, etc), and often mix them into our tradeshows booths. Please inquire if you are interested as they are most often offered separately. We also buy and sell ephemera, photography, manuscript material, diaries and letter archives, and business archives in any field. If it tells a strong story, we're interested.

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Terms of Sale

Reserved items are held for 7 days pending receipt of payment. Reservations may be made by phone or email. Please identify the author, title, and stock number of the item. We accept wire transfers, checks and money orders drawn on U.S. banks in U.S. dollars. We also accept PayPal, American Express, MasterCard, VISA and Discover cards. Our Guarantee: All purchases are returnable within 30 days IF NOT AS DESCRIBED, presuming they are received in the same condition as sent. Please insure return shipments, and contact us in advance in order to make appropriate arrangements.

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