December 23, 2014
Trade Marks & Symbols Volume 1: Alphabetical Designs by Yasaburo Kuwayama has skyrocketed in price from ~$25 to well over a thousand dollars ($999 to $2,399 on Amazon at the time of writing this) because of a mention in Aaron Draplin's logo design video for Lynda.com. Seems to show the need for libraries in a world of antiquated copyright laws, especially considering amazon doesn't have digital copies for sale.
A kind person out there in internetland has done just that, use a library, and take photos of the now seemingly rare book to make it freely available to the world. Hopefully, this will reduce demand for the printed book and the price will normalize on its own. While I would prefer a pdf download, the site will suffice for now.
Check out trademarksandsymbols.com for a full version of the book.