A memorandum on the subject of the Tenth Symphony appears in the sketch-books of the latter part of the year 1818.
And these sketch-books were intended for no eyes but his own.
Also, Jane brought forth Mabel's sketch-books and then ostentatiously left them alone with each other.
Always he wanted to look at any new drawings in my sketch-books.
Several alert ladies with sketch-books walked uneasily about in the aisles.
On the other hand these sketch-books bear witness to the extreme fertility of Beethoven's genius.
They tried their best to emulate her, and filled several pages of their sketch-books with quite praiseworthy attempts.
He felt his way to a bookstand that supported a pile of sketch-books, and wrenched out one of the mahogany pillars.
Pianos, harpsichords, sketch-books,—these all bespeak the presence of lovely and accomplished woman.
It's such horrid bad form for you artistic people to be always dragging out your sketch-books.