Well I have seen some applications do this. For instance you could tell it to generate PDF or print or export in excel all sales invoices, payments, journals, Receipts, Purchase invoices, etc withing a specified period.
You can even tell it to print out all accounts or an account in the General ledger with a specified end date. E.g as from 3/3/16 to 4/28/16. Brought forward balances will appear and then the transactions and then the closing balance.
I believe this will be possible after the completion of the PDF feature. @lubos said this “Compilation reports (create report pack with cover page)” is one of the things which will be possible to implement after the PDF feature is added.
Compilation reports are used for many reasons including making hard copy backup and for auditing and investigations.