We have a budget journal from 1945.  It is a hardcover book "Journal" embeded in the cover.  It dates from 1945 - 1949.  It measures about 6 3/4" x 4 1/8" x about 1/4" in thickness.  There are about 40 pages - 2/3 - 3/4 of them are written in pencil.  It is very worn, I wouldn't quite describe it as fragile but should be handled with care.  Wear is showing on outside covers and binder.

1945 Budget Journal