Which QFT books also cover QED? I am not very familiar with QED, so I am looking for QFT books which cover QED too (I know they cover Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD).).
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Yes, it usually is. I would not say that introductory courses teach you much about QCD, rather they start with scalar fields and QED.
As the bosonic part of QED is based on a simpler gauge theory than the Yang-Mills theory for QCD, you actually want to learn QED first. (There is only the one-dimensional Lie-Group U(1) <=> one photon, SU(3) <=> 8 gluons)