BLANDFORD COLOUR SERIES
(Published by THE MACMILLAN COMPANY in the USA)
Page updated 18th February, 2011.
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Research by Robert Turner
(Robert Turner is a Logistics Manager by profession, currently working for a world leader in computing. Book collecting interests include non-fiction series such as Observers, Hamlyn, Blandford, Shire and Kingfisher. A resident of Berkshire, England, he also collects Britains Farm models, model trucks, Magic Roundabout and Fred the Flour Grader memorabilia.)

 
  * I have grouped the books by themes. 
* The few marked small or large are not strictly in the Colour series, but are similar. 
* The abbreviations are: IC = In Colour; PEO = Pocket Encyclopedia of; SB = Soft Back
 
     
  AIRCRAFT  
  Famous aircraft of all time
Pioneer Aircraft 1903-14
Helicopters & other Rotorcraft since 1907
Flying Boats & Seaplanes since 1910
Bombers, Patrol & Transport Aircraft
Bombers, Patrol & Transport Aircraft 1914-19
Bombers between the wars 1919-39
Bombers, Patrol & Transport Aircraft 1939-45
Bombers, Patrol & Transport Aircraft since 1946
Bombers, Patrol & Transport Aircraft since 1960
Fighters, Attack & Training Aircraft
Fighters, Attack & Training Aircraft 1914-19
Fighters between the wars 1919-39
Fighters, Attack & Training Aircraft 1939-45
Fighters, Attack & Training Aircraft since 1946
Fighters, Attack & Training Aircraft since 1960
Airliners between the wars 1919-39
Civil Airliners since 1946
Airliners since 1946
Private Aircraft, Business & General Purpose since 1946
Balloons & Airships 1783-1973

 
  SPACE  
  Frontiers of Space, PEO
Manned Spacecraft
Missiles & Rockets
Robot Explorers|
 
  TANKS  
  Artillery in Colour 1920-63
Military Transport of World War 1
Military Transport of World War 2
Tanks & other Tracked Vehicles in service
Tanks & other Armoured Fighting Vehicles 1900-18
Tanks & other Armoured Fighting Vehicles 1942-45
Tanks & other Armoured Fighting Vehicles of the Blitzkreig 1939-41

 
  UNIFORMS  
  Warriors & Weapons 3000BC-1700AD
Army Uniforms of World War 1
Army Uniforms of World War 2
Army Uniforms since 1945
World Army Uniforms since 1939
Army Badges & Insignia of World War 2 (Gt Britain etc)
Army Badges & Insignia of World War 2 Book 2 (Canada etc)
Army Badges & Insignia since 1945 Book 1 (Gt Britain etc)
Cavalry Uniforms of Britain & the Commonwealth
German Uniforms of the Third Reich 1933-45
Infantry Uniforms 1742-1855
Infantry Uniforms Book 2 1855-1939
Military Uniforms of the world
Naval, Marine & Air Force Uniforms of World War 2
Uniforms of the American Revolution
Uniforms of the American Civil War
Uniforms of the Seven Year War 1756-63
Uniforms of the Peninsular War 1807-14
Uniforms of the Napoleonic Wars
Uniforms of the Battle of Waterloo
Uniforms of the Retreat from Moscow
Uniforms of the Indo-China & Vietnam Wars
Uniforms of the Elite Forces
Uniforms of the Soldiers of Fortune
World Uniforms & Battles 1815-50
Orders, Medals & Decorations of Britain & Europe
Ribbons of Orders, Medals & Decorations
Parachute Badges & Insignia of the World
Naval & Marine Badges & Insignia of World War 2
Badges & Insignia of the Third Reich
Military Flags of the World 1618-1900

 
  SMALL  
  Bird Spotting IC
Tropical Fish IC
Marine Tropical Fish IC
Wild Animals of the World

 
  LARGER  
  Tropical Fish in the Aquarium
Mammals of Britain - their tracks, signs & trails
Birds of Britain & Europe
Great Western
Preserved Steam Railways of Britain
Orchids & their cultivation
Science of Geology IC
 
  SHIPS  
  Famous Ships of World War 2
Merchant Ships of the World 1910-29
Naval Fast Strike Craft & Patrol Boats
Submarines IC
Lifeboats of the World
Hovercraft & Hydrofoils

 
  FAUNA  
  Aviary IC
Budgerigars IC
Cage Birds
Canaries
Coloured Canaries
Birds
Birds IC
Birds Eggs & Nesting Habits
Birds of the Antarctic
Falcons & Falconry
Handbook of Common Birds Volume 1
Handbook of Common Birds Volume 2
Handbook of Foreign Birds Volume 1
Handbook of Foreign Birds Volume 2
Nesting Birds, Eggs & Fledglings
Owls of Britain & Europe
Aquarium Fishes IC
Fishes IC
Tropical Aquarium Fish IC
Reptiles & Amphibians
Beetles
Butterflies IC
Insects IC
Moths IC
Badgers IC
Deer IC
Dogs of the World
Mammals IC
Wild Animals of the World
Farm Animals IC
 
  GARDENS  
  Aquarium Plants
Garden Annuals & Bulbs IC
Garden Perennials & Water Plants IC
Garden Flowers IC
Garden Trees & Shrubs IC
Garden Conifers IC
Ponds & Water Gardens SB
Garden Pests & Diseases of Flowers & Shrubs
Pests & Diseases of Fruit & Vegetables in the garden Vol 1 Plants that feed us
Pests & Diseases of Fruit & Vegetables in the garden Vol 2 Plants that serve us
Garden Planning & Planting
Deciduous Garden Trees & Shrubs
Evergreen Garden Trees & Shrubs
Chrysanthemums, PEO, IC
Fuchsias IC
Roses, PEO, IC
Modern Roses
Handbook for Flower Arranging
Indoor Plants, PEO, IC
100 Indoor Plants IC

 
  FLORA  
  Cacti, PEO, IC
Colourful Cacti & other Succulents of the Deserts
Mountain Flowers IC
Heathers IC
Wild Flowers, PEO, IC
Wild Flowers a photographic guide
Wild Flowers in their habitat
Mushrooms & Toadstools IC
Poisonous Plants & Fungi IC
Plant Galls IC

 
  HABITAT  
  Dune & Moorland Life
Field & Meadow Life
Ocean Life IC
Pond & Stream Life
Pond & Stream Life in Europe
Seashore Life IC
Woodland Life
Seas & Oceans IC
 
  GEOLOGY  
  Geography through Fieldwork 1,2,3
Introduction to the Mineral Kingdom
Minerals & Rocks IC
Field Geology IC
Geological Laboratory Techniques
Fossils IC
Shells, PEO, IC
Seashells of the World
Living Seashells

 
  WORLD  
  Planet Earth IC
Weather & Climate IC
Astronomy IC

 
  ANTIQUES  
  Antiques, the care and repair of
Antique Bottles IC
Antique Guns IC 1250-1865
Antique Household Gadgets & Appliances 1860-1930
Antique Scientific Instruments
Bottle Collecting
Brasses & Brass Rubbing
Chairs IC
Clocks IC
Collecting Postcards 1854-1914
Collecting Postcards 1914-30 SB
Dolls IC
Furniture IC
Gems & Jewellry IC
Macrame the Craft of Knotting
Mechanical Tin Toys IC
Model Soldiers IC
Musical Instruments IC
Oriental Antiques
Rock & Gem Polishing
Swords SB
Treasure Hunting for all
Treasures of Islam
Watches IC

 
  PEOPLE  
  Costume & Fashion IC 1550-1760
Costume & Fashion IC 1760-1920
Folk Costumes of the World
Football
Heraldry of the world
Horse Racing SB
Indians of North America SB
Kings & Queens of England
Mountaineering
National Anthems of the World
Peoples of the World IC
British Monarchy IC
International Flag Book IC

 
  GENERAL  
  British Heritage IC
Canals IC
Castles IC
Cathedrals IC
Archaeology SB
Parish Churches of England IC
World Architecture

 
  ROAD  
  Horse Drawn Vehicles since 1760
Steam Traction Engines, Wagons & Rollers
Steam Power in Agriculture
Farm Tractors
Cycles
Motor Cycles
Modern Motor Bikes
Passenger Cars 1863-1904
Passenger Cars 1905-12
Passenger Cars 1913-23
Passenger Cars 1924-42
Racing Cars & Record Breakers 1898-1921
Motor Racing
Sports Cars 1907-27
Sports Cars 1928-39
Trams IC since 1945
Buses & Trolleybuses before 1919
Buses & Trolleybuses 1919-45
Buses & Trolleybuses since 1945
Fire Engines
Lorries, Trucks & Vans 1897-1927 (Lorries missing from 1972 US edition title)
Lorries, Trucks & Vans since 1928

 
  RAILWAY  
  The Dawn of World Railways 1800-50
Railways in the Formative Years 1851-95
Railways at the turn of the Century 1895-1905
Railways in the Years of Pre-eminence 1905-19
Railways at the Zenith of Steam 1920-40
Railways in the Transition from Steam 1940-65
Railways of the Modern Age since 1963
Railways and War before 1918
Railways and War since 1917
British Steam Locomotives
Great Steam Locomotives of all time
Steam Railways of Britain
Steam in the Landscape
Symphony in Steam
Steam Safari
Twilight of Steam
Iron Dinosaurs
Masterpieces in Steam

COMMENTS

6 August 2010
Thanks for putting together the great list of the Colour series by Blandford publishing. I have been collecting same for a number of years following a statement in a secondhand bookshop along Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, that he had just received about 200 titles from an ex employer of Blandford. I am now beginning to realise the prolific output of this series. More titles turn up quite regularly.
I have attached a list of titles which I am aware of and various comments (under). I will send list of the softback editions which I hold, no doubt there are many more. 
Dick Sinden, Yeovil
From my collection I can add the following titles….
Cattle of the World I C, 1978
Ballet, BCS, 1980
Medieval Military Dress, 1066-1500, BCS, 1983
Airforce Badges and Insignia of World War 2, BCS, 1976
Alpine Garden Plants, BCS,SB,1981
Grasses, Sedges and Rushes, IC, 1979
Archaeology, BCS, 1980
Dinosaurs, BCS, SB, 1981
Divers and Diving, BCS, 1981
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Indoor Plants IC has two distinct different books under same title, the second first pub in UK 1970, the first, first pub in UK in 1961.
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I have two American published books, by ARCO, New York. 
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British Steam Locomotives also pub as a PEO. 
I will list my SB at another time, they cover many of the titles.
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Bombers 1914-19 Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft is correct title.
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World Army Uniforms since 1939 is the combinationof Army Uniforms of World War 2 and Army Uniforms since 1945. Pub in 1981. A similar combined volume was pub in 1988 called Tanks and other Armoured Fighting Vehicles of the World. It joins together Tanks and other Armored Fighting Vehicles 1942-1945 with Tanks and other Tracked Vehicles in Service. Publisher New Orchard Editions of Poole. I believe they have produced other volumes.
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An interesting, very similar volume is called, Cage Birds in colour, pub by H. F. & G. WITHERBY LTD in 1958. This may have been the forerunners of the Blandford series? It lists 4 different volumes on the back dust jacket.
Dick Sinden

Thanks, Dick. I've yet to update the listing.

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