From the back cover:
"No more searching through stacks of books and magazines to find out what you need to know. The Player's Handbook puts it all at your fingertips, including:
- All recommended character classes - Fighters, Paladins, Rangers, Magic-Users, etc.
- Character Races - Dwarves, Elves, Gnomes, Half-Orcs, Humans, etc.
- Character level statistics
- Equipment lists with costs
- Spell listings by level and descriptions of effects (including many new spells)