Player’s Handbook, hardback core rulebook for AD&D 1st edition, by Gary Gygax
“This is it!
It’s the perfect player’s game-playing aid and the best companion to the referee’s Dungeon Master’s Guide. As a player, this handbook will help you determine your character’s abilities such as strength, wisdom and charisma. Character races including elves, halflings, dwarves, gnomes and others are explained in detail to make the adventure fast, fun and exciting. You’ll learn the rules for progressing in character levels and the most advantageous mapping and combat procedures. And they’re all in this easy to use book.”