The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller by Carlo Ginzburg, translated by John Tedeschi and Anne Tedeschi, the 1982 paperback from Penguin, is part of the collection at the Reading Room.
“Fascinating popular history in the great tradition of Barbara Tuchman and Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie
Menocchio was a simple family man—a miller by trade, the father of eleven children, briefly the mayor of his village. But he was also a voracious reader, a man who, possessed of an extraordinary curiosity, constructed a radical cosmology and dared to present it to the world. In 1599 he was burned at the stake as a heretic.” — back cover