At my site I can set only
<link rel='prev' /> without
next part. Will robots index pages in appropriate way (show first page instead of random page from list) with only
On the last page you only need to use PREV. This is detailed on Google's help page regarding Indicate paginated content.
On the final page of the sequence (
http://www.example.com/article-part4.html>), add a link pointing to the previous URL, like this:
<link rel="prev" href="http://www.example.com/article-part3.html">
Because this is the final URL in the sequence, there’s no need to add a rel="next" link.